Behaviours associated with weight loss maintenance and regaining in a Mediterranean population sample. A qualitative study
Karfopoulou E, Mouliou K, Koutras Y, Yannakoulia M
The Mediterranean lifestyle has not been studied relative to weight loss maintenance. This study focused on a sample of Greek maintainers and regainers.
Maintainers emphasized home-cooked meals; their diet does not appear to be low-fat, as home-cooked Greek meals are rich in olive oil.
Having a small dinner is a common strategy among maintainers. Health motives were not mentioned by maintainers. Maintainers, but not regainers, appeared to compensate for emotional eating.
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