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Nutrition Psychology: Improving Dietary AdherenceAuthors: Melinda Blackman, Colleen Kvaska
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Nutrition Psychology: Improving Dietary Adherence presents prominent psychological theories that are known to drive human eating behaviour, and reveal how these models can be transformed into proactive strategies for adhering to healthy dietary regimens.
The number of diet books in the trade market continues to rise daily, but what is interesting to note is obesity and the prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes continues to rise as well. From this evidence, we can deduce that these dietary approaches are not fully effective. One could say that there is a missing link between eating a healthy prescribed diet and maintaining that final goal. The missing link, which has been overlooked until now, is managing one’s compliance to their diet or health plan. This text will provide students with the psychological tools regarding how to maintain the intended dietary plan. Understanding the extent to which the brain, the situation/environment and biology play in our adherence to a healthy dietary regimen, long-term success adhering to a dietary regimen can be achieved.
This text brings a cross-disciplinary perspective/solution for adhering to a healthy dietary program, valuable to a variety of healthcare students and practitioners. The text incorporates both a theoretical and applied approach. Case study examples further illustrate the correct application of psychological methods. These examples will help develop the student or practitioner’s own self-diagnosing skills of appropriate eating strategies as well as understanding others’.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 The Discipline of Psychology and Nutrition Adherence: A Logical Partnership
Section I The Behavioral Perspective
Chapter 2 Basic Forms of Learning from Our Environment
Section II The Cognitive Perspective
Chapter 3 Theories of Behavioral Change
Chapter 4 Attitudes and Eating Patterns
Chapter 5 Perception, Visualization and Eating Patterns
Chapter 6 Self-Perception and Eating Patterns
Chapter 7 Emotion Perception and Eating Patterns
Section III The Evolutionary Perspective
Chapter 8 Evolutionary Instincts and Eating Patterns
Section IV The Psychodynamic Perspective
Chapter 9 The Psychoanalytic Approach and Eating Behavior
Section IV The Cross-Cultural Perspective
Chapter 10 Cross-Cultural Differences and Eating Behavior
Section VI The Biological Perspective
Chapter 11 Biology and Eating Behavior
Chapter 12 Sleep, Water Intake and Eating Behavior
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