Effective weight-management requires more than motivation. As with managing any complex system—and our body surely is one—it requires two essential skills: (1) Understanding and (2) Prediction.
Lab U focuses on UNDERSTANDING… to help you better understand how the human energy and weight regulation system works, why it works that way, & how to better manage it. (LabP tackles Prediction.)
The Lab has four sections: (1) Taking Stock… Insights into a "ritual" many of us dread—"Packing" those Holiday Pounds. (2) Scrambled Eggs… Understanding an important “Biological Trap:” When excessive weight is gained, some anatomic and physiological changes occur that can be difficult to totally reverse. “We can’t Unscramble an Egg!” (3) Goals that Work… Understand the psycho-biological drivers of the dreaded Yo-Yo phenomenon, & why setting unrealistic weight-loss goals may be a major culprit. (4) The Energy Balance Equation… Understand the limitations of the ubiquitous Energy Balance Equation. Why it is a poor (simplistic) model of human energy regulation that can lead us astray.
LabU is the first in a series of Labs to apply Systems Thinking to personal health management in a form that’s accessible to the general public with the hope that it would have a profound influence on how ordinary people th/ink about and manage their health and well being.