Science Library: The Physics of Weight Loss

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Mind Skills for Lasting Weight Loss
The development of behavioral and cognitive skills learned during weight loss is critical to successful maintenance.

Plateaus and Stages of Change
The Stages of Change model has been applied in a variety of situations involving changing behaviour, including diet and exercise.

Mood and Weight
The relationship between mood and weight is affected by a variety of components that include food choices, hormones and coping skills.

Learning from Previous Weight-Loss Attempts
The ability to learn from previous weight-loss efforts can be key in setting a successful course for the future.

The Starvation Myth
The idea that "not eating enough" causes the body to stop losing weight because it goes into "starvation mode" is a popular myth among dieters.

Gender Differences in Metabolism
Biological differences between men and women affect metabolism and weight loss.

Thinking About Weight Loss
Getting rid of unhelpful thought patterns and establishing helpful ones can boost weight-loss success.

The Importance of You
Developing self-care practices can help with weight loss and protect against weight regain.

Depression and Weight
A growing body of research suggests a connection between weight and depression.

Medications That May Contribute to Weight Gain
Several medications can work against weight loss, slowing the rate of weight loss or contributing to a plateau.

Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss

Factors Affecting Children's Food Choices
As enforcers of food rules, parents seek the delicate balance between setting rules about food choices and ensuring that they are followed.

Are You Ready? Behaviour Change and Weight Management
Applying the Stages of Change model to weight loss is a challenge because of the multiple behaviours involved.

Emotional Eating
Researchers have discovered some common themes that lead to emotional eating

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