Stress, food cravings and consumption: an exploration of influencing factors and the role of physical exercise in alleviating stress-induced eating

Shina Lee

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Abstract

Stress-induced eating is often defined as an increase in unhealthy, energy-dense food consumption in response to stress. However, the precise nature of the relationship between stress and food consumption appears to vary both between and within individuals – and a better understanding of the dispositional and situational factors that influence food consumption in response to stress is needed. Though physical exercise is commonly promoted as a stress management technique, researchers have yet to establish whether exercise can attenuate stress-induced eating. This thesis examines the effect of exercise on food consumption following stressor exposure, and explores the factors determining stress-induced eating.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Guelfi, Kym, Supervisor
  • Dimmock, James, Supervisor
  • Alderson, Jacqueline, Supervisor
  • Jackson, Ben, Supervisor
Award date25 May 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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