Promoting self-compassionate attitudes toward eating among restrictive and guilty eaters.

  title={Promoting self-compassionate attitudes toward eating among restrictive and guilty eaters.},
  author={Claire E. Adams and Mark R. Leary},
  journal={Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology},
Abstract This study investigated the possibility that inducing a state of self–compassion would attenuate the tendency for restrained eaters to overeat after eating an unhealthy food preload (the disinhibition effect). College women completed measures of two components of rigid restrained eating: restrictive eating (desire and effort to avoid eating unhealthy foods) and eating guilt (tendency to feel guilty after eating unhealthily). Then, participants were asked either to eat an unhealthy food… Expand

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