Head Over Meals: Weight Management Strategies from Behavioral Medicine

Wanting to shed a few pounds? You're not alone. Join us as we welcome Dr. Megan Hays for Head Over Meals: Weight Management Strategies from Behavioral Medicine.

In the United States, an estimated 42% of adults have body mass indexes (BMIs) in the obese range, and the prevalence is increasing. Having obesity is associated with diabetes, heart disease, stroke, certain types of cancer, as well as worse mental health outcomes and reduced quality of life. At the same time, anyone who has tried to lose weight knows how difficult it can be.

But there's good news!

Even weight losses as little as 3 or 5% of initial body weight are enough to be clinically meaningful. Dr. Hays will examine the role of behavioral medicine in weight status and give us evidence-based strategies for improved weight management.

Attendees will leave with an understanding of various factors that influence weight gain, from unhelpful patterns in our thoughts and behaviors, to placement of foods in our living spaces.

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Tuesday, October 17 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Lectures & Presentations, Workshop/Educational


Health & Wellness

Target Audience

Alumni & Donors, Faculty & Staff, General Public


nutrition, fitness




Free (registration required)

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