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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The Book

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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