Fight US Obesity with Weight Loss Therapy

Fight US Obesity with Weight Loss Therapy

In the past twenty years, obesity has been on a continual up rise. According to the CDC over one, third of US, adults are obese and seventeen percent of children and adolescents are obese. Obesity is a concern for many reasons, which include the adverse effect on ones health, a reduced life expectancy, and increased risk of health problems. Obesity increases a person's risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, cancer, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, and other life threatening illnesses. On top of health risks, obese individuals also face ridicule and discrimination. The pain, discomfort, and dissatisfaction of obesity create a strong desire to lose excess weight. The process of weight loss requires a nutritious diet and physical exercise. This is not always enough to lose weight. Support and encouragement are also a large part of weight loss success. There is also one other factor for successful weight loss that people do not mention very often. This is positive behavioral change.

Discovering Weight Loss Roadblocks

Even if an individual begins to incorporate daily physical activity and begins to eat low fat foods and reduce sugar intake they may still struggle lose weight. One reason for this is an individual’s relationship with food. If a person overindulges on food when they experience stress or emotional upset, they are likely to take in excess calories, which will stall weight loss progress. Another roadblock is low self-esteem. If an individual has self-esteem or self worth issues they can often sabotage their weight loss by turning to food for comfort or giving up on effort due to feeling that they do not deserve to be healthy and happy. Weight loss therapy helps people to discover hidden factors that may be derailing their weight loss efforts. When a person discovers these factors, they can work towards changing negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to achieve their weight loss goals.

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Fight Obesity and Win with Weight Loss Therapy

Weight loss therapy enables a person to express their concerns, feelings, and goals. Their therapist listens and provides insight, education, and support to overcome weight loss obstacles and achieve safe, healthy weight loss through proven techniques. Dr. Lisa Saponaro is a licensed psychologist that provides weight loss therapy in Plantation, Florida. She works with clients in a comfortable and supportive environment within her private practice. She teaches clients rational self-counseling skills that will help them cope with stress and challenges in a positive way and avoid negative behavior (self bullying, over eating, etc.) by helping client's to develop healthier more effective patterns of behavior. To inquire about weight loss therapy, please call (954) 577-0095.

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