Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 8

Determination of Food Addiction and Mindful Eating in Overweight and Obese Adults

Cansu DÖLEK1 and M Ali CEBİRBAY2*

1MSc Dietician, Cansu Dölek Nutrition and Diet Counseling Center, Konya, Turkey
2Faculty of Health Science, Nutrition and Dietetic Department, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey

*Corresponding Author: M Ali CEBİRBAY, Faculty of Health Science, Nutrition and Dietetic Department, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey.

Received: July 11, 2022; Published: July 27, 2022

Aim: The aim of the study is to evaluate the food addiction and mindful eating in overweight and obese adults.

Method: The research was designed as a survey model to determine the food addiction and mindful eating of 592 overweight and obese adults living in Konya, Turkey. The data were obtained by a survey that included demographic characteristics, anthropometric measurements, eating habits, Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS) and the Mindful Eating Questionnaire (MEQ-30).

Results: Eating addiction was found in to be available for 76.4% of participants. Food addiction was found 58.0% in women and 42.0% in men. Food addiction did not differ between gender and BMI (p>0.05). All MEQ-30 scores except awareness and eating discipline and total score was associated with food addiction (p = 0.000). Due to the food addiction in high triggering overeating desire results among groups were found 81.4%, 70.6%, 66.4%, 50.0%, and 45.8% in sweetened snacks (p = 0.098), fast food (p = 0.042), cereals (p = 0.886), meat and products (p = 0.038), and fruits (p = 0.011), respectively. YFAS symptoms affected (B = 0.942) total MEQ-30 scores (p = 0.000), but BMI did not correlate with YFAS (p = 0.626) and MEQ-30 scores (p = 0.721).

Conclusion: The results showed that mindful eating is related to the food addiction, and it can be a key role as a strategy in weight management. High sugar, fat and ultra-processed foods can trigger overeating and it should be gain and sustain healthy eating behaviors.

Keywords: Food Addiction; Mindful Eating; Obesity; BMI; Overeating


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Citation: Cansu DÖLEK and M Ali CEBİRBAY. “Determination of Food Addiction and Mindful Eating in Overweight and Obese Adults".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 6.8 (2022): 100-107.


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