Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Albert J. Stunkard Weight Management Program

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Lifestyle Modification

Participants in the Albert J. Stunkard Weight Management Program learn to become experts of their own behavior.  They accomplish this initially by recording the foods and beverages they consume and the times, places, events, and moods associated with eating. 

Using this information, they develop strategies to modify their dietary choices.  Similar steps are used to increase physical activity.  This systematic approach to lifestyle modification prepares patients for long-term weight management.