*This is a partnered post. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
PSYCHOLOGIST & BEHAVIOR CHANGE EXPERT
DR. GARY FOSTER
EXPLAINS THE SCIENCE BEHIND YOUR MOOD AND HOW IT CAN AFFECT YOUR WINTER GOALS!
Many of us have fallen victim to the wrath of winter and already have let our cold weather blues bust our goals for the New Year. The first ever Blue Monday – January 24, 2005 – was established as a marketing idea for a travel company to boost sales during the winter. Psychologist Cliff Arnall produced a formula based on factors such as weather conditions, debt level, time since Christmas, time since giving up on our New Year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and feeling of a need to take action. Some argue that there’s no such thing, but there’s no doubt that this is a tough time of year and – this year’s Blue Monday – January 26 – is a great time to talk about the things that get us down and how to get back on track.
If you are among the millions who started 2015 with a goal to be healthier, Dr. Gary Foster, Chief Scientific Officer at Weight Watchers, will be available to help you beat your cold weather blues. In the video posted above, Dr. Foster discusses:
How your mood affects your commitment to winter goals
The reasons why your brain gravitates towards food for comfort
Tips to keep you on track for your winter goals
About Dr. Gary Foster, Chief Scientific Officer at Weight Watchers
Dr. Foster is a psychologist, obesity investigator and behavior change expert with more than 160 scientific publications and three books on the etiology and treatment of obesity to his name. Dr. Foster’s research interests include the prevention, behavioral determinants, treatments, and effects of obesity in adults and children. He was previously the Director of the Center of Obesity Research and Education at Temple University in Philadelphia and served as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In his role as Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Foster oversees Weight Watchers science-based program, all clinical research initiatives, and continued program advances.