Simple tips for healthy weight control

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Simple tips for healthy weight control

Simplicity is an important concept in a lot of areas of behavior change, when someone is trying to make radical lifestyle changes which is necessary to successful weight control. It's really helpful to understand things in the simplest possible terms. Three simple behavioral goals that work for weight control are; one, eat as little fat as possible. Aim for zero fat grams. It's a very difficult goal, but it's a very useful aspirational goal. The second is to get a lot of activity as measured on a pedometer, 10,000 steps a day. It's about five miles worth, but it is more than twice as much as the average adults get and it's a lot more than sedentary overweight kids get. The third one is incredibly important is to keep track of what you are eating. It's called self-monitoring. You are writing it down, keeping track of how much fat you are consuming, looking at calories. If you put those three together, you have a radical, successful lifestyle change that will help you lose weight, for most people, most of the time.
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Daniel S. Kirschenbaum, PhD

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Daniel S. Kirschenbaum, PhD, ABPP, is the President of Wellspring. He was Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Northwestern University Medical School, where he is Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Kirschenbaum is a Fellow and Diplomate in Clinical Health Psychology in the American Psychological Association and former president of its Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology. Dr. Kirschenbaum has provided invited addresses at many professional conferences world-wide, received numerous grants for research, and published 10 books and 150 journal articles on weight loss, sport psychology, and related topics. His books include: the first book published for professionals on the treatment of pediatric obesity - Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent ObesityWeight Loss Through PersistenceThe Sierras Weight Loss Solution for Teens and Kids (2007); and, The Wellspring Weight Loss Plan. Dr. Kirschenbaum’s research on sport psychology won the top prize for research on the mental game of golf from the World Scientific Congress on Golf (St. Andrews, Scotland) and Golf Magazine; in 2000, the American Council on Exercise and its Board of Directors unanimously endorsed his book, The 9 Truths About Weight Loss, as "the best book ever written for the public on how to lose weight and keep it off."

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