Reducing sugar use in coffee while maintaining enjoyment: A randomized controlled trial

Richie L. Lenne, Traci L Mann

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Abstract

Consuming coffee without (or with less) sugar may help people lower their daily calorie intake without restrictive dieting. We tested two theory-based interventions to help people do so. One involved gradually reducing sugar over time, and the other was based on mindfulness theory. These interventions were compared to a repeated exposure (to sugar-free coffee) group. Participants in all conditions had significant increases in consumption of sugar-free coffee that lasted 6 months. The mindfulness group had a larger increase than the others. Unexpectedly, the gradual reduction intervention led to a decrease in liking for sugar-free coffee and was the least effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)586-597
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020

Keywords

  • brief interventions
  • dieting
  • eating
  • mindfulness
  • reducing sugar

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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