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Comfort food: obesity and mood influences on food uptake

  title={Comfort food: obesity and mood influences on food uptake},
  author={Gabrielle Patterson and Wind Goodfriend},
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The Influence of Office Employees’ Eating Behaviour Due to Stress: The Case of Universiti Malaysia Sabah Office Employees
Besides as sustenance, food is also regarded as a common source of comfort, relief and even as a reward (Dalton et.al, 2013; Sublette & Martin, 2016). The simple act of consuming familiar foods


The use of analogue scales in rating subjective feelings
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Do emotions influence the eating patterns of obese individuals? This paper reviews 30 years of clinical and experimental research in order to answer this question. The result is a picture of
What's driving the binge in binge eating disorder?: A prospective examination of precursors and consequences.
The finding that negative mood is actually heightened subsequent to a binge suggests the need to further investigate what is reinforcing about a binge, including possible escape from self-awareness.
Affect asymmetry and comfort food consumption
Results indicate that men's comfort food consumption was motivated by positive emotions whereas women's consumption was triggered by negative affects, and Foods high in sugar and fat content were more efficient in alleviating negative affects whereas low-calorie foods were moreefficient in increasing positive emotions.
Chihuly gardens and glass (Film)
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The relationship between eating and emotion has always interested researchers of human behavior and findings on the reciprocal interactions between emotions and food intake, and the psychological and emotional consequences of losing weight and dieting are considered.
Film-induced sadness as a trigger for disinhibited eating.
When sadness is induced without an apparent ego threat, high-restraint participants may not exhibit as much disinhibited eating as when they are exposed to mood inductions that threaten their self-esteem.
Are you obese ?
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It is suggested that mood may be an important factor that discriminates overeating and binge eating in subjects with binge eating disorder.