or Expert Weight Loss Support?
been barraged by the diet and weight loss companies
competing for our diet dollars. Weight loss solutions range
from incredibly ridiculous, ineffective and dangerous to
professional, well founded weight loss programs both on and
offline. Many of us would prefer to just go it alone rather
than sift through the countless programs and resources that
claim to offer the most recent technology and support for
our weight loss woes.
possible to lose weight ourselves, it's common to experience
a "yo-yo" effect (also called diet cycling), where just as
soon as we take off the weight, we gain it all back.
Experts clearly point out that it's not that hard to lose
weight - the challenge is to keep it off by learning to
change our "eating lifestyle". Both in my personal life
and vocationally Iíve defended the cause of self-help and
this is one reason why Free-Weighloss.com offers links to so
many self-help diet sites. While I recognize the need for
each of us to take charge of our lives (including our eating
lifestyle and diet) I also believe we need to recognize and
accept when we've reached our abilities and limits and could
use some real help from others.
Dr. Phil on
OPRAH noted what he believed to be the
problem of many trying to lose weight...
'Some of us eat to live while others of us live to eat'
that you know how you feel about food and eating.
live? - Do you eat food to satisfy your survival
and energy needs?
'live to eat'? - do you eat food not just out of
hunger (and some pleasure), but out of a need to
fill an emotional void or as a way to cope with
other issues in your life?
Most of us
fall somewhere between the two extremes, but if you "use" food
to solve emotional issues, then it's probably time to seek some
help with this! Even the best self-help diet plan or self-help
weight loss program will not be enough by itself in the long run
unless the underlying emotional issues are dealt with as well.
What are some of
the other clues that we need professional help?
1. We feel there are
no options that give us what we need or want and find ourselves
continuing down the same path or "rut". We resign ourselves to
living with our weight or diet problems and our unhappiness with the
2. Despite the time
we've spent trying self-help books, audio-tapes, workshops and the
motivation we've sought and the insight they bring, our difficulties
persist and cycle back with greater intensity.
When you invest in a
diet program, consider whether what is offered matches your needs.
Most of us need a solid, well designed diet plan that teaches new
eating behaviors and choices and offers support and motivation to be
successful long-term - not just a quick fix. And, there are some who
need some extra help from professional from registered dietitian and
counselors who specialize in the area we need help with t
o get to the root causes of their weight problem. Look for programs
that best fit your needs and you'll increase your chances of
reaching your personal goals.
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