Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the "My Body Knows When" intuitive-eating (IE) program tailored to assist Fort Drum military spouses in rejecting the dieting mentality. Methods: Randomized prospective study (N=61) evaluating dieting mentality and health indicators for a 10-week intervention based on 10 IE principles. The program was developed through the PRECEDE / PROCEED (PP) health promotion planning model. Results: The intuitive- eating program was able to significantly transition participants away from a dieting mentality (P<0.015 posttest) towards intuitive-eating lifestyle behaviors. Conclusions: IE is a holist approach to long-term healthy behavior change and would benefit from an extended support system to improve effectiveness.
- Intuitive eating
- Participatory program planning
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Social Psychology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health