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Successful Weight Loss Maintenance and a Shift in Identity From Restriction to a New Liberated Self

Epiphaniou, E and Ogden, J (2010) Successful Weight Loss Maintenance and a Shift in Identity From Restriction to a New Liberated Self Journal of Health Psychology, 15 (6). pp. 887-896.

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Abstract

The present qualitative study aims to explore the experiences of dieters who successfully maintain their weight loss with a focus on the transition in perception of self from their heaviest to their current reduced weight. Ten successful women from a slimming club who had lost at least 10 per cent of their weight for a minimum of one year participated in the study. The results showed an identity shift from a previous restrained self towards a liberated individual, regarding their social interactions, dietary habits, emotional regulation and self-appraisal. The results are discussed in terms of the process of reinvention and the impact of stigma on an obese person’s self-identity.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Epiphaniou, EUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ogden, Jj.ogden@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 September 2010
Identification Number : 10.1177/1359105309358115
Uncontrolled Keywords : Social Sciences, Psychology, Clinical, Psychology, identity, life events, obesity, reinvention, weight maintenance, BEHAVIOR-CHANGE, OBESITY, LIFE, BIAS, RESOLUTION, DRINKING, OUTCOMES, SMOKING, RELAPSE
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:24
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:42
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/823574

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