Thursday, April 22, 2021

Mann on The Struggle of Maintaining Weight Loss

Headshot of Dr. Traci Mann
A Today article titled “Frank Luntz reveals struggle to maintain weight loss: 'I can't be this miserable,” overviews Frank Luntz’s, a pollster for American politics, weight loss journey and the struggle he and so many others face when it comes to maintaining weight loss. Traci Mann, PhD, a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota, states that your body is more concerned with keeping you alive than your image. When you feed your body less, the body undergoes physical, metabolic, and hormonal changes to fight back. This process increases your appetite making it difficult to continue dieting practices.

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