What the Weight Experts Eat

Kelly Brownell, PhD
Professor of psychology and director of the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

"For me weight is a real issue. It bounces up and down by 30 to 40 pounds. I have to be very vigilant because I'm one of those who eat more when stressed. I try to manage the pressures in my life by making time to relax and being physically active—I play tennis, walk, run, or bike—and I try to make healthy food choices (lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains). I like to think of food as something that nurtures me and makes me healthy rather than seeing my diet as restrictive."