Eating Behavior after Experimentally Induced Emotions

Laessle R, Kertz H
2018 Journal of Obesity and Overweight  
Keywords: Emotions; Eating behavior Based on theoretical considerations which hypothesize a significant influence of emotions on eating behavior a laboratory experiment was conducted. 127 subjects of both sexes were investigated after the induction of joy or sadness with subsequent presentation of chocolate. Neither gender nor the quality of the emotion had a significant effect on the consumed amount of chocolate, but habitual dietary restraint of the subjects lead to lower intake of the sweet
more » ... ntake of the sweet food. The results are discussed with respect to the usefulness of a cognitive control of eating behavior in successful treatment programs for obesity.
doi:10.15744/2455-7633.4.104 fatcat:2twbajcsxrhetjhpuipb5yelsi