Weight Loss and Maintenance
At Behavioral Associates, through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for sustained weight loss, our therapists assist patients in evaluating the benefits of weight loss, selecting a suitable diet, setting goals, preparing the environment around them, and harnessing social support. CBT techniques also focus on helping patients to identify and subsequently challenge sabotaging thoughts.
Thoughts such as, “I cannot handle deprivation”, “I must eat when I’m hungry”, “I can exercise these calories ‘away’ tomorrow”, are the kinds of thoughts that often get in the way of sustained weight loss. After only a few sessions, many patients report a reduction in unhealthy behaviors which in turn help to control destructive thought processes. To this end, the development of a specific and highly individualized action plan for both physical activity and diet are accomplished early on in the therapy process.
If you’re struggling with weight loss and/or maintenance, consider seeing a therapist who can help you make the positive changes necessary to meeting your health goals. At Behavioral Associates we have therapists who specialize in helping patients in achieving and sustaining their weight loss goals.
A popular New Year’s resolution is weight loss. We are now offering a program to help individuals assess the advantages of weight loss, select a sensible diet and exercise routine, and prepare the environment so it is more compatible with their health-related goals. Please contact our office to learn more about this program.