Does mindful eating modify eating behavior in individuals with excess weight?




Obesidad; Ciencias de la Nutrición; Atención plena; Dieta; Protocols.


Traditional strategies for the control of excess weight, such as the use of restrictive diets and the encouragement of physical exercise, do not seem to be effective in the long term, as they often fail to promote a change in eating behavior. Therefore, behavioral strategies, such as mindful eating, which is being mindful of what one eats without judgment or criticism and helps an individual to have a better relationship with food through the establishment of harmony among mind, body and eating, seems to be an effective alternative for the consolidation of more conscious eating. The aim of the present study was to perform an integrative review of the literature on the main mindful eating protocols used in studies involving individuals with excess weight to achieve a change in eating behavior. Searches were performed in the PubMed, ScienceDirect, TRIP and Scielo databases. Eight articles met the inclusion criteria for the present review. The benefits of the different mindful eating protocols varied among the studies. The main benefits were a reduction in or maintenance of weight, an improvement in eating behavior, a reduction of episodes of binge eating and increases in mindfulness and conscious eating. MB-EAT was the most used protocol among the studies included in the present review. Further studies involving different mindful eating strategies are needed for a better analysis of the effects of such protocols on eating behavior.


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BEZERRA, M. B. G. S.; ORANGE, L. G. de .; CALAÇA, P. R. de A. .; MENEZES, G. M. M. de; LIMA, C. R. de. Does mindful eating modify eating behavior in individuals with excess weight? . Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 3, p. e36110313465, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i3.13465. Disponível em: Acesso em: 16 apr. 2021.



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