Being overweight or obese can generate health problems such as metabolic syndrome, type II diabetes, heart disease, and hormonal imbalances which perpetuate further weight gain. If you are overweight you most likely have food addiction, food cravings, and stress related eating which are likely to fuel your weight gain and make it harder for you to lose weight.
Behavior such as overeating can be modified through behavior change techniques that are taught during behavioral therapy of intervention. Behavioral intervention for weight loss seeks to change compulsive eating habits. Behavioral intervention includes meeting with groups and a specialist multiple times a month to learn how to better control your eating impulses for effective weight loss. These behavioral interventions include self-monitoring, problem-solving, goal-setting, and relapse prevention. The techniques train individuals to have a daily calorie intake goal of 1200-1800. The intervention programs will also teach you to reduce your fat intake to less than 30% of the calories you eat.
Research has shown that intensive lifestyle interventions may successfully treat obese people with type II diabetes. Research shows that behavioral intervention may result in long term weight loss and a decreased risk of heart disease in both obese and overweight patients.
Lifestyle change to modify what you eat and how much you eat can be achieved with simple techniques and can have great long term benefits for your overall health. Instead of participating in group behavioral intervention, you can achieve great results engaging in behavioral self-therapy, one of Dr. Arem’s favorite techniques for overcoming food addiction and stress-related eating along with natural weight loss supplements such as ThyroLife Body Slim.