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Eat Behav. 2015 Apr;17:153-6. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.03.001. Epub 2015 Mar 12.

The relationship of eating until 80% full with types and energy values of food consumed.

Author information

1
Sundaigakuen Junior & Senior High School, Oji 6-1-10, Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: fukko4yuko@gmail.com.
2
Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University, Otsuka 2-1-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address: akamatsu.rie@ocha.ac.jp.
3
Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University, Otsuka 2-1-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan; Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan. Electronic address: g1370511@edu.cc.ocha.ac.jp.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Eating until one is 80% full is considered a healthy dietary practice in Japan. This study examined the relationship between this behavior and energy intake and types and quantities of foods consumed to examine its beneficial effects.

METHODS:

This study relied on dietary records and self-administered questionnaires completed by 330 users of a health-management website in November 2012. ANOVA was performed to examine the relationship between eating until one is 80% full and intake.

RESULTS:

Men who always ate until they were 80% full consumed less energy than those who did not (mean [SD]; always: 1997.3 [356.7] kcal; rarely/never: 2448.9 [637.1] kcal; p<0.05). Moreover, men who ate until they were 80% full consumed fewer servings of grain dishes (always: 3.7 [0.9] servings; rarely/never: 5.1 [1.9] servings; p<0.05) and more servings of vegetable dishes (always: 5.9 [2.2] servings; rarely/never: 4.0 [2.3] servings, p<0.05) than those who did not.

CONCLUSION:

Men who ate until they were 80% full consumed less energy and more vegetable dishes than those who did not, suggesting that eating until one is 80% full is associated with healthy dietary habits among men.

KEYWORDS:

Diet; Eating habit; Energy intake; Japanese; Servings of dishes

PMID:
25794479
DOI:
10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.03.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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