Why Weight Loss and Emotional Eating Coaching Works
One on one weight loss and emotional eating coaching can make a big difference in getting and keeping you on
track to meet your weight loss, fitness, health and life goals. Many people need the personal support to keep accountable and on track. Sometimes just a few sessions can make a big difference in your level of motivation and focus.
A study led by researchers at Duke University Medical Center and published in The Journal Of The American Medical Association in March 2008 showed that the people who lost the
most weight and successfully kept it off have had regular contact with a weight loss counselor.
If you have repeatedly lost weight and regained it or have failed to lose it in the first place, it may be time to admit defeat and get some help and learn some new ways of coping with life. Coaching can make the difference between success and failure. The reason it works is it provides support, encouragement,
structure, and accountability while teaching you some new life skills and coping tools. Many of us when left to our own devices soon lapse back into old unhealthy behaviors.
Coaching helps you to navigate the change process and stay the course so that you can integrate new behaviors that will support you for a lifetime. Clients say this is the best money they have ever spent on themselves, especially
after considering the costs of failed weight loss diets, foods, programs, gyms, and therapists.
Kaiser Permanente recently released the results of a health research study, in the April edition of Journal Of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, which offers new hope for binge and emotional eaters. This study showed that 63% of the people who were offered a 12 week "guided self-help" program that included
eight sessions with a weight loss coach/health educator, (not a therapist), were able to quit bingeing within 6 months, as compared to 27% who were offered the usual care.
This study validates and supports the way I work with my clients with binge and emotional eating issues. I also offer 12 week sessions and my program is "guided self-help" as well. Clients are taught how to identify and deal with
their eating triggers, given weekly self-care assignments and exercises to complete, and then meet with me to discuss the results and get support. I also offer additional email support between visits. Note: I am not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente in any way.
This study is great news for people who cannot afford expensive eating disorder programs or sessions with a therapist. It shows that with the right support and tools, emotional and binge eating can be cured. As a former binge eater, I am living proof of this!
If you're ready to let go of your self-defeating patterns around
food and weight, I'd love to work with you individually. Sometimes all one needs are a few sessions to get motivated, inspired, and back on track.