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Below the Surface of a Binge

“Within dysfunction, there is function.” This is one of my favorite lines in psychology, from Marsha Linehan, PhD, the founder of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. This line, so simply stated, says so much. It tells us that behaviors that appear dysfunctional, harmful, wrong, negative, abnormal, etc., have their own functional purpose underneath the unhealthy and possibly ”destructive”’ … Read More

Weight Regain – Biology, Behavior, or Both?

Did you read it? I’m referring to the May 2nd New York Times article on obesity, which was focused around the weight regain experience of some contestants from The Biggest Loser. If you are interested in the biological aspects of weight gain and loss it is worth the lengthy read. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/02/health/biggest-loser-weight-loss.html?_r=0). As a health psychologist specializing in weight management, … Read More