Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Health and Nutritional Sciences

First Advisor

Kendra Kattelmann


eating behavior, obesity, weight loss


The aim of this study is to evaluate weight-related eating behaviors of participants with clinically significant weight loss (CSWL) in a proprietary weight loss program. A crosssectional sample of participants (n=1,454) enrolled in a proprietary weight-loss program that includes meal replacements and health coaching were queried for weight-related eating behaviors (using Weight Related Eating Questionnaire) of routine restraint (RR), compensatory restraint (CR), susceptibility to external cues (SEC), and emotional eating (EE) in relation to CSWL (defined as having achieved a weight loss greater than 10% of starting weight). Participants were dichotomized into those with CSWL (n=973) and with no CSWL (n=481) the relationship between CSWL (controlling for age and sex) as the dependent variable and weight-related eating behaviors as the independent variable was assessed using logistic regression (Stata/SE 14). Those with CSWL have higher odds of having RR (OR: 1.3, p < 0.05) and CR (OR: 1.1, p < 0.05) and lower odds of having SEC (OR: 0.7, p

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Weight loss.
Food habits.
Self-care, Health.



Number of Pages



South Dakota State University



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