Diet quality of adults using intuitive eating for weight loss – pilot study

Judith Camele Anglin, Nadia Borchardt, Elizabeth Ramos, Kendra Mhoon

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Abstract

As the incidence of obesity and related disease steadily increases, researchers and medical practitioners are continuously examining new approaches to prevent and manage the epidemic. Intuitive eating (IE) is a new and innovative approach that uses an individual's response to internal cues of hunger, satiety, and appetite, and replaces calorie restriction (CR). CR is the standard approach for weight reduction. This study was a randomized controlled trial with two groups in which we accessed records of the dietary intake of obese adults using CR and IE to achieve weight loss. The participants were sedentary obese individuals with no history of chronic diseases. They engaged in physical activity three times per week for 30 min and recorded their daily food intake in a food diary. Instructions were given for CR and IE at the start and midpoint of the study. The duration of the study was six weeks. Weight and waist circumference were measured, and body mass index (BMI) calculated. The CR group's total weight loss was significantly (p = 0.03) lower than that of the IE group. The CR group had consistent weight loss throughout the study, while the IE group's weight loss was significantly less at the endpoint compared to the midpoint. CR is a superior approach to weight management than IE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-264
Number of pages10
JournalNutrition and Health
Volume22
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Weight Loss
Eating
Diet
Diet Records
Weights and Measures
Hunger
Waist Circumference
Appetite
Cues
Body Mass Index
Chronic Disease
Randomized Controlled Trials
Obesity
Research Personnel
Exercise
Incidence

Keywords

  • Intuitive eating
  • body mass index
  • calorie restriction
  • obesity
  • waist circumference
  • weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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Diet quality of adults using intuitive eating for weight loss – pilot study. / Anglin, Judith Camele; Borchardt, Nadia; Ramos, Elizabeth; Mhoon, Kendra.

In: Nutrition and Health, Vol. 22, No. 3-4, 01.01.2013, p. 255-264.

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Anglin, Judith Camele ; Borchardt, Nadia ; Ramos, Elizabeth ; Mhoon, Kendra. / Diet quality of adults using intuitive eating for weight loss – pilot study. In: Nutrition and Health. 2013 ; Vol. 22, No. 3-4. pp. 255-264.
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