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Motivational dynamics of eating regulation: a self-determination theory perspective

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Within Western society, many people have difficulties adequately regulating their eating behaviors and weight. Although the literature on eating regulation is vast, little attention has been given to motivational dynamics involved in eating regulation. Grounded in Self-Determination Theory (SDT), the present contribution aims to provide a motivational perspective on eating regulation. The role of satisfaction and thwarting of the basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness is introduced as a mechanism to (a) explain the etiology of body image concerns and disordered eating and (b) understand the optimal regulation of ongoing eating behavior for healthy weight maintenance. An overview of empirical studies on these two research lines is provided. In a final section, the potential relevance and value of SDT in relation to prevailing theoretical models in the domain of eating regulation is discussed. Although research on SDT in the domain of eating regulation is still in its early stages and more research is clearly needed, this review suggests that the SDT represents a promising framework to more thoroughly study and understand the motivational processes involved in eating regulation and associated problems.
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Autonomous Regulation, Need Substitutes, Motivation, INTRINSIC MOTIVATION, BODY-IMAGE, WEIGHT-LOSS MAINTENANCE, PARENTAL PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTROL, MALADAPTIVE PERFECTIONISM, DISORDER PATIENTS, BULIMIC SYMPTOMS, WOMEN, AUTONOMY SUPPORT, Thin-Ideal, Eating Regulation, OBJECTIFICATION, Self-Determination Theory, Eating Disorders

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Verstuyf, Joke, Heather Patrick, Maarten Vansteenkiste, and Pedro Teixeira. 2012. “Motivational Dynamics of Eating Regulation: a Self-determination Theory Perspective.” International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 9.
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Verstuyf, J., Patrick, H., Vansteenkiste, M., & Teixeira, P. (2012). Motivational dynamics of eating regulation: a self-determination theory perspective. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, 9.
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Verstuyf J, Patrick H, Vansteenkiste M, Teixeira P. Motivational dynamics of eating regulation: a self-determination theory perspective. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. 2012;9.
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Verstuyf, Joke, Heather Patrick, Maarten Vansteenkiste, et al. “Motivational Dynamics of Eating Regulation: a Self-determination Theory Perspective.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 9 (2012): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {Within Western society, many people have difficulties adequately regulating their eating behaviors and weight. Although the literature on eating regulation is vast, little attention has been given to motivational dynamics involved in eating regulation. Grounded in Self-Determination Theory (SDT), the present contribution aims to provide a motivational perspective on eating regulation. The role of satisfaction and thwarting of the basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness is introduced as a mechanism to (a) explain the etiology of body image concerns and disordered eating and (b) understand the optimal regulation of ongoing eating behavior for healthy weight maintenance. An overview of empirical studies on these two research lines is provided. In a final section, the potential relevance and value of SDT in relation to prevailing theoretical models in the domain of eating regulation is discussed. Although research on SDT in the domain of eating regulation is still in its early stages and more research is clearly needed, this review suggests that the SDT represents a promising framework to more thoroughly study and understand the motivational processes involved in eating regulation and associated problems.},
  articleno    = {21},
  author       = {Verstuyf, Joke and Patrick, Heather and Vansteenkiste, Maarten and Teixeira, Pedro},
  issn         = {1479-5868},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY},
  keyword      = {Autonomous Regulation,Need Substitutes,Motivation,INTRINSIC MOTIVATION,BODY-IMAGE,WEIGHT-LOSS MAINTENANCE,PARENTAL PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTROL,MALADAPTIVE PERFECTIONISM,DISORDER PATIENTS,BULIMIC SYMPTOMS,WOMEN,AUTONOMY SUPPORT,Thin-Ideal,Eating Regulation,OBJECTIFICATION,Self-Determination Theory,Eating Disorders},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {16},
  title        = {Motivational dynamics of eating regulation: a self-determination theory perspective},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-9-21},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2012},
}

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