Successful weight management may depend on the embrace of the defect


As it was my tradition, in December I rebuild the old favorites from years gone by. This year I'm looking into 2015.

Or at least this is the conclusion you could write after reading a study recently published in the Journal of Health Psychology.

The study, How does Black and White terms relate to eating behavior and weight recovery? investigated what the writers reported as "divided"Thought if he had a relationship with the weight to recover.

Interdisciplinary thinking is common in weight management. It includes the concepts of "good" and "bad" food, day cheaters, forbidden foods, and for many, adherence to its rules is the cornerstone of their efforts. The dichotomous thinkers are all or nothing, the perfectionists, and they are a legion.

Through a survey, the researchers investigated the results of the Dichotomous Thinking in Eating Disorders Scale (DTEDS) and their correlations with weight were recovered among 241 Dutch respondents. They found that for each 1 unit increase in DTEDS, there was a 142.4 percent increase in chances of restoring weight compared to preserving it. When tested for BMI, these yields decreased and became less exciting, but somehow, in their place, it came to the conclusion that for each 1 unit BMI increase, there was an increase in DTEDS by 0.043 – which means that the weight seems to be correlated with dichotomous thinking.

What does all this mean? Well, food serves both comfort and celebration, and perhaps, without respecting these roles, leads people to follow strict and traumatic diets full of dichotomous thoughts, which in turn can be a formative guide to a lifetime yo-yo dieting and higher weights.

Life is a rich range of colors and not just black and white. Unload the divides and embrace the imperfections.

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