Body image and food consumption: three laboratory studies of perceived calorie content.

@article{Thompson1993BodyIA,
  title={Body image and food consumption: three laboratory studies of perceived calorie content.},
  author={J Kevin Thompson and D L Coovert and L N Pasman and Joe Robb},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={1993},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={445-57}
}
Three studies are reported that measured body image and mood changes consequent to the consumption of a milkshake that differed in perceived number of calories (high vs. low). The pilot investigation on normal-weight college females produced an interaction between perceived calorie content (PCC) and time of testing--subjects who received the high-calorie shake overestimated body size and were more dysphoric at posttest than subjects who received the low calorie shake. Study 2 provided a… CONTINUE READING

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