A Strategy for Weight Loss Based on Healthy Dietary Habits and Control of Emotional Response to Food
Research has shown that emotions have a powerful effect on eating behavior and that there is a connection between food choices, emotions and increased energy intake.
In June 2015, researchers from the University of Compultense of Madrid published the results of their study looking into the “emotional behavior of individuals as a function of the relation between food intake and emotions to facilitate the establishment of personalized dietary guidelines based on healthy eating habits and increase the patient fidelity until the desired weight.”
The results of the study showed that the studied population was sedentary, consumed an unhealthy diet and eating behavior was greatly affected by emotions. The majority of participants were classified as emotional eaters. During the treatment program, eating habits and lifestyle subjects were modified and reduced at least 10% of their body weight. Ultimately, knowing the relation between food intake and emotions allows individuals to personalize their dietary strategy for weight loss.
At Medical Metabolic Specialists, we always begin with individualized assessments. We work with our new clients to determine what kinds of lifestyle modifications related to nutrition, medical issues, physical activity and emotional wellbeing would best combine to provide you with the healthiest and most effective weight loss. Please give us a call to discuss our Comprehensive Program and to learn how to get started!
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