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What does behavior modification therapy do for weight loss?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Change unhealthy hab

Many people use food as comfort to cope with anxiety.
Behaviour modification therapy will help a pt.To be aware of the amount of calories a pt. Take and teach them not to eat when they are not suppose to. The goal is to break with bad patterns of behaviour that makes pts, to go to the refrigerator or to buy high. Alley food.

In brief: Change unhealthy hab

Many people use food as comfort to cope with anxiety.
Behaviour modification therapy will help a pt.To be aware of the amount of calories a pt. Take and teach them not to eat when they are not suppose to. The goal is to break with bad patterns of behaviour that makes pts, to go to the refrigerator or to buy high. Alley food.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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