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Table 1 A theoretical breakdown of self-regulation into four general self-regulation approaches with an example strategy for each approach

From: Assessing self-regulation strategies: development and validation of the tempest self-regulation questionnaire for eating (TESQ-E) in adolescents

  Cooling down temptations Heating up goals
Behavioral action approach: action toward a temptation approach: action toward a goal
typical strategy: avoidance of temptations typical strategy: goal and rule setting
Altering the psychological meaning approach: altering the psychological meaning of a temptation approach: altering the psychological meaning of a goal
typical strategy: distraction typical strategy: focus on attractiveness of goal