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Title: Learning to eat again: intuitive eating practices among retired female collegiate athletes
Authors: Plateau, Carolyn R.
Petrie, Trent A.
Papathomas, Anthony
Keywords: Sport
Intuitive eating
Female athletes
Eating behaviour
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: PLATEAU, C.R., PETRIE, T.A. and PAPATHOMAS, A., 2017. Learning to eat again: intuitive eating practices among retired female collegiate athletes. Eating Disorders, 25 (1), pp. 92-98.
Abstract: The present study used an open-ended survey to collect information about current eating practices and coping strategies among 218 retired female athletes. An inductive and deductive thematic analysis revealed three themes relevant to the intuitive eating framework -- Permission to eat, Recognising internal hunger and satiety cues, and Eating to meet physical and nutritional needs. Athletes described feeling liberated with regards to their eating following retirement from sport, and for some this included an alleviation of disordered eating practices. These changes, however, required an effortful process of recalibration, during which athletes had to re-learn and reinterpret their body’s physiological signals of hunger and satiety. Additional research is needed to understand just how this process unfolds and how retired athletes can be supported in developing a healthier and more adaptive approach to eating.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Eating Disorders on 12 Aug 2016, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10640266.2016.1219185
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/10640266.2016.1219185
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22800
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10640266.2016.1219185
ISSN: 1064-0266
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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