Effects of food-cue exposure on dieting-related goals: A limitation to counteractive-control theory

J.S. Coelho, J. Polivy, C. Herman, P.P. Pliner

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Abstract

The present study investigated the effects of exposure to a food cue on the self-reported importance of dieting in those with low, medium, and high levels of dietary restraint. The results indicated that exposure to a food cue bolstered dieting-related goals in those who were low in dietary restraint but had no effect on the importance of dieting-related goals for those with medium or high levels of dietary restraint. The results demonstrate that exposure to temptations may differentially affect self-control processes depending on an individuals' level of dietary restraint.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-349
JournalAppetite
Volume51 (2)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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