Mindfulness Based Approaches to Obesity and Weight Loss Maintenance

  title={Mindfulness Based Approaches to Obesity and Weight Loss Maintenance},
  author={Karen L. Caldwell and Michael J. Baime and Ruth Q. Wolever},
  journal={Journal of mental health counseling},
Counselors may encounter clients who wish to make such lifestyle changes as healthy eating and weight management. Mindfulness, defined here as the practice of nonjudgmentally attending to the present moment while monitoring reactivity, has been adapted for use in treating many self-regulation disorders; mindfulness-based eating approaches support intuitive or attuned eating, an approach to weight management that helps individuals recognize internal cues in support of enhanced self-regulation… 


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