The effects of external stimuli, on women who diet and do not diet was examined using an experimental group that was exposed to a list of 73 written food cues, and a control group that was not exposed to the food cues. There was a mean increase in desire to eat for both the dieters and non-dieters who received the food cues, however no statistical significance in difference between the groups. There was a mean increase in desire to eat for the non-dieters in the control group, but a mean decrease in desire to eat for dieters in the control group. The results discussed below demonstrate the patterns that occurred based on external and internal stimuli.
"Food Cues and the Desire to Eat in Dieters and Non-Dieters,"
The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/hucjlm/vol47/iss1/7