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Stress Mastery: The Art of Coping Gracefully by Ph.D. LAUREL BRUCATO, Ph.D. DOMINIC BRUCATO, Ph.D. JUAN R. ABASCAL

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What You Will Learn in this Chapter

  • To list the seven steps to good nutrition.

  • To determine which foods and vitamins facilitate stress resistance and which heighten your stress level.

  • To explain the role of setpoint in regulating weight and defeating diets.

  • To describe how to modify your setpoint to lead to weight loss.

  • To explain how weight affects your stress level.

  • To calculate whether you are overweight using the BMI (Body Mass Index).

  • To explain the role of activity level and exercise in affecting weight and setpoint.

  • To practice stimulus control methods (behavior modification strategies) for controlling weight.

The old adage “You are what you eat” is more true than you might imagine. Why is this? Because how well or how poorly you eat has a direct ...

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