By Amy Norton

HealthDay Reporter

“THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a country where four out of 10 adults are obese, it’s probably good news that half of U.S. adults say they’ve recently tried to shed some pounds.

They did this most often through exercise, cutting calories and eating their fruits and veggies, according to a new government survey that tracked Americans’ weight-loss attempts between 2013 and 2016.

Overall, 49 percent of respondents said they’d tried to lose weight in the past year — including two-thirds of those who were obese.”