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Restrained eating

In this video, Professor Nanette Stroebele Benschop discusses the concept of restrained eating.

Restrained eating is the effort to restrict the amount of food ingested, with the goal of losing weight or preventing weight gain.

While temporary diets are a common event in the Western world, restrained eating can be described as “chronic dieters”, of whom display peculiar beliefs and cognitions, which will be addressed in more detail in the video.

In this step, Prof. Stroebele-Benschop also gives us insights on whether restrained eaters are particularly successful in losing weight and in assessing their calorie intake, and whether experimental studies of restrained eating can be generalized to real world situations.

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