A new cognitive-behavioral model of obesity: The addition of physiology

Peggy J. Goodwin (1988)

Most cognitive-behavioral approaches to the treatment of obesity are based on the outdated assumption that obesity is caused by overeating. It is not surprising, therefore, that these approaches have proven ineffective. Research clearly shows that physiological factors are primary in maintaining obesity, and a new cognitive-behavioral model is offered which integrates these physiological factors. Treatment implications include an emphasis on a specific form of aerobic exercise and abandonment of dieting.