Table 3: Compliance to the meal pattern recommendation in the 3M and 3+3M groups of completers at repeated interviews during 1-year dietary intervention

From: Should snacks be recommended in obesity treatment? a 1-year randomized clinical trial

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3M
 Principal meals2.8 (1–3)2.9 (2–4)2.7 (1–4)2.8 (2–3)2.7 (2–3)2.7 (1–3)
 Snacks0.5 (0–3)0.4 (0–2)0.5 (0–2)0.5 (0–2)0.8 (0–3)0.7 (0–2)
(n=49)(n=32)(n=28)(n=41)(n=43)(n=30)(n=23)
       
3+3M
 Principal meals2.8 (1–4)2.8 (1–4)2.7 (0–3)2.4 (1–3)2.9 (2–4)2.6 (1–3)
 snacks2.2 (0–4)2.5 (1–5)2.2 (1–4)1.4 (0–3)1.6 (0–3)1.9 (0–4)
 (n=44)(n=38)(n=31)(n=41)(n=40)(n=36)(n=27)
  1. Reported mean (min–max) number of principal meals and snacks at six interview periods.