Title

Eating Beyond Satiety and Body Mass Index

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2008

Keywords

Eating beyond satiety, body mass index, ethnicity, eating behaviors, cue reactivity, eating expectancies

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03327612

Abstract

Objective: To examine discrete eating behaviours as predictors of body mass and psychological processes through which these behaviours might lead to increased body mass. Method: Three hundred and twenty-nine undergraduate females filled out questionnaires on eating beyond satiety (EBS), snacking, night eating, and hunger as well as the process variables — eating expectancies and self-reported cue reactivity — in an online study. The eating behaviours were regressed on body mass index and mediation analyses were conducted for the process variables. Results: EBS was the strongest predictor of body mass when the other eating behaviours were controlled. The process variables did not mediate the relationship between EBS and body mass. Discussion: EBS may be a discrete variable on which to intervene to prevent and treat overweight and obesity. Further research is needed to elucidate the situational and affective antecedents of EBS.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Eating and Weight Disorders, v. 13, issue 3, p. 119-128

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