Jingle Bell Blues

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A roundup of posts featuring the tips and tricks on how to prevent family disasters during the holidays, including avoiding binge eating and coping with stress.

Up-to-Date Quality of Life Roundup

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Are obese kids miserable? According to many indications, the answer is yes, although getting confirmation is not as easy as it sounds.

The Continued “Quality of Life” Roundup

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Quality of life comes in several varieties, and none of them can perform its magic if the person is depressed, as is often the case with obese children.

Roundup: Quality of Life

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Today, we look back over some interesting angles on the quality of life experienced by obese children and teenagers, and how that quality can be improved.

Obesity and Food Addiction Terminology Roundup

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Language matters. There is an obesity epidemic, and there is nothing wrong with calling it that.

Additional Posts About Cravings

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Compulsive overeating appears to be at least as much a behavioral addiction as a substance addiction. This post revisits the subject of food cravings.

Encyclopedia of Cravings

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This is the fourth Childhood Obesity News post collecting some of the highlights of all the posts about food cravings and the research behind the theories.

Banish Doughnuts, Popularize Carrots

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A craving is associated with an image, but the mind can be outsmarted by replacing that image with a different one, or visual white noise.

The World of Food Cravings

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Where do cravings come from and how can they be quelled? Among the overweight and obese, this knowledge is valued far above nutrition facts.

Brain Hunger

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The illustration on this page is from “Treatment of Obesity Using the Addiction Model,” presented at the Global Conference on Obesity Treatment and Weight Management. Among other subjects, Dr. Pretlow discussed body hunger, which has a basis in physiological reality. Brain hunger, on the other hand, has the illusory quality of an emotion, because that is what it […]

Childhood Obesity News | OVERWEIGHT: What Kids Say | Dr. Robert A. Pretlow
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