Tried all the diets? You want to lose weight for lots of reasons. You look better in clothes. People find you more attractive. You want the health benefits of a leaner body. If nothing has worked for you on a long-term basis, the issue is less “what you are eating,” and more “what’s eating you.” Professionally lead support groups for over-eaters have been proven, through research. to be the most effective aid to long-term recovery. I, myself, have recovered and maintain an 80+ pound weight loss for years. I am so committed toward helping others to recover that the issue is subject of my doctoral dissertation.
Medical Obesity kills and maims.
Have been struggling with your weight? Tried diets? Tried diets and exercise? Maybe you have told yourself you have a slow metabolism. Maybe you have found people to agree. Perhaps you have been urged to just accept that you are a “large person” and to be proud of your body.
Medical obesity is a Body Mass Index >30. This equates to about 30-pounds or more overweight for the average size man. Almost all medically obese adults compulsively overeat.
Being chronically overweight plays an important role in the development of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer. Repetitively losing and gaining significant weight (yoyoing) can be even worse. Second only to smoking, compulsive overeating is the behavior most likely to lead to serious long-term illness and premature death.
Dieting is not the answer! It is, in fact, counterproductive.
Over the last 50 years, more and more people have been dieting, and yet the rates of obesity have more than doubled. How is that possible?
You have probably had the experience yourself, more than once, of dieting only to put the weight back on again; perhaps even more. The problem is not a lack of will-power. Your will-power has proved more than sufficient in many other areas of your life. It is not a character defect. The scientific fact is that dieting doesn’t work as a long-term strategy to lose weight and keep it off. It makes the situation worse.
Don’t give up. Scientific research has now established that the best and most effective treatment for obesity due to emotional overeating is group therapy, even for those who personally would prefer individual therapy.
Take the next step toward self-love. Call Roth Mental Health at (561) 740-5642 to arrange an initial interview to assess your suitability for participation in a gender specific obesity recovery support group. Leave your name and phone number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.