If you struggle with maintaining a healthy weight, it’s not your fault. Evolutionary biology, our obeseogenic environment, and psychological barriers make weight loss challenging. In this episode, Dr. Evan Forman, a senior researcher, and expert on obesity, offers cutting edge strategies that incorporate acceptance-based and behavioral skills to change your eating behaviors for good.
Listen And Learn:
- Change your relationship with shame, stress, and other emotions that drive overeating and underexercising
- Not waste your resources fighting what you cannot control
- How psychological acceptance enhances self-monitoring of food intake and weight
- How to sustain motivation by clarifying values and cultivating willingness
- Strategies to enhance stability and habit formation to lose and maintain weight loss
About Dr. Forman:
Evan Forman, Ph.D, is a professor of psychology and the founding director of the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science, or the WELL Center, at Drexel University. His research focuses on evaluating novel behavioral and technology-based approaches to treating obesity and weight loss. His recent research includes Mind Your Health, an NIH-funded study assessing an innovative acceptance-based behavioral treatment (ABT) for obesity. Dr. Forman also evaluates technological-based approaches such as computerized neurocognitive training, smartphone technology, and Artificial Intelligence to optimize weight control. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for over 10 years. Dr. Forman has authored nearly 150 publications, including Effective Weight Loss, a set of books for clinicians and clients that is a part of the Oxford Press’s “Treatments that Work” series.
- Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science, or the WELL Center, at Drexel University
- Effective Weight Loss by Evan Forman
- Psychologists Off The Clock interview on The Hungry Brain with Dr. Stephan Guyenet
- Psychologists Off the Clock Interview on Body Image with Dr. Emily Sandoz
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