Psychological symptoms in individuals successful at long-term maintenance of weight loss.

@article{Klem1998PsychologicalSI,
  title={Psychological symptoms in individuals successful at long-term maintenance of weight loss.},
  author={Mary Lou Klem and Rena R Wing and Maureen T McGuire and Helen M Seagle and James O Hill},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={1998},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={336-45}
}
Set point theory suggests that successful maintenance of weight loss ("weight suppression") may be associated with psychological distress. This study examined the association between psychological symptoms and body weight suppression by using a registry of 629 women and 155 men who lost at least 13.6 kg (mean loss = 30 +/- 15 kg) and maintained the loss for at least 1 year (mean duration = 5.5 +/- 6.8 years). Participants completed measures of mood, distress, restraint, disinhibition, bingeing… CONTINUE READING

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