Obesity Management: Understanding Hedonic Eating - Mainpro+


15 mins



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Long-term weight management is challenging in primary care and requires a holistic approach involving skillful and empathetic counselling. Hedonic eating is just one aspect of obesity management, but it is an aspect that patients often struggle with. This video-based program interviews experts in obesity management to explore themes in the causes of hedonic eating. The program will support primary care providers in engaging their patients in effective conversations to address the underlying mechanisms of hedonic eating in obesity.

This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 0.25 Mainpro+ Credit(s). Cert+ Program ID#: 188705

Alexandro Zarruk, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC, Dipl. of ABIM and Dipl. of ABOM

John Axler, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Judy Shiau, MD, FRCPC, Dipl. of ABOM

Kyle Lee, BMLSc, BM BS, CCFP

Michael Vallis, PhD., R. Psych.

Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, MHPE, FRCPC, FACLP

Shahebina Walji, MD, CCFP

At successful completion of the program, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the underlying mechanisms of hedonic eating
  • Assess the potential benefit of medications that act at the neurological level in managing obesity
  • Describe goals for managing hedonic eating that improve obesity health outcomes

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