Comparing thought suppression and acceptance as coping techniques for food cravings.

@article{Hooper2012ComparingTS,
  title={Comparing thought suppression and acceptance as coping techniques for food cravings.},
  author={Nic Hooper and Emily K. Sandoz and Jennifer L Ashton and Amelia Clarke and Louise A McHugh},
  journal={Eating behaviors},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={62-4}
}
Handling food cravings seems to play a major role in weight management. Many try to simply avoid cravings. However, avoidance based techniques like thought suppression can make attempts to deal with cravings more difficult. Recent research suggests that acceptance based techniques, such as defusion, may be a plausible alternative. The current study aimed to compare these two techniques. Participants were instructed in either a thought suppression or defusion technique at the beginning of a week… CONTINUE READING