Reasons for Initiation and Cessation of Eating in Obese Men and Women and the Affective Consequences of Eating in Everyday Situations

@article{Tuomisto1998ReasonsFI,
  title={Reasons for Initiation and Cessation of Eating in Obese Men and Women and the Affective Consequences of Eating in Everyday Situations},
  author={Timo Tuomisto and M. T. Tuomisto and Marion M. Hetherington and Raimo Lappalainen},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={1998},
  volume={30},
  pages={211-222}
}
Reasons for the initiation and termination of eating were investigated in 78 female and 36 male obese subjects following a weight control programme. Self-monitoring diaries were completed during a 24-h period, in which subjects selected the main reason for starting and stopping an eating episode. Additionally, subjects recorded mood before and after eating using visual analogue scales. Hunger was chosen as a reason to start eating in only 20% of cases. Environmental cues such as mealtime were… 

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