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Exposing the Psychological Triggers of Yo-Yo Dieting

Exposing the Psychological Triggers of Yo-Yo Dieting

In this episode Renée Jones, founder of and author of “What’s Really Eating You: Overcome the Triggers of Comfort Eating”, talks about her new book and the psychological struggles of losing weight and keeping it off.

The dangers of Yo-Yo Dieting have received a lot of attention in the media explosion around the recently published study by the Obesity research journal revealing how many of the incredible success stories from contestants of “The Biggest Loser” reality show have completely unraveled. Investigators at the National Institutes of Health tracked 14 contestants from “The Biggest Loser” over six years. Out of the 14, 13 regained much or all of the weight they worked so hard to lose.

In this interview, Renée explains why choosing the right diet, knowing what foods to eat and not to eat, isn’t the real issue. “That’s the easy part”, she says. But following a diet while dealing with the emotional triggers that drive people to eat what she calls “comfort foods”