Food cue exposure and body image satisfaction: the moderating role of BMI and dietary restraint

A.J. Fett*, P. Lattimore, A.J. Roefs, N. Geschwind, A.T.M. Jansen

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Effects of cue exposure to high and low-caloric food on body image satisfaction and the moderating role of body mass index (BMI) and restraint were investigated in 77 lean unrestrained, lean restrained and overweight restrained females. Body (BS) and weight satisfaction (WS) were assessed before and after the cue exposure. Lean restrained participants were significantly less satisfied with their weight after cue exposure to high-caloric foods in comparison to cue exposure to low-caloric foods, whereas no such effect was present in overweight restrained and lean unrestrained participants. Low-caloric food cues did not influence WS. Food cues had a nonsignificant trend effect on BS. Yet, only lean unrestrained participants experienced significantly more BS in response to food cue exposure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-18
JournalBody Image
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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