Natasja Bjerre Martinsen

​PhD student, cand.scient.soc
Health Education Interventions, Health Promotion Research


Phone +45 60 15 77 18

Research area

Weight loss interventions, prevention of type 2 diabetes and time-restricted eating
My research focus on behavioral interventions targeting eating patterns and weight loss. I am especially interested in prevention of type 2 diabetes and overweight with a focus on time-restricted eating. Specifically, I investigate whether a time-restricted eating intervention can be implemented and maintained in daily life. The research uses qualitative methods.

Current research

Research project A Time-Restricted Eating Intervention to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes - Motivation, Strategies and Implementation in Daily Life

The objective of this study is to examine the participants' motivation for participating in a time-restricted eating intervention and their experiences with eating within a specific time interval each day (10h).

I seek to identify strategies leading to successful integration and maintenance of time-restricted eating in daily life. This will increase knowledge in terms of determine whether this eating pattern can lead to a sustainable weight loss. In addition, the study may highlight behavioral aspects that can contribute to sustainable health promotion activities of overweight and obesity.

The project is a part of the RESET trial investigating effects of time-restricted eating on behavior and metabolism.

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