There are many things that can affect the success of weight loss. Apparently the results of the survey found that emotion plays a vital role in the process of weight loss.

A survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center reveals that emotions play an important role in determining whether a person managed to reach its goal of losing weight.

In a survey involving more than 1,300 licensed psychologists who deal with how they deal with clients with weight problems and understand what are the challenges faced by the client.

When asked about the most important strategies in reducing and maintaining weight, psychologists express understanding and managing behavior and emotions is important for his client in the amount of 44 percent.

The results of the respondents called ’emotional eating’ (44 percent) as the biggest barrier to weight loss, followed by maintaining a regular exercise schedule (43 percent) and making the right food choices (28 percent).

More than 70 percent of participants identified cognitive therapy. This is because cognitive therapy to help people identify and overcome negative thoughts and emotions that can lead to unhealthy behaviors.

Other survey results also found motivation strategies to maintain records and goal-setting behavior is also important in helping clients lose weight and keep it off.

“Research and clinical experience have shown, in addition to behavioral approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy that targets the emotional barriers also help people lose weight,” said Norman B Anderson, PhD, as CEO of the American Psychological Association, as quoted by Medindia on Wednesday (23 / 1/2013).

Anderson reveals a weight problem most often caused by a combination of biological, emotional, behavioral and environmental problems. The results of this study will be published in Consumer Reports Magazine.

“Therefore, the best tactics to lose weight should integrate strategies to cope with the emotions and behavior and lifestyle approaches to exercise and make healthy eating choices,” said Anderson.