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What’s the best attitude for succeeding in weight control?

People differ a lot in the way they start our program. Some begin full of enthusiasm, like they’re jumping into a great adventure. Some are like students on the first day of school, waiting for their assignment and eager to learn. Others start off a little bit wary, not quite sure what they’re getting themselves into, and not entirely certain they can trust us. Yet others are struggling with a deep feeling of pessimism, hoping that somehow the program will help them, but quite doubtful that it actually will. All of these “types” are the result of different personalities, different family backgrounds, and different weight and dieting histories.

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Alcohol and weight control

You came for help with your weight and perhaps you were a bit surprised how much time was spent inquiring about your drinking habits. In fact, you shouldn’t be surprised, since alcohol can influence weight control in a number of ways.

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What is your history of weight gain?

If you’re struggling with your weight, think back to how you put on the extra pounds. Actually, think about “when” you gained them. Was it a slow a steady gain, or a periodic jump? Did it correspond with a certain time of the year? Was it mostly a side effect of the holidays? Your birthday? Vacations? Tax season (for accountants), or exam time (for students)?

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Social influence and eating for the wrong reasons

Many people who are obese or overweight are like that because they don’t have the right relationship with food. They may use food as a way to comfort themselves when they’re sad, or to keep themselves occupied when they’re not busy. Still others eat for the enjoyment of it. Just look at the way we entertain our friends. Everything revolves around food. We usually meet our friends for dinner at a restaurant or we invite them for a feast at home. Everything is about food and lots of it. This is a problem because when you think of food in this way, it’s hard to change what you’re eating.

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When Should You Get Help In Managing Your Obesity?

Are you struggling with obesity? Have you tried to lose weight and just can’t seem to make it happen? or maybe, like many people, you have already lost a substantial amount of weight in the past but have gained it all back.
First, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Losing weight is a challenge and a big one for a lot of people. The good news is that there are numerous resources out there to help you manage weight loss and obesity.

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