Lisa M Robinson

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We examined the association of food cravings with weight loss and eating behaviors in a lifestyle intervention for weight loss in worksites. This research was part of a randomized controlled trial of a 6-month weight loss intervention versus a wait-listed control in 4 Massachusetts worksites. The intervention emphasized reducing energy intake by adherence(More)
BACKGROUND Worksites are potentially effective locations for obesity control because they provide opportunities for group intervention and social support. Studies are needed to identify effective interventions in these settings. OBJECTIVE We examined the effects of a multicomponent lifestyle intervention on weight loss and prevention of regain in 4(More)
The accuracy of stated energy contents of reduced-energy restaurant foods and frozen meals purchased from supermarkets was evaluated. Measured energy values of 29 quick-serve and sit-down restaurant foods averaged 18% more than stated values, and measured energy values of 10 frozen meals purchased from supermarkets averaged 8% more than originally stated.(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine associations between eating behavior constructs and weight loss (WL) in a 6-month WL intervention in worksites. DESIGN AND METHODS A cluster-randomized controlled trial of a group behavioral WL intervention versus wait-listed control was conducted at four worksites. Measures included body weight and the eating behavior constructs(More)
IMPORTANCE Calorie restriction (CR) increases longevity in many species and reduces risk factors for chronic diseases. In humans, CR may improve health span, yet concerns remain about potential negative effects of CR. OBJECTIVE To test the effect of CR on mood, quality of life (QOL), sleep, and sexual function in healthy nonobese adults. DESIGN,(More)
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