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Restraint Theory ­ (Herman & Mack)
This model suggests that restraining our food intake actually increases the risk of overeating, which is
why many diets fail and some people even end up putting more weight on.
The restrain theory has become synonymous with dieting and suggests that attempting to eat…

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Boundary Model ­ (Herman & Polivy, 1984)
The boundary model of overeating is an attempt to explain how dieting may cause overeating.
This model suggests that hunger and satisfaction keep food intake within certain boundaries, and
psychological factors interact between the boundaries. According to the model, dieters have a larger…


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