Daily text messaging for weight control among racial and ethnic minority women: randomized controlled pilot study.


Steinberg, D.M., Levine, E.L, Askew, S., Foley, P.B., Bennett, G.G.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

doi: 10.2196/jmir.2844.

Daily self-monitoring of diet and physical activity behaviors is a strong predictor of weight loss success. Text messaging holds promise as a viable self-monitoring modality, particularly among racial/ethnic minority populations. This pilot study evaluated the feasibility of a text messaging intervention for weight loss among predominantly black women.