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Weight Loss Therapy in NYC

Weight Loss Therapy Can Help

More than 90% of people who lose weight on a diet will gain it all back and more within a year. If you have failed on a diet or could not keep the weight off, you are not alone and the answer is not just more willpower. If you’re tired of the struggle, weight loss therapy might be your answer.

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How Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Can Help with Weight Loss

Cognitive Behavior Therapy has been shown to be effective when it comes to developing life-long healthy habits that often result in weight loss. It can help you:

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Behavioral weight loss programs designed by psychologists have been proven to be effective. However, even with these programs weight regain can be common. So it is important that behaviors, emotions, and thoughts are all properly addressed in treatment to ensure genuine lifestyle change. It is important to select a clinician with a great deal of training and experience in the area of weight loss. There is perhaps more misinformation available (and promoted) in the area of weight loss than any other issue addressed by psychologists. In addition, there are serious medical risks associated with excessive weight, but also with losing weight too rapidly.

Weight Cycling:

Even after participating in programs, dieting and exercising, most people do not maintain their weight loss. In fact, 90% of those who successfully lose weight, will regain that weight within 12 months. This weight loss-gain cycle is potentially dangerous. Unfortunately, when we gain weight, the percentage of fat that we add is higher than the percentage lost. Therefore, a 10 pound loss/regain cycle results in the same body weight, but the body composition of fat to lean muscle mass has increased. Continuous cycles will result in higher and higher body fat percentages, which increases numerous medical risks, including diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers, AND a slower metabolism, making future weight loss attempts even harder.

Ways to Lose Weight in NYC

New Yorkers try various diets, dieting strategies, exercise programs, and even diet supplements. Various trends exist in the diet industry. Past decades emphasized low fat and low sugar. The most popular diets today emphasize limiting carbohydrates. Atkins, the Zone, and The South Beach are all examples of diets which keep carbohydrates lower than the average American’s diet.

Weight Loss Centers
Many weight loss centers and clinics can be found in New York City. They have different approaches to help people lose weight – mostly focused on diet coaching, nutrition education, and preparation of food.

Weight Loss Programs
There are also many firms that offer weight loss programs in NYC. Weight Watcher’s, Jenny Craig, and L.A. Weight Loss are programs that many have used. Scientific studies indicate that for weight loss (not necessarily other measures) the most important aspect of dieting is calorie consumption. As long as your physician approves the nutrient recommendations, any of these programs could be successful for losing weight, as long as you can stick with the program.

Exercise
Exercise is an important factor for developing a health lifestyle. New York City, especially Manhattan, is teeming with gyms and workout centers that makes exercising with machines, weights and classes easily accessible. Locations such as Central Park are ideal places to exercise such as jogging, biking, skating, walking and even playing sports. For many exercise alone will not result in weight loss. It can increase muscle mass and increase appetites, so it may not reduce the number on the scale. With that said, it is central to our approach since it does reduce stress, regulate emotions, and helps people maintain the weight they have lost. It improves mood and helps the kind of thinking and emotions that support healthy eating habits.

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