Cognitive behavioral intervention
Group behavioral support sessions are conducted weekly during the initial 12 weeks of intervention. Each session is led by a clinical psychologist or a behavioral therapist. Sessions incorporate key components of cognitive-behavioral therapy already validated in other clinical trials of weight management.
These components include self-monitoring of eating and exercise, behavioral goal setting, stimulus control techniques, cognitive restructuring, assertive communication skills, stress management, and relapse-prevention.
To learn more about the full dietary intervention of the Why WAIT either join the Why WAIT program at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and read the Diabetes Breakthrough Book (Harvard Health Publication)