By Julie DavisHealthDay Reporter
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MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For some people, dieting is easier with emotional support.
In fact, research done at the University of Pennsylvania concluded that participating in diet programs focused on behavior modification may be more effective than going it alone when the sessions provide information, support and the accountability of weigh-ins. Other research found that this is true even for people who think that they prefer one-on-one help or no help at all.
Weight-loss success often depends on changing habits, like gaining control over emotional eating and recognizing other cues that prompt you to reach for food. These behavior-modification changes are typically taught in group sessions at weight-loss programs. These changes may be even more important for weight loss than the specifics of any diet.
One study found concrete proof: After about ...