Summary: Emotional dysregulation is one of the root causes of overeating. People commonly eat for comfort when they experience strong emotions like anxiety, anger or sadness. Cats and dogs are amazing emotional regulators who can help you practice better emotional regulation just by spending quality time with them.
Stanford Prevention Research Center
I do formative research on stealth health at Stanford, designing & prototyping technology-based obesity interventions that we test on real people to see what techniques work best in practice.
I consult with health tech companies and corporate wellness programs, helping them implement features that influence behavior and produce lasting lifestyle changes. I also work with weight loss groups testing my own coaching & reminder systems.