The main challenge of obesity treatment is not weight loss, but long-term weight loss maintenance.
Weight loss maintenance is hindered by a complex interaction of environmental, biological, behavioural, and cognitive factors. This explains why a high number of individuals, after a successful weight loss period, regain most of the weight lost.
Research shows that the big three factor in weight loss and management are emotional eating, body image issues and dieting.
The most recent research shows that the best long term results in weight loss and maintenance are achieved when we combine dietary and physical activity recommendations with specific cognitive and behaviour strategies to improve patients’ adherence to a long-term weight management.
Common issues we help with:
- Motivation for change
- Confidence in being able to change (self-efficacy)
- Self-esteem & body image
- Emotional eating and drinking
- Social eating and drinking
- Overeating, compulsive eating, & bingeing
- Self-care & life balance
- Self-sabotage and resistance to change
- Considerations around bariatric surgery (band, sleeve, bypass)
- Dieting mindset
8 step non-dieting weight loss and management program
At Psychology Specialists we have developed a comprehensive 8 step non-dieting weight loss and management program, that will help you lose weight and keep it off. The 8 steps are yours to access at your own pace.
Assessment with Psychologist
Goal setting and Values
Discovering your sabotaging thoughts and believes about weight and food
Introducing EFT and Hypnosis
Learning how stress impacts your weight
Reducing your emotional eating and improving your emotional well-being
Mindfulness and mindful eating
Learning how to reduce your desires and cravings for less nutritious foods and increase your desire for more nutritious foods
Clear away any barriers to physical activity and increase your desire and motivation for physical activity
Developing a healthy body image
Eliminating any barriers for a long term success
Call us on 07 3062 6822 to discuss your requirements and arrange an appointment. Alternatively, leave your details in the contact form and we will get back to you.