weight maintenance behavior

weight maintenance behavior

a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as personal actions to maintain optimum body weight. See also Nursing Outcomes Classification.
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This so-called "toxic" or "obesigenic" environment is thought to provide a powerful set of contingencies that drive energy intake up, energy expenditure down, and make it extremely difficult to engage in effective weight loss and weight maintenance behaviors (Brownell & Horgan, 2003; Henderson & Brownell, 2004; Horgan & Brownell, 2002; Peters, Wyatt, Donahoo, & Hill, 2002; Poston & Foreyt, 1999).