Special Issue "Dietary Intervention and Lifestyle Modification in the Management of Obesity: Progresses and Challenges"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutritional Policies and Education for Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 November 2021) | Viewed by 16651
Interests: eating disorders; obesity; nutrition; cognitive behavior therapy; lifestyle modification; digital treatment; weight loss drugs
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Lifestyle modification, combining diet, physical activity, and behavior therapy, is the foundation of weight loss management. However, treatment of obesity based on lifestyle modification is afflicted by two main problems. The first is that many people with obesity cannot receive this evidence-based treatment due to the lack of therapists trained in this approach. The second is that although the lifestyle modification treatment of obesity provides good and healthy weight loss in the short term, it is plagued by unsatisfactory long-term weight maintenance.
To address the first problem, the use of digital technology may offer a practical and reliable means to deliver lifestyle modification a very large number of people that do not have the possibility to participate in face-to-face treatment—a problem that has been enhanced by the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
To address the second problem, the use of diets differing in nutrient contents along with specific procedures to address the cognitive processes implicated in dietary intake, weight regain, and/or new weight loss drugs have, in conjunction with weight loss lifestyle modification treatment, the potential to improve the long-term outcome of obesity management.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide an update on the latest evidence regarding weight loss lifestyle modification and dietary interventions. Particularly, papers (reviews and clinical or experimental studies) dealing with the use of digital technology, specific dietary interventions, and innovative cognitive and behavior procedures toward improving dietary intake and the outcome of obesity treatment will be included.
Dr. Riccardo Dalle Grave
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- Lifestyle modification
- Weight loss
- Weight maintenance
- Digital treatment
- Cognitive behavioral therapy