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What should I know about clinics that use contrarian approaches? (Weight loss is one such example I've heard)

What should I know about clinics that use contrarian approaches? (Weight loss is one such example I've heard)

Try common approach: try common approach. If does not work see if there is something better out there. Means try minority approach. Remember mind is very much like an umbrella. It works much better when open. Of course minority approach should be a common sense approach. Don't stay stuck in sickness mode. You may be surprised how well uncommon approach may work when everything else has failed. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is cognitive behavior therapy helpful in weight loss?

Is cognitive behavior therapy helpful in weight loss?

Yes. CBT is helpful: In addressing the emotional and behavioral aspects of weight loss. Sticking to a healthy diet, exercising, and having social support are also important. A good therapist can help you create a plan and follow it. ...Read more

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Is any difference in the effectiveness of psychotherapy and behavior modification for weight loss?

Is any difference in the effectiveness of psychotherapy and behavior modification for weight loss?

Therapy & wt loss: The question is difficult to answer because behavior modification is part of psychotherapy, not an alternative to it. Effective weight loss involves maintaining normal eating patterns, exercise, social support, realistic weight goals, a focus on health rather than appearance, & good self-esteem. Effective programs are comprehensive, long term & address your specific obstacles to success. ...Read more

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What does behavior modification therapy do for weight loss?

What does behavior modification therapy do for weight loss?

Strengthen behavior: Behavior modification is based in part on these basic principles: if someone receives what is considered a reward after engaging in certain behavior, that behavior will be strengthened or occur more often. If someone receives no reward, that behavior will weaken or occur less often. It is up to you to decide what behavior get what rewards. So make some lists of what works and see my comment below. ...Read more

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How long does behavioral therapy for weight loss last?

How long does behavioral therapy for weight loss last?

Depends: As long as it takes to achieve the desired behavioral change that can be self maintained. In my experience there is a 6 weeks minimum. ...Read more

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With alternative treatments or behavior modification for weight loss?

With alternative treatments or behavior modification for weight loss?

Yes: Go to free weight loss, .Com for an excellent article. Eating for most of us is a list of habits developed over time that we need to break. Also put smaller portions on a bigger plate. Count the times you chew your food. Drink water after each bite. Don't buy bad choice foods. Try not to chew gum during the day as it stimulats the juices that signal your brain to make you want to eat! ...Read more

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How many sessions and weeks are required for Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-loss?

How many sessions and weeks are required for Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-loss?

Ask the therapist: Actually, in my OPINION as a NON-psychiatrist....when it comes to something such as WEIGHT LOSS...if you're looking for a permanent fix....the MORE sessions you take....THE BETTER....all the way out to INDEFINITELY. However, the reality is that most providers will only go a certain number according to insurance limits so that's what it turns out to be but everyone's different. Ask your therapist ...Read more

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Is there any difference between behavior therapy and behavior modification for weight loss?

Is there any difference between behavior therapy and behavior modification for weight loss?

YES: Behavior modification for weight loss is more specific to the goal at hand, i.e. Weight loss. For instance - not eating after 6 pm. Behavior therapy can deal with behavioral problems of more general every day nature. ...Read more

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Is any difference in effectiveness of behavior modification and operant conditioning for weight loss?

Is any difference in effectiveness of behavior modification and operant conditioning for weight loss?

Done right both work: Operant conditioning is a form of behavior modification. Behavior modification is based in part on these basic principles: if someone receives what is considered a reward after engaging in certain behavior, that behavior will be strengthened or occur more often. If someone receives no reward, that behavior will weaken or occur less often. It is up to you to set up what behaviors get what rewards. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more