There are 60 million obese adults in the United States, most of whom have repeatedly tried a wide variety of weight loss techniques: food diets, liquid diets, fasts, weight loss and fat-burning medications and strenuous exercising. No matter what diet is used and how much weight lost, 95% of individuals not only regain all the weight lost, but often additional weight as well. Obesity is no longer considered a cosmetic issue, and can be extremely costly not only in terms of economics, but also in terms of individual and societal health, longevity, and psychological well-being. Due to its progressive nature, obesity requires life-long treatment and control.
There are many factors for weight gain. They could be medical issues that you do not have much control on. Or perhaps you are an emotional eater. Or maybe is simple lack of structure in your life. Whatever the reason is, you can learn identify triggers, learn skills, and address issues that affect your weight.
Regardless of your willpower or health history, weight loss is a challenging, sometimes frustrating, process.
Whether you are having health problems, are an emotional eater, or just wish to lose a couple pounds, I want to join you on your weight loss journey. Working with a therapist will also increase accountability to make progressive changes and get to your ultimate goal of a healthy weight.