Texas Tech University

Thinking that body fat can't be reduced more harmful

Knoxville Times

September 8, 2015

Knoxville Times - If you believe that you cannot reduce the fat around your belly by any means, give another thought as this may be bad for your overall wellbeing.

"Such a person may engage in more behaviours that are rewarding in the short term, such as eating unhealthful foods and avoiding exercise, rather than healthful behaviours with more long-term benefits for weight management," explained study authors Mike C Parent and Jessica L Alquist from Texas Tech University.

Mike Parent and Jessica Alquist both are assistant professors in the Department of Psychology.

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