Have you tried repeatedly to lose weight with no success? Do you lose weight when you start a new diet, but are unable to keep it off? Do your eating habits feel out of control? If so, you are not alone. More than half of Americans are overweight and as many as 36% are obese. The “diet industry” is a multi-billion dollar industry that sells expensive “quick fixes” and “fad diets.” In fact, the recipe for losing weight is no secret: eat healthier, drink water, and exercise. If it’s that simple, though, why do so many of us find it hard to lose weight?
A different approach
While diet and exercise are incredibly important, most “weight loss” plans do not target the psychological factors behind weight management. A more productive approach is to evaluate and address ingrained habits and emotional reactions that keep you stuck in an unhealthy cycle. For example, many people are “emotional eaters,” meaning that they eat as a way to reduce feelings of anxiety, anger, sadness, and loneliness. If these emotions are not addressed through psychological treatment, even the most successful diet and exercise plan can fail over time.
In order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to find a healthier way to address emotions, bad habits, and negative thoughts. Psychological treatment can help! Psychologists experienced in weight management can help their clients learn healthy coping skills and utilize behavioral strategies to overcome roadblocks.
Lose weight with therapy in Scottsdale, AZ
If you have struggled to lose weight and are ready for a different approach that targets your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, then reach out to Dr. Farrah Hauke. She will work with you to provide treatment that is evidence-based, individualized, and sensitive to your needs. Get in touch by phone, or fill out the contact form and click send.Please like and share this post!