How much do you like your diet? Given the attachment that probably depends on fun, our recent work has been determined to quantify this

Back in 2012, I wondered aloud about setting up a grading system for eating enjoyment. He blogged sometimes here and there, and fortunately, a wonderful team of researchers in New Zealand took note. Now, thanks to the hard work of Michelle Jospe, along with Jillian Haszsard and Rachel Taylor, the first step towards formal use has become.

Our document, a tool for evaluating a diet's satisfaction: The development and preliminary validation of the Diet Satisfaction Index was published late last year and details the initial reliability and validity of the Vital Satisfaction Score.

With the help of 1,604 people (covering 24 different countries!) Who answered the survey questions and 6 different experts (thanks to Melanie Dubyk, Kevin Hall, Scott Kahan, Silke Morrison, Marion Nestle, Sherry Pagoto, Arya Sharma Ethan Weiss), we have reached the following questions aimed at addressing various aspects of nutrition adherence and satisfaction

The simplest way to think about the Nutrition Satisfaction score is to have the highest overall score (each question is answered on a 5-point Likert scale and the final DSS score is calculated by averaging all available items giving a total score between 1 and 5) , the greater a person's enjoyment / enjoyment of this diet. The hypothesis would then be a higher score associated with better adhesion and consequently better / prolonged weight loss.

And this shows our preliminary findings that each 1-point higher dietary satisfaction score is associated with a 1.7-week longer diet. It was also found that compared to those who had abandoned their diet, their conservationists reported greater losses.

The value of a simple and fast score like this one for individuals would be a means of assessing how much (or how little) they enjoyed their diets, taking into account whether they like the foods they eat and how they influence their chosen diet on relevant aspects of life (socialization, time, cost etc.). Those who evaluate their new diet and find their results low could look for ways to pinch their diet or try new ones.

The value of the DSS score to clinicians would be a quick means of examining their patients' efforts and perhaps use the tool to help troubleshoot or classify referrals to professional resources such as registered dietitians.

The value of DSS degrees to researchers will use this short-term study tool as a means of predicting whether studies that have been studied or not are likely to be viable (such as who really cares about how much weight a person can lose in a particular short period if few people supported it).

Of course now what is needed is the repeated use of the Diet Satisfaction score in a long-term perspective test. The good news is that because the tool, like me, is nutritional-aware, it can be administered with all nutritional strategies. If you are interested in using the Diet Satisfaction Index in your own trial, Dr. Jospe is the person to contact and her contact information is just this one click away.