Healthy Weight Week and BrainWeighve, Part 2

January 19, 2023
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This post continues to focus on the Healthy Weight Week suggestions made by the medical staff of Flushing Hospital in relation to the BrainWeighve phone app.

Healthy Weight Week and BrainWeighve, Part 1

January 18, 2023
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We mentioned National Healthy Weight Week, and today’s post focuses on the to-do list provided by Flushing Hospital, in aid of making it the healthiest.

Fusion: Principles That Carry Over

January 5, 2023
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It is reassuring to see how comfortably the BrainWeighve phone app’s procedures fit into and mesh with and extend our previous knowledge.

Dr. Pretlow’s Presentation and BrainWeighve

November 18, 2022
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People are able to retrain their brains to accept, and work with, alternative displacement mechanisms that are less harmful and more helpful than eating.

Everything You Know About Journaling Is Wrong

November 16, 2022
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Let’s look at journaling in light of the concepts embodied by BrainWeighve as the brain energy that leads to overeating can be used for better purposes.

Teen People — Parallel Tracks Make a Smoother Ride

November 15, 2022
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Handwriting (or printing, or maybe even doodling) is a great way to let the subconscious know that you expect something from it.

Use Your Brain to Save Your Body — 3

November 14, 2022
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The hand-brain alliance can be a powerful force in helping us train our brains to give up their old, obesity-enabling ways and jump to a new track.

Use Your Brain to Save Your Body, 2

November 11, 2022
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The BrainWeighve app was created to help us heal the psychological bruises that lead us into destructive relationships with food.

Use Your Brain to Save Your Body

November 10, 2022
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With the BrainWeighve app, you have the option of sharing your thoughts and ideas at any time, with the hope that it might help someone else fight their demons.

Yes, Journaling — Continued

November 9, 2022
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Writing your journal entries by hand activates regions of the brain that are not touched by keyboarding, and changes the whole cognitive process.

Yes, Journaling

November 8, 2022
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Journaling is a method with a proven ability to permanently carve new pathways into the brain by exploiting the hand-brain connection.

The Hungry Brain, Continued

November 7, 2022
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Most obesity triggers are found in the brain, lying in wait to trip us up and urge us to consume. The BrainWeighve app can help fight against compulsion.

A BrainWeighve Roundup

November 3, 2022
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Here is a list of our posts — so far — about various aspects of the upcoming BrainWeighve mobile application.

Teen People, This Is 4 U

October 31, 2022
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The BrainWeighve app points out that overflowing brain energy is likely to be burned off in a useless and even harmful way, like overeating.

To the Teen People, More

October 28, 2022
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People like to help other people. Even if your cases are not the same, with BrainWeighve you can get ideas, or at least a useful notion that coping is possible.

To the Teen People

October 27, 2022
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Clinical trials of the BrainWeighve phone app are being organized at the University of California, Los Angeles. Stay tuned!

School Then and Now, Continued

October 26, 2022
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Educational institutions are rife with psychological trauma as part of the daily background stress, sometimes resulting in depression and emotional eating.

Suggestions and Sharing

October 10, 2022
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There are ways to stop the buildup of overflow nervous energy in your brain, to short-circuit the displacement mechanism that causes overeating.


October 7, 2022
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For many people, emotional damage inspires them to break glass or yell at somebody. In others, it inspires hunger.

Let’s Talk Morbidity

October 4, 2022
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Seven out of 10 top causes of death in the USA are chronic or long-term conditions; in other words, morbidities.

BrainWeighve, Self-Esteem, and Self-Awareness

September 30, 2022
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Self-awareness is the key to unlocking doors that you may not even realize exist.

Let’s Talk About BrainWeighve

September 29, 2022
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This post is for anyone who considers using the BrainWeighve app. Let’s take a brief part of the manual, and break it down into meanings.

More Dread and Action

September 6, 2022
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To help create the BrainWeighve app, many peers have shared the insights gained from their successful experiences with reversing or avoiding obesity.

What in the World Is a Dread List? (Continued)

September 1, 2022
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One of the ways BrainWeighve works is by combining the powers of a Dread List with a set of corresponding Action Plans.

What in the World Is a Dread List?

August 31, 2022
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It is quite likely that a person’s overeating problems stem from mental frustration with situations that seem insoluble. Learn how this app can help.

What in the World Is BrainWeighve?

August 30, 2022
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BrainWeighve is a new phone app in its final stages of development by Dr. Pretlow and his team. Today, we discuss some of the basic ideas behind it.

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Profiles: Kids Struggling with Weight

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OVERWEIGHT: What Kids Say explores the obesity problem from the often-overlooked perspective of children struggling with being overweight.

About Dr. Robert A. Pretlow

Dr. Robert A. Pretlow is a pediatrician and childhood obesity specialist. He has been researching and spreading awareness on the childhood obesity epidemic in the US for more than a decade.
You can contact Dr. Pretlow at:


Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation at the American Society of Animal Science 2020 Conference
What’s Causing Obesity in Companion Animals and What Can We Do About It

Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation at the World Obesity Federation 2019 Conference:
Food/Eating Addiction and the Displacement Mechanism

Dr. Pretlow’s Multi-Center Clinical Trial Kick-off Speech 2018:
Obesity: Tackling the Root Cause

Dr. Pretlow’s 2017 Workshop on
Treatment of Obesity Using the Addiction Model

Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation for
TEC and UNC 2016

Dr. Pretlow’s invited presentation at the 2015 Obesity Summit in London, UK.

Dr. Pretlow’s invited keynote at the 2014 European Childhood Obesity Group Congress in Salzburg, Austria.

Dr. Pretlow’s presentation at the 2013 European Congress on Obesity in Liverpool, UK.

Dr. Pretlow’s presentation at the 2011 International Conference on Childhood Obesity in Lisbon, Portugal.

Dr. Pretlow’s presentation at the 2010 Uniting Against Childhood Obesity Conference in Houston, TX.

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