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How can finding what drives you to eat help with losing weight?

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At the most basic level, food is fuel. It gives you energy to do things. But very few people eat just for that reason. You eat to socialize or maybe to comfort yourself after a rough day. You’ll need to if stress, boredom, or other reasons drive you to eat, and have a plan for those moments. You might take a walk, or text a friend. Give yourself a non-food reward.

From: How to Lose Weight Safely WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Caroline Apovian, MD, Nutrition and Weight Management Center, Boston Medical Center.

Monica Auslander, registered dietitian, Essence Nutrition, Miami.

Alison Borkowska, PhD, WeightNot.

Jewels Lett, registered dietitian.

Jessica Levings, Balanced Pantry.

Dana Simpler, MD, Mercy Medical Center.

Adrienne Youdim, MD.

Robert Ziltzer, MD, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center.

International Journal of Behavioral Medicine : “The association between rate of initial weight loss and long-term success in obesity treatment: does slow and steady win the race?”

Obesity Reviews : “Lessons from obesity management programmes: greater initial weight loss improves long-term maintenance.”

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “Staying Away from Fad Diets.”

CDC: “Losing Weight.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Healthy Eating Plan.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chart of High-Fiber Foods.”

USDA: “All About the Protein Foods Group.”

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on February 07, 2019

SOURCES:

Caroline Apovian, MD, Nutrition and Weight Management Center, Boston Medical Center.

Monica Auslander, registered dietitian, Essence Nutrition, Miami.

Alison Borkowska, PhD, WeightNot.

Jewels Lett, registered dietitian.

Jessica Levings, Balanced Pantry.

Dana Simpler, MD, Mercy Medical Center.

Adrienne Youdim, MD.

Robert Ziltzer, MD, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center.

International Journal of Behavioral Medicine : “The association between rate of initial weight loss and long-term success in obesity treatment: does slow and steady win the race?”

Obesity Reviews : “Lessons from obesity management programmes: greater initial weight loss improves long-term maintenance.”

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “Staying Away from Fad Diets.”

CDC: “Losing Weight.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Healthy Eating Plan.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chart of High-Fiber Foods.”

USDA: “All About the Protein Foods Group.”

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on February 07, 2019

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