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Do you ever watch TV while eating?

Yes, every day.

Which of the following equals one serving size of pasta?

Hockey puck
Tennis ball

What's your biggest motivation to lose weight now?

My family
Health reasons
An upcoming event
To look better

How active is your lifestyle?

Very active:I get large amounts of moderate or vigorous activity, such as brisk walking, running or biking, every day.
Active:I do 20 to 30 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity like running or lap swimming on most days.
Somewhat active:I do light or moderate activity, such as walking, gardening or golf, two to three times a week.
Not active:I rarely or never include physical activity in my day.

What is the biggest weight-loss obstacle you face right now?

I don't like many fruits and vegetables.
I can't seem to find time to cook healthy meals.
I have trouble controlling my portions.
I eat when I'm stressed, in a bad mood or bored.
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