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What is the psychological impact of self-weighing?\ud A meta-analysis

Benn, Y.; Webb, T.L.; Chang, B.P.; Harkin, B.;
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  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Country: United Kingdom
Many people self-weigh and many interventions addressing weight-related problems such as obesity promote self-weighing. However, while self-weighing has been associated with weight loss, there is mixed evidence regarding the psychological impact of this behaviour. The present review aimed to quantify the relationship between self-weighing and: (i) affect (e.g., anxiety, depression), (ii) psychological functioning (e.g., self-esteem), (iii) body-related attitudes, and (iv) disordered eating. A computerized search of scientific databases in September 2014 and subsequent ancestry and citation searches identified twenty-nine independent tests of the relationship bet...
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‘The ostrich problem’: When and why people fail to monitor their goal progress and the development of a new focus for behaviour change interventions
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 280515
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
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