36. Weight Loss Strategies From Acceptance And Commitment Therapy With Jason Lillis

Are You Interested In A Fresh Perspective On Weight Loss In The New Year? Do You Wonder If Your Efforts To “fix” Your Weight Problem May Be Making Things Worse? Are You Looking For Motivation That Will Be Long-Standing And Effective? Join Us For An Interview With Dr. Jason Lillis, Acclaimed Weight Loss Researcher And Author Of The Diet Trap!

At a time when many of us are resolving to eat better, exercise more, and lose weight, Jason Lillis, Ph.D. offers a fresh and evidence-based perspective on what has been a lifelong struggle for many. In this episode, Diana interviews Dr. Lillis on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for weight management. Dr. Lillis discusses his own values-based reasons for studying obesity, why the “weight loss agenda” may be an ineffective trap, and how values can support long-term commitment to health behaviors. Dr. Lillis also shares two experiential exercises that you can do at home to increase body appreciation and values-directed behaviors.

Jason Lillis is an assistant professor at the Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center at Brown Medical School and the Miriam Hospital. He is a leading ACT researcher who is currently running NIH grants aimed at developing and testing ACT methods for health behavior change, with a specific focus on weight control and physical activity. He is the author of 3 books (links below): Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, The Diet Trap, and Mindfulness and Acceptance for Treating Eating Disorders and Weight Concerns, and is an editor for the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science


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Episode 36