Renée Jones – Exposing the Psychological Triggers of Yo-Yo Dieting

In this episode Renée Jones, founder of and author of “What’s Really Eating You: Overcome the Triggers of Comfort Eating”, talks about her new book and the psychological struggles of losing weight and keeping it off.

The dangers of Yo-Yo Dieting have received a lot of attention in the media explosion around the recently published study by the Obesity research journal revealing how many of the incredible success stories from contestants of “The Biggest Loser” reality show have completely unraveled. Investigators at the National Institutes of Health tracked 14 contestants from “The Biggest Loser” over six years. Out of the 14, 13 regained much or all of the weight they worked so hard to lose.

In this interview, Renée explains why choosing the right diet, knowing what foods to eat and not to eat, isn’t the real issue. “That’s the easy part”, she says. But following a diet while dealing with the emotional triggers that drive people to eat what she calls “comfort foods”, that make them feel better, is what so many dieters struggle with.

Listen as Renée shares how she faced those same struggles herself. After 40 years of Yo-Yo dieting, she finally realized that losing weight and keeping it off had less to do with the diet plan and everything to do with “emotional triggers” that lead to eating “comfort food.”

With a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling and a Clinical Residency in Pastoral Care, Renée has been helping others conquer their battle with Yo-Yo dieting through her Weight Loss and Management Practice and now she’s reaching out to the masses with her recently released book “What’s Really Eating You: Overcome the Triggers of Comfort Eating”.

Through entertaining stories and easy to understand principles, Renée Jones helps readers create a plan for weight loss and maintenance by discovering and overcoming the triggers of comfort eating while learning how to enjoy food again. The book also includes strategies for navigating the all-you-can-eat buffet, office kitchen, and parties.

What’s Really Eating You: Overcome the Triggers of Comfort Eating” is available on

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Jack Mize

Jack Mize is the host of Influencers Radio, Best Selling Author and contributor to and Huffington Post, covering Influencers and Innovators in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Personal Growth.