Science Library: The Psychology of Weight Loss

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Social Networks and Obesity
It has been known for years that the likelihood of being overweight increases among family members,in part to a combination of sharing the same gene pool and living together.

Creating a Healthy-Weight Environment for Kids
Greater attention to factors that affect food intake and physical activity patterns can help create a healthy-weight environment.

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

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

Eating Disorders
Obesity and eating disorders both involve eating behaviors, but they should not be confused. Eating disorders are serious medical conditions that are diagnosed by specific criteria.

The Link Between Couples and Weight
A growing body of research has found a connection between couples and weight.

Eating Triggers
Identifying and understanding eating triggers can help you achieve weight-loss success.

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.

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

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

Mood and Weight
There's more to weight loss than watching what you eat

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