What kinds of family-wide intervention strategies might help to lower the risk of obesity in high-risk children? Addressing maternal depression is one.
The food addiction paradigm is a primary cause of the childhood and adult obesity epidemic. Highly pleasurable foods, such as junk food and fast food, can be addictive. Posts in this section explore food addiction and its impact on obesity.
In the effort to reverse the childhood obesity trend, experts believe that treatment must be family-based and must include training in behavior modification.
Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors like fingernail gnawing could be compared to compulsive eating because they happen under many of the same circumstances.
Co-dependency takes many forms. Pets can become morbidly obese, but they can also recover if given the opportunity for a new lease on life.
It is National Pet Obesity Awareness Month, and we’ve been talking about what happens when a pet-parent tries to halt the pet animal’s addiction to overeating.
What happens when a pet-parent or child-parent initiates a program designed to reverse the addiction to problem eating?
Eliminating problem foods and between-meal snacking, as well as decreasing portion sizes, can help prevent obesity in both kids and pets.
Whether it is called a behavioral addiction or a bad habit, problem eating is a maladaptive response to pain. Mindfulness can be a tremendous coping skill for children and parents.
When it comes to eating, mindfulness can protect us against inner urges by teaching us how to evaluate and reinterpret scrambled messages.