Multiple types of dieting prospectively predict weight gain during the freshman year of college.

Lowe, Michael R., Annunziato, Rachel A., Markowitza, Jessica Tuttman, Didie, Elizabeth, Bellace, Dara L., Riddell, Lynette, Maille, Caralynn, McKinney, Shortie and Stice, Eric 2006, Multiple types of dieting prospectively predict weight gain during the freshman year of college., Appetite, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 83-90.

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Title Multiple types of dieting prospectively predict weight gain during the freshman year of college.
Author(s) Lowe, Michael R.
Annunziato, Rachel A.
Markowitza, Jessica Tuttman
Didie, Elizabeth
Bellace, Dara L.
Riddell, Lynette
Maille, Caralynn
McKinney, Shortie
Stice, Eric
Journal name Appetite
Volume number 47
Issue number 1
Start page 83
End page 90
Publisher Elsevier BV
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publication date 2006-07
ISSN 0195-6663
1095-8304
Keyword(s) dieting
restrained eating
weight gain
prediction
freshmen
obesity
prevention
disinhibition
emotional eating
Summary The freshman year of college is a period of heightened risk for weight gain. This study examined measures of restrained eating, disinhibition, and emotional eating as predictors of weight gain during the freshman year. Using Lowe's multi-factorial model of dieting, it also examined three different types of dieting as predictors of weight gain. Sixty-nine females were assessed at three points during the school year. Weight gain during the freshman year averaged 2.1 kg. None of the traditional self-report measures of restraint, disinhibition, or emotional eating were predictive of weight gain. However, both a history of weight loss dieting and weight suppression (discrepancy between highest weight ever and current weight) predicted greater weight gain, and these effects appeared to be largely independent of one another. Individuals who said they were currently dieting to lose weight gained twice as much (5.0 kg) as former dieters (2.5 kg) and three times as much as never dieters (1.6 kg), but the import of this finding was unclear because there was only a small number of current dieters (N=7). Overall the results indicate that specific subtypes of dieting predicts weight gain during the freshman year better than more global measures of restraint or overeating.
Language eng
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2006, Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30006552

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