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How Behavior Therapy Works for Weight Loss

Sep 07, 2023
How Behavior Therapy Works for Weight Loss
Science-based behavior therapy works for weight loss in a way typical diets don’t. Discover your guide to sustainable weight loss here.

Are you tired of fad diets that promise astonishing weight loss but are unhealthy and restrictive? Most dieters know the drill: You struggle to follow it for a few weeks or months, cut out your favorite foods, count calories and macronutrients, and even weigh food. You lose weight, but it doesn’t last. After a few months, the pounds creep back. 

If this sounds familiar, it’s not your fault. There’s such a thing as a weight set point your body gets accustomed to. When you want to lose weight by following a new diet, you do more than simply change the food you eat (or don’t eat) for a set amount of time. You’re fighting against your metabolism and ingrained habits. 

No wonder it’s hard! Then, because calorie restriction and specialty diets are unsustainable, it’s natural to slide back into old habits. 

Fortunately, there’s a better way. When you’re ready for a scientific and results-driven way to shed unwanted pounds, consider behavior therapy. 

Unlike restrictive diets that rely on willpower, behavior therapy looks at the emotions behind the eating. 

At Primary Medical Physicians LLC, our health care professionals can support your weight loss through a revolutionary method that addresses why you eat, not what you eat. 

Behavior therapy for weight loss 

Backed by science, behavior therapy recognizes that the key to losing weight and keeping it off has less to do with your diet and more with your relationship with food. You naturally eat differently when you foster healthy eating habits and transform your relationship with food. 

Instead of traditional dieting, which focuses on calorie intake, exercise, and nutrition, behavior therapy explores the intersection of your mind, emotions, and eating habits. By addressing the underlying psychological reasons why you choose the foods you do, you can alter your eating habits and create new habits that help you shed weight. 

Build healthy habits to maintain a healthy weight 

Everyone has different body types and reasons why their body holds onto weight. We start with a physical exam to check for underlying conditions. For example, hypothyroidism can hinder your ability to lose weight. 

We assess your goals and challenges, then develop a plan to help you achieve sustainable weight loss and feel your healthiest. Your personalized plan may include behavior modification, so you learn to recognize the cues beyond your unhealthy eating habits. You’ll discover the power of positive self-talk and ways to make mindful choices in your eating. 

We also monitor your health to prevent injuries. 

The power of weight loss support with behavior therapy 

It’s difficult to create and maintain new habits. Your environment and habits are ingrained and can easily derail you from your best intentions. However, with the support of a healthy weight-loss program and the science of behavior therapy, you can lose unwanted pounds and keep them off. 

Your body will thank you. Extra weight stresses your organs and joints and can contribute to congestive heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and other dangerous health conditions. 

At Primary Medical Physicians in Hollywood, Davie, Tamarac, and Pembroke Pines, Florida, we can help you lose weight with behavior health therapy. Start feeling your best; schedule your appointment with our online booking tool here