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How does behavior modification help you maintain healthy body weight?

How does behavior modification help you maintain healthy body weight?

Rewards appropriate: Behavior modification is an approach to changing behavior through stimuli to act and reinforcement or lack of reinforcement of actions toward the stimuli or situation (s-r-reward). Principles are demonstrated in one of the classic books on weight loss, "slim chance in a fat world". http://www.amazon.com/slim-chance-world-richard-stuart/dp/087822193x/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=utf8&qid=1319243933&sr=1-1. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Behavior Modification (Definition)

Behavior modification, a type of psychotherapy is the use of demonstrated behavior change techniques to increase or decrease the frequency of behaviors, such as altering an individual's behaviors and reactions to stimuli through positive and negative reinforcement of adaptive behavior and/or the reduction of behavior through its extinction, punishment ...Read more


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My general goal is to maintain a healthy body weight and maximize your overall health. What would you suggest?

My general goal is to maintain a healthy body weight and maximize your overall health. What would you suggest?

Maintain health: The core to health living is a healthy balanced diet, controlling carbohydrates, getting exercise several times per week, and getting between 8 and 9 hours of sleep at night. ...Read more

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I read that ppl who have had eating disorders should not take wellbutrin (bupropion).I was anorexic but hv maintained healthy body weight for 6 years.Is it safe?

I read that ppl who have had eating disorders should not take wellbutrin (bupropion).I was anorexic but hv maintained healthy body weight for 6 years.Is it safe?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) ; Safety: There may be an increased risk of seizures in patients with certain eating disorders. If one has recovered from their eating disorder and maintains an appropriate weight, i will usually go ahead and prescribe wellbutrin, (bupropion) if it is clinically indicated. You should see a board certified psychiatrist for this. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm sick and tired of my fat body and desperately want to lose weight. Can behavior modification help?

I'm sick and tired of my fat body and desperately want to lose weight. Can behavior modification help?

Yes...but: You need a multi-tier approach: dietary changes, behavior modifications, increasing exercise, avoid drugs that can cause weight gain... To lose weight successfully, you need a whole-body approach. ...Read more

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What is the amount of calories in a diet that maintains current body weight?

What is the amount of calories in a diet that maintains current body weight?

Depends on Activity : The daily caloric needs range from 1500 to 2, 000 depending on how physically active you are. The lower figure is adequate for most folks who are doing a light job or are doing a desk job. ...Read more

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How to reduce body weight , I am 74 i want to reduce 5 to 6 kg..So what kind of diet i want to maintain?

How to reduce body weight , I am 74 i want to reduce 5 to 6 kg..So what kind of diet i want to maintain?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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What is a good food diet for me to lose little weight or to maintain my body weight? My weight is 56 kg and i'm 159 CM tall

What is a good food diet for me to lose little weight or to maintain my body weight? My weight is 56 kg and i'm 159 CM tall

Good nutrition: Good nutrition includes eating real (not processed) foods such as vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and healthy fats (omega 3's, monounsaturated, etc) -- and leaving behind sugars and artificial sweeteners. Whole grains if your body tolerates them. Complex rather than simple carbohydrates. Beyond this, you need to consult with a nutritionist who can look at your individual lifestyle. Be well. ...Read more

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I'm not eating very much and doing exercises with my body weight but instead of maintaining or loosing i'm gaining why is this happening?!?!:(

I'm not eating very much and doing exercises with my body weight but instead of maintaining or loosing i'm gaining why is this happening?!?!:(

Weight loss...: If you are ingesting fewer calories than you are expending and not losing weight their may be a hormonal reason or other cause. Firstly make sure you are counting calories to know exactly what you are putting in your mouth. People tend to underestimate how much they eat. If you still cannot lose weight after closely monitoring your calories then see you physician for an evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a good food diet for me to lose little weight and to maintain my body weight? My weight is 123 lbs and I'm 193 ft tall..

What is a good food diet for me to lose little weight and to maintain my body weight? My weight is 123 lbs and I'm 193 ft tall..

Dont lose weight: If you are 193 feet tall as you say- youre one of the tallest people I know- and you are underweight at 123 pounds- dont lose weight- even if you were 193 cm tall- (75 inches= 6feet 3 inches) you still are underweight- please dont attempt to lose weight any more and recheck your height. ...Read more

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What are good behavior modification techniques for people who want to lose weight?

What are good behavior modification techniques for people who want to lose weight?

Step 1-alter stimuli: Uncontrolled eating can be triggered by seeing something "tasty" on tv, the web, etc. So avoiding those visual stimuli can help. Likewise removing from the house (if possible) calorie-laden foods can limit weight gain from eating when vulnerable (eg, bored, sleepy, hungry from skipping meal). On the flipside, placing bathroom scales next to the refrigerator can help avoid temptation. More 2 come! ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Behavior Therapy (Definition)

Behavior therapy seeks to target the symptoms or behaviors that are troublesome, based upon the principles of behavior modification, rather than attempting ...Read more


Dr. David Wyatt
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Body Weight (Definition)

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