29th January 2016

AU Update Jan 2016

What is your role in NoHoW?

AU At Aarhus, we are studying how weight loss maintenance is linked to use of self-regulatory strategies, especially in food-related practices. As part of workpackage 1 we have also participated in the planning and translating of a survey on weight loss and weight loss maintenance practices.

What have you done so far?

We are currently interviewing people who are trying to maintain their weight and find out how these individuals relate to food and eating.  Our objective is to find out what kind of challenges they face in the weight management and what kind of practices support the weight maintenance.

We are especially interested in finding out what kind of strategies successful weight loss maintainers use in their everyday life and how they define and tackle special situations that are demanding for weight maintenance.

How will your work in NoHoW have an impact?

We hope to improve our understanding of the factors that influence weight loss maintenance.  This knowledge can be used to develop better support tools for those who have managed in their weight loss and wish to succeed in maintaining it.

Liisa Lähteenmäki

Dr. Liisa Lähteenmäki