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ERIC Number: EJ835562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0731-7107
Relationship between Rate of Eating and Degree of Satiation
Azrin, Nathan H.; Kellen, Michael J.; Brooks, Jeannie; Ehle, Chris; Vinas, Veronica
Child & Family Behavior Therapy, v30 n4 p355-364 Dec 2008
Behavioral psychologists have developed effective methods of treatment for overeating and weight control, including mealtime regulation, avoidance of taboo foods, and removal of identified precursors to the bingeing behavior. The current study sought to examine the relationship between speed of eating and levels of satiation in weight conscious individuals. Ten participants were instructed to eat at a fast and a slow rate in a within-subjects reversal design. Consuming food at a slow rate helped participants achieve satiation quicker with comparable amounts of food intake. Slow eaters were also less likely to overeat. These results suggest that slow eating may prevent excessive food consumption in weight conscious individuals, constituting an effective means of weight management. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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