What aspects of weight control should be focused on most?

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What aspects of weight control should be focused on most?

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Some people get concerned about Well Springs emphasis on self-monitoring, tracking calories or fat grams. Of course, we are not alone. The scientific community thinks this is the single most thing to do for weight controllers. It does place a lot of emphasis on food, but the idea is to find food that are lovable, that love you back. To find foods that are good for you, that are constructive rather than destructive. It places some emphasis on food, but it's what's necessary to be successful as a weight controllers. It's a little bit like athletes. If they are focusing on their times or speed or endurance or training, it places too much emphasis on training. Nobody would say that. Of course they have to emphasize their training, they have to emphasize their focus trying to transform their to do something that the body doesn't want to do. Weight controllers face exactly that challenge. If you are going to take your body and change it radically in a culture that doesn't support that change, you're going to have to focus.
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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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