“I just can’t lose weight or keep weight off.” “It’s hard to resist junk food – I must have no will power!”
“I’ve tried every diet out there but nothing ever works.”
“I’m a yo-yo dieter.” “When I eat too much, I feel guilty, ashamed, and out of control.”
“Food makes me feel better when I’m upset, bored, or lonely.”
“My weight has held me back my entire life.” “I thought I’d be happier once I lost weight, but I still feel the same.”
Has a nutritionist, personal trainer, or physician recommended that you examine the emotional aspects of your weight challenges?
Have you had or are you considering bariatric surgery in order to lose weight?
If the above sounds familiar, you are not alone. More than half of Americans are overweight and more than 36% are obese. Most of us know that the key to losing weight is eating healthier, drinking more water, and exercising. But if it’s that simple, why is it so hard to lose weight and keep it off?
A different approach
While nutrition and exercise are incredibly important, most diet and fitness plans do not target the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors underlying obesity, weight gain, food addiction, motivation, poor body image, and over-eating.
Research has shown that psychological behavior modification is the key to long-term weight loss success.
Many people are “emotional eaters,” meaning that they eat as a way to reduce anxiety, boredom, or sadness. In addition, many processed foods are highly addictive and so it’s easy to get stuck in a never-ending cycle of over-eating. If these issues are not addressed through psychological treatment, even the most successful diet and exercise plan will fail over time.
How psychological treatment with Dr. Farrah Hauke can help
In order to lose weight and keep it off, negative emotions, low motivation, bad habits, and irrational thoughts have to be addressed.
Dr. Hauke specializes in treating weight loss from a psychological perspective. She uses a practical, non-judgmental, and solution-focused approach that is individualized to the needs of each client. She will help you learn coping skills in order to manage the temptation of parties, restaurants, and holiday meals. She will help you find ways to reward yourself without food, increase motivation, and overcome food addiction. She will teach you proven strategies (such as Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques) so you can finally address your weight and unhealthy relationship with food. Dr. Hauke also will coordinate care with your medical, nutrition, or fitness professional in order to help you make rewarding changes that last.
Stop emotional eating. Say goodbye to late-night binges. Learn new habits. No more secrets, shame, or guilt—Embrace a new way of healthy living!
Dr. Farrah Hauke routinely lectures and provides consultation about the psychology behind losing weight. In addition to individual therapy sessions, she offers psychological weight-loss workshops in her office as well as teaches at health clinics across the valley.
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*Dr. Farrah Hauke is a licensed psychologist; she is not a physician or dietitian/nutritionist. Psychological treatment does not and should not be considered as medical, nutritional, or physical care. It is recommended that potential clients consult a health-care professional prior to starting any weight-loss or exercise program.Please like and share this post!