Feeding Behavior

Ecological momentary assessment of environmental and personal factors and snack food intake in African American women.

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Dec 02, 2014

This study examined contributions of environmental and personal factors (specifically, food availability and expense, daily hassles, self-efficacy, positive and negative affect) to within-person and between-person variations in snack food intake in 100 African American women.

Self-monitoring as a mediator of weight loss in the SMART randomized clinical trial.

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Nov 25, 2013

BACKGROUND: Integral components of behavioral weight-loss treatment include self-monitoring of diet and physical activity along with feedback to participants regarding their behaviors.

Does the type of weight loss diet affect who participates in a behavioral weight loss intervention? A comparison of participants for a plant-based diet versus a standard diet trial.

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Dec 24, 2013

Studies have found that people following plant-based eating styles, such as vegan or vegetarian diets, often have different demographic characteristics, eating styles, and physical activity (PA) levels than individuals following an omnivorous dietary pattern.

Hand-held dynamic visual noise reduces naturally occurring food cravings and craving-related consumption.

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Jun 17, 2013

This study demonstrated the applicability of the well-established laboratory task, dynamic visual noise, as a technique for reducing naturally occurring food cravings and subsequent food intake. Dynamic visual noise was delivered on a hand-held computer device.

Collection and visualization of dietary behavior and reasons for eating using Twitter.

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Jun 26, 2013

BACKGROUND: Increasing an individual's awareness and understanding of their dietary habits and reasons for eating may help facilitate positive dietary changes.

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The role of affect in the maintenance of anorexia nervosa: evidence from a naturalistic assessment of momentary behaviors and emotion.

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Sep 10, 2013

The current study examines the relationship of affect and eating disorder behavior in anorexia nervosa (AN) using ecological momentary assessment. Participants were 118 adult females recruited at three sites from eating disorder treatment centers and community advertisements.

Ecological momentary interventions: incorporating mobile technology into psychosocial and health behaviour treatments.

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Dec 30, 2009

PURPOSE: Psychosocial and health behaviour treatments and therapies can be extended beyond traditional research or clinical settings by using mobile technology to deliver interventions to individuals as they go about their daily lives.

Smart phones are useful for food intake and physical activity surveys.

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Dec 07, 2009

Current self-report methods of recording food intake and Physical Activity (PA) are cumbersome and inaccurate. Food and activity surveys implemented on a smart phone will allow for immediate entry, data transfer to a researcher, and feedback to the user.

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