Month: February 2018

Why Dieting Just Doesn’t Work

Why Dieting Just Doesn’t Work

Over hundreds and thousands of years, our ancestors developed adaptations to survive famine.  When faced with a dramatic shift in energy availability (i.e. decrease in food), the body responds with neurobiological, hormonal and metabolic changes.  So what does that...

Wake Up Weight Watchers: The Dangers of Teen Dieting

Wake Up Weight Watchers: The Dangers of Teen Dieting

You may have seen the recent Weight Watchers campaign that promotes free teen memberships starting in the Summer of 2018. Weight Watchers is deploying a classic marketing technique—a free startup offer in the hopes that once hooked on the product, participants would...

CP Research Corner: Graded Body Image Exposure

Adjunctive Graded Body Image Exposure for Eating Disorders: A Randomized Controlled Initial Trial in Clinical Practice Kathryn Trottier, PhD1,2* Jacqueline C. Carter, D Phil3 Danielle E. MacDonald, MA1,4 Traci McFarlane, PhD1,2,4 Marion P. Olmsted, PhD1,2 CBT is...