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Discussions centered on obesity as a complex system, exploring on how we use feedback for personal behaviour change as well as the role feedback plays in other aspects of the obesity system.
I recently attended the National Obesity Summit in Montreal, organized by the Canadian Obesity Network. The conference was well-organized with a great line-up of excellent speakers; it was often hard to choose between sessions. I also enjoyed the opportunity to … Continue reading →... Read more »
Paquet C, Daniel M, Knäuper B, Gauvin L, Kestens Y, & Dubé L. (2010) Interactive effects of reward sensitivity and residential fast-food restaurant exposure on fast-food consumption. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 91(3), 771-6. PMID: 20089726
Trying to lose weight? Keep it off? Confusing advice is abundant and one aspect of this confusion centers on recommendations to weigh-in: should you weigh yourself daily? weekly? monthly? or not at all? While I’m certainly not the first to … Continue reading →... Read more »
Butryn, M., Phelan, S., Hill, J., & Wing, R. (2007) Consistent Self-monitoring of Weight: A Key Component of Successful Weight Loss Maintenance**. Obesity, 15(12), 3091-3096. DOI: 10.1038/oby.2007.368
How do you help a class of undergraduate students learn that obesity is a complex problem that cannot be solved with the simple message of “eat less, move more”? Previously I blogged about a class experiment I used to illustrate … Continue reading →... Read more »
Malhi, L., Karanfil, O., Merth, T., Acheson, M., Palmer, A., & Finegood, D. (2009) Places to Intervene to Make Complex Food Systems More Healthy, Green, Fair, and Affordable. Journal of Hunger , 4(3), 466-476. DOI: 10.1080/19320240903346448
This is the conclusion (Part 5) of my series on iPhone apps that track calories in and calories out. As discussed previously, there are many different apps available, but other than user reviews posted in the app store, there’s currently … Continue reading →... Read more »
Burke LE, Conroy MB, Sereika SM, Elci OU, Styn MA, Acharya SD, Sevick MA, Ewing LJ, & Glanz K. (2011) The effect of electronic self-monitoring on weight loss and dietary intake: a randomized behavioral weight loss trial. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.), 19(2), 338-44. PMID: 20847736
I’m currently co-teaching an upper level university course on obesity with my Ph.D. supervisor, Dr. Diane Finegood, and recently gave a lecture exploring topics related to food consumption (the course is modeled around the clusters and variables of the Foresight … Continue reading →... Read more »
Chandon, P., & Wansink, B. (2007) The Biasing Health Halos of Fast‐Food Restaurant Health Claims: Lower Calorie Estimates and Higher Side‐Dish Consumption Intentions. Journal of Consumer Research, 34(3), 301-314. DOI: 10.1086/519499
This is Part 4 of my review of iPhone apps that track calories in and calories out (begun on Jan 31st). This week I’ll take a look at two apps that have taken a different approach to tracking calories – … Continue reading →... Read more »
Zepeda, L., & Deal, D. (2008) Think before you eat: photographic food diaries as intervention tools to change dietary decision making and attitudes. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 32(6), 692-698. DOI: 10.1111/j.1470-6431.2008.00725.x
Does tracking your food intake and your exercise habits help you lose and maintain weight? A recent paper by Burke et al, published in the Journal of American Dietetic Association, reviews the collective research to date on the benefits of … Continue reading →... Read more »
Burke LE, Wang J, & Sevick MA. (2011) Self-monitoring in weight loss: a systematic review of the literature. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(1), 92-102. PMID: 21185970
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