How a therapist will Help You Lose Weight
According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 93 million adults and 13 million children are obese. In BC, 23% of adults are obese and 30% are overweight. The number of people who are overweight and obese has risen significantly over the years. Several factors contribute to weight gain, including diet, exercise and psychological factors. Unfortunately, most people who diet, will fail to keep the weight off.
Living a sedentary life, eating an unhealthy diet, and using food to manage negative emotions are primary reasons why people gain weight. A lot of people understand that they need to exercise more and eat healthily; however, addressing the psychological aspects of weight loss is absolutely essential to effective, long-term weight loss.
Weight Loss Counseling with a Health Therapist some therapists are experts in assisting people to make behavioral and lifestyle changes to achieve their weight loss goals. Cheryl has helped many individuals achieve their ideal weight. Losing weight involves significant behavior modifications. Cheryl specializes in weight loss and provides therapies targeted at effective weight control. She works with teenagers and adults struggling with weight and associated medical conditions, such as diabetes and chronic illness. Most importantly, therapy addresses any emotional eating and food addiction issues.
How Therapy Works
When you first meet with Cheryl, she will ask you about your history, concerns, and goals. She will get a better understanding of your lifestyle, such as your eating, exercise and sleep habits. Determining factors that influence your diet, such as stress, unhealthy habits, negative body image, and unhelpful beliefs will be targets of treatment. Together, you will develop a customized treatment plan. Cheryl will work with you on a timeline to achieve your goals. During each session, you will review your progress, address any concerns and develop new tools.
After a couple of sessions, most clients begin to lose weight and feel better. The length of treatment will vary depending on how much weight you want to lose and how well you are doing on your weight loss journey. People who have severe anxiety, depression,
eating disorders or chronic health conditions may require longer treatment.
Natural Weight Loss Treatments
Cheryl relies on evidence-based therapies in the weight loss program. She integrates multiple weight loss treatments so that you have the best chance of success.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This therapy addresses the negative belief system and behaviors associated with weight gain. Changing unhealthy behaviors, thoughts and emotions will help you make better lifestyle choices for sustainable and long-term weight loss.
Mindful Eating: Mindfulness training has been shown to help people lose weight. Engaging in mindful eating will help you manage through cravings and develop a healthy connection to food.
Hypnosis: For those interested in trying hypnotherapy, hypnosis has been shown to be an effective therapy for weight loss. Hypnosis alters your subconscious belief system to instill better food habits. Hypnosis can be incorporated into your treatment for one or multiple sessions.
Food Tracking: Keeping track of your food in an app., such as My Fitness Pal, is an essential component of weight loss therapy. During each session, you will review your food diary to identify any triggers, cravings and successes. Food diaries take little time to maintain and provide an effective way to monitor food intake, as well as exercise. This tool has been shown in studies to help with weight loss.
Nutrition Education: Learning more about what you eat and how food impacts your health is a critical factor in maintaining a healthy weight. Diets rich in plant-based, whole grains have been shown to be the healthiest. Eating less sugary, processed and animal-based foods will not only help you lose weight but achieve overall improved health. Cheryl will provide you with resources so that you can learn about nutritious eating and help you make better food choices.
What are the Costs?
Cheryl charges for each weight loss counseling session. The initial evaluation session is $150 and the next regular sessions are $120.
Get Started with Weight Loss Counseling Today
If you are ready to start losing weight and feeling better, contact Cheryl today to schedule an initial consultation. Cheryl’s office is conveniently located at 4415 – 29th Street, Vernon. Additionally, Cheryl offers teletherapy for online weight loss so that you can lose weight effectively through her virtual practice. You can reach her at at 250-307-679.