Psychological Perspective emphasizing "the study of ego states". Ego States: a coherent system of thoughts and feelings that are manifested by corresponding patterns of behaviors.
Three Ego States
Free Child (FC) vs. Adapted Child (AC)
Critical Parent (CP) vs. Nurturing Parent(NP)
Gathering Facts Considering Alternatives
Use of the understanding of the three ego states and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to improve the individual's self-monitoring skills.
Evaluation of biological factors to assess success level for weight gain/loss includes: * metabolism * fat absorption rates * appetite * anxiety/depression
Behavior Modification for prevention and treatment in order to achieve a healthier lifestyle. For those in need of transition from having an "object-dependent" personality- autonomy training. Other methods include: stress management and relaxation techniques
Address stress related issues from family, living, and work that can be the main contributing factor to overeating.
Self-orientation Restraining one's emotions Optimistic Socializing
Criticizing Permitting Regulating Encouraging