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Monday, June 14, 2010

BEHAVIOR THERAPY & MEAL REPLACEMENT

Intense weight loss therapy and meal replacements help severely obese women lose 53 lbs, men 79 lbs

Intense behavioral therapy and meal replacement shakes, entrees and bars from Health Management Resources helped severely obese women lose an average of 52.6 pounds, or 18.5 percent of their body weight, and severely obese men lose an an average of 79.2 pounds, or 22.5 percent of their body weight, according to a review of more than one thousand patients treated at three Health Management Resources weight loss centers in the U.S.. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 14, 2010 1:00 pm | [0] comments

BEHAVIORAL TREATEMENT

Behavioral treatment for obesity causes average weight loss of 18.7 lbs

"ehavioral treatment [for obesity], typically delivered in 15 to 26 weekly group sessions, produced a mean [an average] weight loss of approximately [0.9 pounds per week] of treatment and a mean [an average] post-treatment weight loss [after one year] of approximately [18.7 pounds], according to a review paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 14, 2010 9:17 am | [0] comments

ADOLESCENT OBESITY

Behavioral therapy causes weight loss in adolescents: -4.2 lbs vs +8.4 lbs

Overweight and obese adolescents who, on average, were 15-years-old and were given ten weekly sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy followed by a phone call every two weeks were 12.6 pounds lighter after 5 months than children who acted as controls according to a study from Australia. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 14, 2010 7:52 am | [0] comments

Monday, January 22, 2007

WEIGHT LOSS ON THE WEB

VTrim causes twice as much weight loss as eDiets.com : 18 lbs vs 9 lbs

VTrim, an on-line, therapist-led structured behavioral weight loss website from the University of Vermont, produced greater initial weight loss and greater weight loss after one year than eDiets.com, a self-help commercial website according to a new study from the University of Vermont. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 22, 2007 2:56 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

BEHAVIORAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

Intensive weight loss program causes average weight loss of 53 lbs for women, 79 lbs for men

An intensive behavioral weight loss program combined with a low-calorie or very-low-calorie diet cause an average weight loss of 52.6 pounds or 18.5 percent of body weight in severely obese women and 79.2 pounds or 22.5 percent in severely obese men according to a study from the University of Kentucky and Health Management Resources Weight Management Program in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jul 05, 2006 3:12 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

CHILDHOOD OBESITY / FATHER’S ACCEPTANCE

Overweight children lose more weight when the father increases accetance

A father's acceptance affects how much weight an overweight child will lose according to a new study from Leonard H. Epstein in the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Nov 15, 2005 7:01 am | [0] comments

Thursday, April 28, 2005

EXPECTATIONS

Greater expecations caused slightly greater weight loss

People who received standard behavioral therapy lost a similar amount of weight compared to another group of people who received reformulated cognitive behavioral therapy which gave people more realistic expectations of how much weight loss they might lose, and how this might impact their appearance, attractiveness, and self-esteem. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 28, 2005 4:43 am | [0] comments

Friday, December 17, 2004

U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 28: Behavioral strategies for weight loss

The following behavioral strategies for losing weight are briefly discussed in the U.S. NIH's Obesity Guidelines (p. 81). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Dec 17, 2004 2:08 am | [0] comments

Thursday, December 16, 2004

U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 27: Behavioral therapy for weight loss

Behavioral therapies to reinforce changes in diet and exercise cause roughly a 10 percent weight loss after four to twelve months according to the U.S. NIH's Obesity Guidelines (p. 50). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Dec 16, 2004 7:05 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Xenical increases weight loss by 7.2 lbs over diet alone; Meridia by 9.2 lbs

Adding the fat-blocking drug Xenical (orlistat) to diet increases weight loss by an average of 7.2 pounds more than diet alone for up to two years according to a new paper which reviewed previous studies. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 14, 2004 7:06 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Weight maintenance: Modest weight loss does not improve weight maintenance

Modest weight loss does not improve weight maintenance according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 07, 2004 8:59 am | [0] comments

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