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What does behavior modification therapy do for weight loss?

What does behavior modification therapy do for weight loss?

Strengthen behavior: Behavior modification is based in part on these basic principles: if someone receives what is considered a reward after engaging in certain behavior, that behavior will be strengthened or occur more often. If someone receives no reward, that behavior will weaken or occur less often. It is up to you to decide what behavior get what rewards. So make some lists of what works and see my comment below. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is there any difference between behavior therapy and behavior modification for weight loss?

Is there any difference between behavior therapy and behavior modification for weight loss?

YES: Behavior modification for weight loss is more specific to the goal at hand, i.e. Weight loss. For instance - not eating after 6 pm. Behavior therapy can deal with behavioral problems of more general every day nature. ...Read more

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How long does behavioral therapy for weight loss last?

How long does behavioral therapy for weight loss last?

Depends: As long as it takes to achieve the desired behavioral change that can be self maintained. In my experience there is a 6 weeks minimum. ...Read more

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Does diet modification or weight loss help with ADHD symptoms?

Does diet modification or weight loss help with ADHD symptoms?

Depends: Many obese adhd kids eat themselves into obesity because they are unable to inhibit (a primary symptom of adhd) and lose weight when treated because they can learn to eat properly. Losing weight, per se, will not help adhd. The only dietary modifications that help adhd kids is the avoidance of caffeine or chocolate. ...Read more

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What does a good weight loss program consist of?

What does a good weight loss program consist of?

Lose weight now: In order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a commitment to a permanent lifestyle change. Most importantly you need to commit to a more active lifestyle. No diet is permanent. Eat 75-85% of your daily calorie needs (and count them). www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ try to lose at a healthy pace of 1-2lbs per week and most importantly keep that exercise level up. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hypnosis for weight loss: how does it work?

Hypnosis for weight loss: how does it work?

Hypnosis helps: Hypnosis has been found to be effective as part of a weight loss program when combined with other behavioral techniques. It seems to be most effective for reducing stress and anxiety which can be triggers for overeating. ...Read more

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With alternative treatments or behavior modification for weight loss?

With alternative treatments or behavior modification for weight loss?

Yes: Go to free weight loss, .Com for an excellent article. Eating for most of us is a list of habits developed over time that we need to break. Also put smaller portions on a bigger plate. Count the times you chew your food. Drink water after each bite. Don't buy bad choice foods. Try not to chew gum during the day as it stimulats the juices that signal your brain to make you want to eat! ...Read more

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How does behavior modification help you maintain healthy body weight?

Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
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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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How do I eliminate fear and behavioral patterns? Does therapy help?

How do I eliminate fear and behavioral patterns? Does therapy help?

VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% effective. Seek out a therapist who uses VRT in your area. You can find providers through www.psious.com, www.limbix.com, or www.virtuallybetter.com. ...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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Does acupuncture for weight loss work?

Does acupuncture for weight loss work?

Yes: Ask my patients. I work mainly with an active duty military population who can loss their career if over-weight. I have quite a few patients whom i see weekly - who have lost between 25 to 40 pounds. But - you need to be physically active, ensure that calories burned exceed calories in and have a healthful lifestyle. The needles simply help to suppress appetite (esp. Junk carbohydrates). ...Read more

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Is any difference in effectiveness of behavior modification and operant conditioning for weight loss?

Is any difference in effectiveness of behavior modification and operant conditioning for weight loss?

Done right both work: Operant conditioning is a form of behavior modification. Behavior modification is based in part on these basic principles: if someone receives what is considered a reward after engaging in certain behavior, that behavior will be strengthened or occur more often. If someone receives no reward, that behavior will weaken or occur less often. It is up to you to set up what behaviors get what rewards. ...Read more

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Does testosterone treatment help with weight loss?

Does testosterone treatment help with weight loss?

Maybe: Hi. If you're hypogonadal (low testosterone), treating with testosterone will help muscle health and shift body fat mass down and muscle mass up. Muscle is more dense than fat, however, so body weight may decrease, but it's not a sure thing. ...Read more

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Does crazy fit massage useful in weight loss and if its recommended medically?

Does crazy fit massage useful in weight loss and if its recommended medically?

No: Massage of any type is not known to make you lose weight. I note that you are taking lamictal, which is associated with weight gain. Talk to you psychiatrist if changing the medicine is possible. ...Read more

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What can I do for good weight loss or dieting sites?

What can I do for good weight loss or dieting sites?

Weight Watchers: They are at least honest and reliable. Stay away from any supplements or internet cures or anything being sold by friends or neighbors. These are all garbage and a waste of $$$. ...Read more

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Is any difference in the effectiveness of psychotherapy and behavior modification for weight loss?

Is any difference in the effectiveness of psychotherapy and behavior modification for weight loss?

Therapy & wt loss: The question is difficult to answer because behavior modification is part of psychotherapy, not an alternative to it. Effective weight loss involves maintaining normal eating patterns, exercise, social support, realistic weight goals, a focus on health rather than appearance, & good self-esteem. Effective programs are comprehensive, long term & address your specific obstacles to success. ...Read more

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What can therapy do for psychosis?

What can therapy do for psychosis?

Improve outcomes: Various types of "talk" therapy can improve (chronic psychosis) psychological/medical health and life-role functional outcomes when combined with standard of care medical/pharmacological management. For acute (rapid onset/new) psychosis, evaluating potential (medical/psychological causes), providing indicated medical treatment, and ensuring safety are relative priorities. ...Read more

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Does a vibrating weight loss machine help w/ weight loss if watching what your eating / working out? Does it help with circulation in legs/arms?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Does a vibrating weight loss machine help w/ weight loss if watching what your eating / working out? Does it help with circulation in legs/arms?

Jury is still out: There's not enough peer-reviewed published data regarding total body vibration and it's (long-term) effects on the human body. Certainly any physical activity coupled w/sensible nutrition should help you get healthy. Focus on health rather than weight loss, although latter will come around in time. Good luck! ...Read more

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Anorexia relapse…how do I cope with weight gain after a thyroidectomy? Starvation and excessive exercise isn't what I want anymore. Recovery main goal

Anorexia relapse…how do I cope with weight gain after a thyroidectomy? Starvation and excessive exercise isn't what I want anymore. Recovery main goal

So glad to: hear that you are free of the desire for starving yourself or doing excessive exercise. See your doc for monitoring and then a mental health professional who specializes in eating disorders. Your doc will help you to regulate your thyroid meds for you to feel better, including your mood. Peace and good health. Balance in all things. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how contexual cognitive behavioural therapy cure back ache?

Can you tell me how contexual cognitive behavioural therapy cure back ache?

Back pain needs: to be evaluated by your doc. After that you can use cognitive therapy to help change thought patterns and reduce/relieve pain. See the work of John Sarno, MD about back pain. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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