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Meditation, and weight management in women: a randomized controlled trial

In Over-nutrition on July 31, 2012 at 6:24 pm

The effect of a mindful restaurant eating intervention on weight management in women

Timmerman GMBrown A. School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78701, USA. gtimmerman@mail.utexas.edu

J Nutr Educ Behav. 2012 Jan-Feb;44(1):22-8.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of a Mindful Restaurant Eating intervention on weight management.

DESIGN: Randomized control trial.

SETTING: Greater metropolitan area of Austin, Texas.

PARTICIPANTS: Women (n = 35) 40-59 years old who eat out at least 3 times per week.

INTERVENTION: The intervention, using 6 weekly 2-hour, small group sessions, focused on reducing calorie and fat intake when eating out through education, behavior change strategies, and mindful eating meditations.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Weight, waist circumference, self-reported daily calorie and fat intake, self-reported calories and fat consumed when eating out, emotional eating, diet related self-efficacy, and barriers to weight management when eating out.

ANALYSIS: General linear models examined change from baseline to final endpoint to determine differences in outcomes between the intervention and control group.

RESULTS: Participants in the intervention group lost significantly more weight (P =.03), had lower average daily caloric (P = .002) and fat intake (P = .001), had increased diet-related self-efficacy (P = .02), and had fewer barriers to weight management when eating out (P = .001).

CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Mindful Restaurant Eating intervention was effective in promoting weight management in perimenopausal women.

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