Obesity Counseling Should Stress Brain, Not Willpower

Via Scoop.itHealthcare Continuing Education

Obesity counseling should focus on neurobehavioral processes — the ways the brain controls eating behavior in response to biological and environmental factors — instead of personal choice and willpower, researchers suggest. The new model for obesity counseling focuses on three neurobehavioral processes consistently linked to obesity and overeating — food reward, inhibitory control and time discounting.
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