Appetite, Food Intake, Binge Eating, & Obesity

Over the last decade, obesity in the United States has risen at such a rapid rate it is now being called an epidemic. According to the 2003–2004 National Center for Health Statistics (2006), in 1980 obesity was approximating 15% of the American population (Mann, Tomiyama, Westling, Lew, Samuels, & Chatman, 2007).  Over the last 14 […]

Disordered Eating: Who is at Risk?

Eating disorders appear to know no boundaries and touch the lives of individuals of varying ages, of numerous ethnicities, of differing genders and heritages, of those within a range of socioeconomic positions, within many countries, and across significantly varied backgrounds and family histories (Palmer, 2000 and Thompson, 2004). Despite the wide presentation of those who […]

Why can’t you keep your weight off? — The 8 Essential Rules for Weight Maintenance

Recidivism among dieters has prompted major revisions in treatment methodology as researchers discover the significant contributions of genetics, psychology, and environmental factors to eating behavior. More than 85% of Americans have dieted during their lifetimes, yet the majority of diets offer little flexibility to accommodate the biopsychosocial components of the dieter’s life. Weight regain is […]

Are you confident?

Ask yourself: Am I confident? Got an answer? I anticipate a few different responses: “Hell yeah, baby! I’ve got it going on!” “Um, I guess. It kinda depends on the situation.” “I wish I was more confident. I struggle with having pretty low self-esteem.” Obviously the answers can vary tremendously, but I’d say that like […]