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High trait self-control predicts positive health behaviors and success in weight loss.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21421645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Surprisingly few studies have explored the intuitive connection between self-control and weight loss. We tracked participants' diet, exercise and weight loss during a 12-week weight loss program. Participants higher in self-control weighed less and reported exercising more than their lower self-control counterparts at baseline. Independent of baseline differences, individuals high in dispositional self-control ate fewer calories overall and fewer calories from fat, burned marginally more calories through exercise, and lost more weight during the program than did those lower in self-control. These data suggest that trait self-control is, indeed, an important predictor of health behaviors.
Authors:
A Will Crescioni; Joyce Ehrlinger; Jessica L Alquist; Kyle E Conlon; Roy F Baumeister; Christopher Schatschneider; Gareth R Dutton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2011-03-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health psychology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1461-7277     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-17     Completed Date:  2011-10-19     Revised Date:  2014-09-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703616     Medline TA:  J Health Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  750-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Body Mass Index
Diet Therapy / psychology
Exercise / psychology
Female
Health Behavior*
Humans
Male
Medical Records
Middle Aged
Obesity / diet therapy,  psychology,  therapy
Patient Compliance / psychology
Self Concept*
Weight Loss*
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
1RL1AA017541/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS; RL1 AA017541/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS; UL1-DE019586/DE/NIDCR NIH HHS

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