Unintentional eating: what determines goal-incongruent chocolate consumption?

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Abstract

Overeating can be automatically triggered by the presence of palatable food. When presented with an opportunity to consume unlimited chocolate under the guise of a consumer study, chocolate consumption in individuals (n=62) with healthy dietary intentions could be predicted from a psychological measure of cognitive inhibition. Individuals who were less able to suppress goal-incongruent responses in an established inhibitory task: (a) ate more chocolate and (b) had a higher body mass index than others suggesting that these individuals were less able to exert dietary control in the presence of palatable but intention-incongruent foods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-425
Number of pages4
JournalAppetite
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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Unintentional eating : what determines goal-incongruent chocolate consumption? / Allan, Julia L; Johnston, Marie; Campbell, Neil.

In: Appetite, Vol. 54, No. 2, 04.2010, p. 422-425.

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