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(p. 11) Session 2: Calorie-Cutting Keys 

(p. 11) Session 2: Calorie-Cutting Keys
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(p. 11) Session 2: Calorie-Cutting Keys
Author(s):

Evan M. Forman

and Meghan L. Butryn

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190232023.003.0003
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date: 20 January 2021

This chapter (Session 2) discusses the importance of self-monitoring to gain awareness of calorie intake and to recognize patterns in eating behavior. Clients are provided with information on how to self-monitor food intake, including recording type of food, serving size, method of preparation, and time of eating. Strategies for beginning to reduce calories are discussed, such as limiting high-calorie foods in the environment, eating regular meals, and planning meals in advance. The idea of achieving a negative energy balance is introduced, meaning that in order to lose weight, clients must expend a greater amount of energy than they consume in the form of calories.

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