Poster Eating Style, Body Image Avoidance Behaviours and Obesity: Analysis of Mediation and Moderation

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Kamila Czepczor Anna Brytek Matera


Objective: The aim of the study was to twofold: (1) examine the relationship between uncontrolled eating, emotional eating ofchocolate and food and weight preoccupation and (2) evaluate whether uncontrolled eating mediated and moderated the effectof food and weight preoccupation on emotional eating of chocolate. Methods: The study included 57 individuals with obesity (MBMI = 33.97 kg/m2; SD = 3.54), 66 with overweight (MBMI = 26.93kg/m2; SD = 1.34) as well as 236 with normal body weight (MBMI = 21.58 kg/m2; SD = 1.83). All participants completed theThree-Factor Eating Questionnaire-R18 (TFEQ-R18; Karlsson et al., 2000), the Attitudes to Chocolate Questionnaire (Bentonet al., 1998) and the Body Image Avoidance Questionnaire (BIAQ; Rosen et al., 1991). Conclusion: The relationship between uncontrolled eating, emotional eating of chocolate and maladaptive focusing on foodand body weight are significant in all individuals with normal and abnormal Body Mass Index. In addition, uncontrolled eatingis important variable for connection between food and weight preoccupation and emotional eating of chocolate in group withnormal body weight and overweight.


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