Research

Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric (weight loss) surgery is currently considered the most effective treatment for extreme obesity. However, the long-term effects of bariatric surgery on weight loss, physical health, and psychological health are highly variable. In collaboration with…
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Disordered Eating Across the Weight Spectrum

Disordered eating refers a variety of maladaptive eating behaviours such as dietary restriction, dietary restraint, binge eating, emotional overeating, grazing, and loss of control over eating. In some cases, disordered eating can lead to eating…
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Readiness for Change and Motivational Interviewing

Individuals with disordered eating often feel ambivalent about making changes to their eating because their current eating behaviours are rewarding in some way or serve important functions in their lives.¬†For example, binge eating and emotional…
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Lab Publications

Below is a selection of papers and book chapters published by members of the Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Lab. Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals David, L.,¬†Sockalingam, S., Wnuk, S., & Cassin, S.E. (2016). A pilot randomized…
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Collaborations

We work very closely with our research collaborators at the Toronto Western Hospital Bariatric Surgery Program, where Dr. Stephanie Cassin worked as a clinical psychologist prior to joining the faculty at Ryerson University. Our collaborators…
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Research Studies

Here are some examples of research studies currently underway or recently completed in the Healthy Eating and Lifestyle (HEAL) Lab: Body image in post-operative bariatric surgery patients Motivational interviewing for bariatric surgery patients: A pilot…
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Sponsors

We would like to thank the following organizations for funding research conducted in the Healthy Eating and Lifestyle (HEAL) Lab, as well as research conducted with our collaborators in other departments and at other institutions:…
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