Secrets from the Eating Lab

The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again

From Dr. Traci Mann, PhD, Director of the University of MN Health and Eating Lab. This book exposes the flawed logic and faulty science behind promotion of dieting for sustainable weight loss. The author gives a realistic, scientifically supported path to achieve fitness and health using key insights and human nature.

Course Expiration Date
Grouped product items
Product Name Price Qty
Book Only (1380)
10 CE Online Test Only (W1381)
20 CE Online Test Only (W1382)
10 CE Book & Online Test (W1383)
20 CE Book & Online Test (W1384)

Book Details

Year Published
1st Edition
Harper Collins
Page Count
Learning Code
  • (2000) Science of food and nutrition
  • (2020) Composition of foods, nutrient analysis
  • (2070) Macronutrients: carbohydrate, fat, protein, fiber, water
  • (2110) Physiology, exercise physiology
  • (3000) Nutrition assessment & Diagnosis
  • (3005) Nutrition Diagnosis
  • (3010) Assessment methodology
  • (3020) Assessment of target groups, populations
  • (3040) Food consumption, fluid balance
  • (4000) Wellness and public health
  • (4010) Community intervention, monitoring, and evaluation
  • (4020) Community program development
  • (4030) Dietary guidelines, DRIs, Food Guide Pyramid, food labeling
  • (4080) Government-funded Food & Nutrition Programs
  • (4090) Health behaviors: smoking cessation, stress management
  • (4100) Social Marketing
  • (5200) Disordered eating
  • (5350) Substance abuse, alcoholism
  • (5370) Weight management, obesity
  • (5410) Client protocols, clinical guidelines
  • (5460) Self-care management
  • (6000) Education, Training, and Counseling
  • (6010) Behavior change theories, techniques
  • (6020) Counseling, therapy, and facilitation skills
  • (6030) Education theories and techniques for adults
  • (6040) Education theories and techniques for children and adolescents
  • (6080) Training, coaching, and mentoring

Course Objectives

Suggested Performance Indicators: 2.1.3, 4.4.1, 4.1.2, 6.1.2



Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

1.  Identify and debunk patients’ and other professionals’ misperceptions about willpower and the success of dieting.

2.  Discuss the major influences that shape a person’s perceptions, biases, buying habits, and decision-making around food and exercise.

3.  Identify ways to help clients eat nutritiously and make healthier food choices.

4.  Better assess clients’ food and exercise habits to help guide them in becoming healthy and fit.

Recommended For...
  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
  • Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
Why we chose this book
Along with Mindless Eating and Slim by Design, this book brings new awareness to dietitians about how people eat, why weight loss is so difficult, and which factors greatly influence the quantity that people eat. All three books add fresh perspectives to counseling clients.
About the author
Traci Mann, PhD, is a professor of psychology and founder of the University of MN Health and Eating Lab, where she is a leading expert in the psychology of eating behavior, dieting, and self-control.