publication . Article . 2020

Does stress eat away at you or make you eat? EMA measures of stress predict day to day food craving and perceived food intake as a function of trait stress-eating

Jens Blechert; Björn Pannicke; Ann-Kathrin Arend; Julia Reichenberger; Katja Petrowski;
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  • Published: 24 Jun 2020
  • Country: Austria
Eating behaviour can be driven by non-homeostatic factors like stress. Both increased and decreased food intake in response to stress has been documented, but it has remained difficult to identify a trait that predicts who shows either pattern. Thus, we collected naturalistic data from Ecological Momentary Assessment in combination with the trait-level Salzburg Stress Eating Scale (SSES). In study 1, 97 individuals completed the SSES and 6 daily reports about stress, food craving and perceived food intake across 8 days, whereas in study 2, 83 diet-interested participants completed the same measures at 4 daily prompts across 14 days. Consistent across both studie...
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Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: Ecological momentary assessment, eating behaviour, stress, negative affect, food craving, Applied Psychology, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Eating behaviour, Food intake, Trait, Day to day, Food craving, Affect (psychology), Psychology, Stress measures, Clinical psychology
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EC| NewEat
Transdiagnostic views on eating disorders and obesity and new approaches for treatment
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 639445
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG
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