This article was written by Deena Solomon, PhD, MFT, a weight loss expert and weight management expert, speaker, and author of "Immaculate Consumption: The Path to Lifelong Weight Management". As a cognitive behavioral psychotherapist who holds a special certification in behavioral medicine, she has helped hundreds of clients to lose weight and keep it off for decades. She lost 70 lbs. herself and has maintained that weight loss since 1980. Her articles explore a range of topics related to weight loss and human behavior. Learn more about her book on the "Immaculate Consumption" page of this website.