Memory for meal satisfaction and later snack intake

Whitelock, Victoria and Robinson, Eric (2018) Memory for meal satisfaction and later snack intake. [Data Collection]

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Research suggests that memory for recent eating is factored into subsequent food intake decisions and that enhancing memory for recent eating may be one way to reduce over-consumption of foods. This study aimed to examine whether remembered meal satisfaction can be manipulated in a laboratory setting and whether this would influence later snack intake. Participants (N = 128, BMI M = 23.46kg/m2, SD = 4.70) consumed a fixed pasta meal and subsequently rehearsed the satisfying or dissatisfying aspects of the meal, or rehearsed a neutral experience (journey to campus; control). Three hours later participants completed a bogus taste-test and measures of memory for satisfaction with the earlier lunch. In the dissatisfying rehearsal condition remembered satisfaction with satiety after the lunchtime meal was significantly lower than the neutral and satisfying rehearsal conditions and hunger post lunch was significantly greater than the satisfying rehearsal condition. Snack food consumption did not differ across conditions. Rehearsing the dissatisfying aspects of a lunchtime meal reduced remembered satisfaction with the satiety providing effects of an earlier meal, but did not influence snack food intake 3 hours later.

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Keywords: memory for recent eating, remembered satisfaction, satiety, eating behaviour
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Pscychology, Health and Society
Depositing User: Victoria Whitelock
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 11:13
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2018 11:13

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