Weight change, psychological well-being, and vitality in adults participating in a cognitive–behavioral weight loss program.

May 21, 2013

Source: Health Psychology, 2013,  32(4), p. 439-446.

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Date of publication: April, 2013.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study examined the impact of intentional weight loss on the psychological well-being of adults participating in three clinical weight loss interventions. The authors found that weight loss was associated with positive changes in psychological well-being , with increased vitality cited as the most significant change.

Length of publication: 8 pages.

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Women’s experiences of body image and weight loss after childbirth.

February 8, 2013

Source: British Journal of Midwifery, 20 (12), p.860-865.
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Date of publication: 5th December, 2012.
Publication type: Research.
In a nutshell: This study examines women’s experiences of body image and weight loss after childbirth, with particular reference to the portrayal of celebrities in media images. Whilst weight loss was not an apparent concern for the women interviewed, there was acknowledgement of possible pressure and unrealistic comparisons with celebrities for new mothers.
Length of publication: 6 pages.
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Does the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet work?

February 8, 2013

Source: NursingTimes.Net
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Date of publication: 20th January, 2013.
Publication type: Journal article.
In a nutshell: An examination of the 5:2 intermittent fasting diet which has recently gained popularity.
Length of publication: 1 web page.


Lose Weight: Getting started.

February 8, 2013

Source: NHS Choices.
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Date of publication: December, 2012.
Publication type: News item.
In a nutshell: NHS Choices recently launched Lose Weight: Getting started a 12 week plan to aid weight loss. Now NHS Choices, in conjunction with HealthUnlocked, has launched an online weight loss community to support those following this plan.
Length of publication: 1 web page.
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Twitter diet? Tweeting can ‘aid weight loss’.

February 8, 2013

Source: NHS Choices – Behind the Headlines
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Date of publication:
16th January, 2013.
Publication type: News item.
In a nutshell: A closer look behind recent news stories that using social media sites to “tweet” about your diet can aid weight loss.
Length of publication: 1 webpage.
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Behavioural and motivational factors associated with weight loss and maintenance in a commercial weight management programme.

December 13, 2012

Source: The Open Obesity Journal, 2012, 4, p. 35-43.

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Date of publication: 16th November, 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study co-produced by Slimming World and the University of Surrey looked at behaviour changes and key motivators of study participants who managed sustained weight loss. Findings revealed that thhose who were more successful wanted to lose weight for themselves and that maintaining weight loss was linked to to successfully changing eating and other food-related behaviours.

Length of publication: 9 pages.


‘Yo-yo’ diets ‘not a no-no’.

September 10, 2012

Source: NHS Choices.

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Date of publication: 16th August, 2012.

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: A closer look behind recent headlines which stated that yo-yo dieting is not bad for you and will not affect long-term weight loss.

Length of publication: 1 web page.

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