Special Issue "Effects of Calorie Restriction on Body Image and Weight Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 4076
Interests: eating disorders; obesity; eating disorder psychopathology; anorexia nervosa
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Special Issue in Nutrients: Eating Behaviors in Children and Teens
Body image dissatisfaction is one of the principal motivations for weight loss in individuals with obesity. In addition, in medical centers for obesity, where most attending patients report medical complications, improving one’s appearance remains one of the primary goals for weight loss.
The effects of caloric restriction and weight loss on body image have not been definitively assessed. The available studies show that patients with obesity who lose weight, either through lifestyle modification, drugs, or bariatric surgery, report a significant improvement in body image, but these results seem to be largely independent of the amount of weight lost. However, a subgroup of patients reported no improvement in body image, even though they lost weight. This becomes a major obstacle for people with obesity to achieve reasonable and healthy weight loss and makes it less likely that the patient will acquire and practice weight-maintenance skills.
The purpose of this Special Issue on the “Effects of Calorie Restriction on Body Image and Weight Management” is to provide an update on the latest evidence regarding the association between caloric restriction, body image, obesity, and its management in adolescents and adults. In particular, papers (reviews and clinical or experimental studies) that deal with the association between body image, obesity, dietary restriction, and weight loss will be included.
Dr. Riccardo Dalle Grave
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- eating disorder
- binge eating
- weight loss
- dietary restriction
- body image