2009

Thinking in Circles About Obesity

Applying Systems Thinking to Weight Management

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ISBN: 978-0-387-09468-7 (Print) 978-0-387-09469-4 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. Mismanaging the Obesity Threat

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-39

      Like Boiled Frogs

    3. Back Matter

      Pages 41-50

  3. How We Changed Our Environment, and Now Our Environment Is Changing Us

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      Pages 51-51

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      Pages 53-67

      Unbalanced Act

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      Pages 69-75

      Human–Environment Interactions: Not One Way … and Not One-Way

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      Pages 77-109

      Tilting the Energy Balance: More Energy In

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      Pages 111-123

      Tilting the Energy Balance: Less Energy Out

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      Pages 125-133

      Individual Differences

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      Pages 135-144

      Is Ad-Lib Behavior Killing Us?

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      Pages 145-166

  4. We Can’t Manage What We Don’t Understand

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      Pages 167-167

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      Pages 169-174

      The Energy Balance Equation: Reigning Intellectual Paradigm or Straitjacket?

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      Pages 175-184

      What We Know that Ain’t So

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      Pages 185-201

      Closing the Loops on Energy Balance: Energy Output Side

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      Pages 203-213

      Closing the Loops on Energy Balance: Energy Input Side

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      Pages 215-237

      Beyond Physiology: Closing the Behavior–Physiology Loop

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      Pages 239-244

      Looking Back and Looking Forward

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      Pages 245-261

  5. We Can’t Manage What We Mis-Predict

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      Pages 263-263

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      Pages 265-275

      Learning by Doing

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      Pages 277-282

      “Give Us the Tools, and We Will Finish the Job”

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      Pages 283-302

      A Microworld for Weight and Energy Regulation

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      Pages 303-310

      Experiment 1: Assessing Weight Loss—Reality Versus Fiction

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      Pages 311-315

      Experiment 2: Going Ballistic—On a Diet

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      Pages 317-323

      Experiment 3: Understanding Why 250 Pounds Does Not Equal 250 Pounds

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      Pages 325-334

      Experiment 4: Trading Treatment Options—Diet Versus Exercise

    9. Back Matter

      Pages 337-349

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