According to a new Gallup poll of 1,012 adults, 52 percent lost weight at some point in their lives, but it’s how they’re doing it that’s intriguing.  Of those successful weight droppers, 32 percent got slimmer by dieting exclusively, and 47 percent named both diet and exercise as important factors.

Gallup also found the most popular way to diet was counting calories/portion control, followed by eating more natural food.

The remaining percents used only exercise (19 percent), diet pills (four percent) and gastric bypass surgery (one percent).

[Gallup]