In this resource are two-minute summaries of each of the eight modules. Together, the eight modules comprise a comprehensive behavioural weight management program and represent a knowledge translation of the 2020 Canadian Obesity in adults clinical practice guidelines.
In this resource are five-minute summaries of each of the eight modules. Together, the eight modules comprise a comprehensive behavioural weight management program and represent a knowledge translation of the 2020 Canadian Obesity in adults clinical practice guidelines.
Countering internalized weight bias is important because those who live with excess weight inevitably face negative attitudes and stereotypes related to their size and appearance from the public, the media, health care practitioners, and even family and friends.
Many people beginning a weight management effort will have thoughts about a target or goal weight, and thoughts about what would be their ideal weight.
At its most basic level, weight gain occurs when calorie intake exceeds calories expended. Conversely, weight loss only occurs when energy intake is less than total calories burned. Weight loss occurs when calorie intake is reduced, regardless of the percentages of fat, protein or carbohydrates eaten. Calorie intake, not carbohydrate intake, is the determinant of body fat gain or loss.
People are capable of difficult work long into the future if the work leads them in the direction of the things that are most important to them. The behaviours involved in successful weight management require lifelong attention and work.
This section can be thought of as the beginning of treatment. We have already established that excessive calorie intake drives weight gain and confounds weight loss. But what drives excessive calorie intake? You might think the answer is complicated but it isn’t.
This section describes how to develop, as best as you can, the capacity to restrain against WANTING. Restraint means changing your thinking and then your behaviour in moments of WANTING. This section is about the processes of human decision making.
Working to find your BEST WEIGHT is tough enough in itself. Unfortunately, certain ‘internal states’ can make this process even more difficult. Within this module you will be introduced to a finite list of modulators that can be obstacles between you and your BEST WEIGHT.
In this final module, you will be asked to consider that SETBACKS are a natural consequence of any weight management effort and that success is determined not by whether or not you experience SETBACKS but by how you respond to them. This is the principle of resilience.