Category Archives: Behaviour Change

“Smart fork”: Useful feedback tool or dietary gimmick?

Do you eat too quickly? Or eat too much? A novel tool, the HAPIfork, is designed to track eating habits, such as the number of forkfuls of food consumed and the speed of consumption. Sensors within the fork detect movement … Continue reading

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What’s your weight loss “style”? The role of heterogeneity in weight management

A new perspective on data from the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) by Ogden et al. (2012) (1) suggests that individuals who successfully maintain weight loss fall into four distinct categories, each with unique characteristics. This is an essential step … Continue reading

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Failed Feedback: Barriers to Behaviour Change

Why does feedback fail? As I’ve discussed previously, learning (or behaviour change) is a feedback process. According to Sterman (1), there are two important requirements that must be met in order for learning (behaviour change) to be successful. First, the … Continue reading

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Is it about the journey or the destination? Goals vs. experience in motivating behaviour change

“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” Don Williams, Jr. The same sentiments are echoed by Emerson, “life is a journey, not … Continue reading

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