BEHAVIORAL WEIGHT CONTROL THERAPIES

n. a form of intervention therapy which helps clients change the way they eat and exercise. The goal is to prevent obesity, achieve healthy weight loss, and maintain an ideal body weight. Through individual or group sessions, it involves the practice of lifestyle change, self-monitoring, proper mindset, and positive reinforcement. See behavioral self-control training.

BEHAVIORAL WEIGHT CONTROL THERAPIES: "Because weight loss shouldn't be rapid and drastic, behavioral weight control therapies encourage clients to embark on a safe and healthy weight loss program."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL WEIGHT CONTROL THERAPIES," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-weight-control-therapies/ (accessed August 19, 2019).
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