The Brain on a Diet: Why Diets Don’t Work

In a national NBC news story on September 19th, reporters continued to explore dieting and the brain.  More succinctly, why diets don’t work.   In UnWeighted Nation, Dr. Jenny and Jason Conviser thoroughly explain why weight-loss is the burdensome focus of most health improvement plans.  In contrast, the UnWeighted model allows health-related decisions to be considered along a continuum.  The model embraces self-care; focuses more on the process; focuses less on the outcome; develops greater internal control; and fosters emotional awareness, among other critical factors that sustain behavioral and medical changes.  By escaping the yo-yo dieting approach, previously shown to increase overall weight with time as described in this news story, the UnWeighted approach helps individuals navigate a more successful path to better health and more satisfying life.