Diet and Experience not enoughIS DIET AND EXERCISE ENOUGHT TO LOSE WEIGHT?
Extract from http://www.cbsnews.com/news/diet-exercise-treatment-for-obese-patients/
Plenty of people who are obese and medically need to lose weight say they get sick and tired of being told to eat less and exercise more. And for good reason: A growing body of research finds lifestyle and behavioural modifications often are not enough to help someone drop a significant amount of weight and keep it off.
A new paper published in the journal Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology argues that it's high time for obesity to be recognised as a serious chronic disease with biological causes -- not just a result of poor eating habits and sedentary behaviour.
The authors, a group of obesity treatment experts, say that while patients may be successful in the first few months of a weight loss program, some 80 to 95 percent will eventually put the weight back on. They say this is because obesity has a lot to do with underlying biological issues in the body that dieting simply can't change.
Johan's commentsThey are saying what us hypnotherapists have been saying for years that yes diet and exercise is not enough. How successful you are in losing weight is determined by your subconscious programming. If over the years you eat for boredom, that programme is entrenched in your subconscious. The way to change your programming is through hypnotherapy. That is the missing link and not treating obesity as an illness. Some people become overweight through hormonal causes eg, underactive thyroid, I myself have an underactive thyroid but I still lost weight through changing my subconscious programming as well as eating healthily and exercising. Change your mind and you will change your weight
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