From dietary restraint to binge eating: Some theoretical considerations

  title={From dietary restraint to binge eating: Some theoretical considerations},
  author={Reinhard J. Tuschl},
  • R. Tuschl
  • Published 1 April 1990
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Appetite
Metabolic determinants of binge eating.
Effects of Stress, Dietary Restraint, and Disinhibition Upon Eating Habits and Nutrition.
Restraint theory states that for some individuals physiological factors which normally result in eating compete with cognitive efforts to resist eating (i.e. dietary restraint). This disparity has
The effects of dieting on eating behavior: a three-factor model.
  • M. Lowe
  • Psychology
    Psychological bulletin
  • 1993
It is argued that the eating behavior exhibited by restrained eaters stems from their frequent dieting and overeating in the past rather than from their current state of dietary or cognitive restraint.
The influence of food on food intake: Methodological problems and mechanisms of action
Abstract Emphasis has been placed on the understanding of the regulation of food intake in the hope of aiding the battle against obesity and of helping to ameliorate the anorexia of cancer and eating
Relationship between dietary restraint, binge eating, and leptin in obese women
In obese women with severe binge eating, the negative relationship between dietary restraint and serum leptin concentrations seems mediated by a greater fat intake.
Cultural Reflections on Restrained Eating
Most restrained eaters are not currently on a diet and may be “best characterized as ‘weight watchers’ who are concerned about their food intake and try to limit intake, particularly of energy dense foods” (Lowe et al., 2013, p. 5).
Biased perception of overeating in bulimia nervosa and compulsive binge eaters
This study investigated the relationship between caloric intake and perceived overeating in subjects with and without a history of problematic binge eating. Eighty subjects (20 in four groups:


Compulsive eating and dietary restraint.
  • J. Wardle
  • Psychology
    The British journal of clinical psychology
  • 1987
It is argued that craving for food, preoccupation with eating and loss of control over food intake represent a natural psychobiological adaptation to sub-optimal weight and food deprivation.
Binge eating: a theoretical review.
The clinical and experimental reports are combined to provide suggestions for the aetiology and treatment of the problem of binge eating.
Culturally corralled into food abuse: the eating disorders as physiologically reinforced excessive appetites
The position argued in this chapter is that the dictates of fashion in Western society (Garner et al. 1980), together with inadequate promotion of sensible uses of foods (Booth 1987b, c), are
Restraint and Excess in Dieters and Bulimics
Although the binges of bulimia are undeniably remarkable, it is debatable whether the most striking aspect of the binge is its quantity or its quality. Anecdotes about binges highlight both the
Consequences of Dieting and Exercise on Menstrual Function in Normal Weight Young Women
Weight-reducing diets typically provide amounts of micronutrients and proteins that are within the limits of common recommendations and do not cause the characteristic disease states due to shortage