We have just had a paper accepted in the journal Appetite. The paper presents the first test of our motivational intervention, Functional Imagery Training (FIT), to change eating behaviours. Participants ate fewer high calorie snacks after receiving a 40 minute session of FIT than they did before, and this was the case whether they received FIT at the start of the trial or after a two-week ‘wait list’ period.
Next month we shall be starting a randomised controlled trial of FIT, led by Linda Solbrig, for people wanting to lose weight. More information to follow soon.
Please click here to read the paper: Andrade, Khalil, Dickson, May & Kavanagh (2016). Functional Imagery Training to reduce snacking- Testing a novel motivational intervention based on Elaborated Intrusion theory. Appetite.