How does mindful eating without non-judgement, mindfulness and self-compassion relate to motivations to eat palatable foods in a student population?

Keyte, Rebecca and Egan, Helen and Mantzios, Michail (2020) How does mindful eating without non-judgement, mindfulness and self-compassion relate to motivations to eat palatable foods in a student population? Nutrition and Health, 26 (1). pp. 27-34. ISSN 0260-1060

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Abstract

Background: Previous research acknowledges the impact mindfulness, mindful eating and self-compassion has upon weight regulation and motives to eat palatable foods; with mindful eating showing an increased impact of eating behaviours. Some research has identified that present moment awareness should be the primary focus of mindful eating.
Aim: This research aimed to explore the relationship between mindfulness, self-compassion, and mindful eating with motivations to eat palatable food.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate this relationship amongst university students (n=211), utilizing a newly developed mindful eating scale primarily focusing on present moment awareness.
Results: Results indicated significant negative correlations between both self-compassion and mindful eating and motives to eat palatable foods. Mindful eating positively correlated with self-compassion and other mindfulness elements that are suggesting indirect acceptance measurements of the mindful eating scale.
Conclusion: Possible explanations and future directions are discussed further with an emphasis on the need for more empirical work. In addition, suggestions are provided regarding the reinterpretation of elements that are investigated and explored in eating literature.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0260106019888367
Date: 1 March 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mindfulness; Mindful Eating; Self-Compassion; Motivations to eat palatable foods; Obesity
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Psychology
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA 04: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Depositing User: Michail Mantzios
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2020 09:24
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 09:48
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8623

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