Weight Loss Readiness in Middle-Aged Women: Psychosocial Predictors of Success for Behavioral Weight Reduction

@article{Teixeira2002WeightLR,
  title={Weight Loss Readiness in Middle-Aged Women: Psychosocial Predictors of Success for Behavioral Weight Reduction},
  author={Pedro J Teixeira and Scott B. Going and Linda B. Houtkooper and Ellen C. Cussler and Catherine Jane Martin and Lauve L. Metcalfe and Nuris R. Finkenthal and Rob M. Blew and Lu{\'i}s B Sardinha and Timothy G. Lohman},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={25},
  pages={499-523}
}
Accurate prediction of weight loss success and failure has eluded researchers for many years. Thus, we administered a comprehensive psychometric battery before a 4-month lifestyle behavioral weight reduction program and analyzed weight changes during that period to identify baseline characteristics of successful and unsuccessful participants, among 112 overweight and obese middle-aged women (age, 47.8 ± 4.4 years; BMI, 31.4 ± 3.9 kg/m2). Mean weight and percentage fat losses among the 89… CONTINUE READING
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