Tried all the diets? You want to lose weight for lots of reasons.
- You look better in clothes.
- People find you more attractive.
- You know only too well the pain of people judging you and even discriminating against you because of your weight.
- You want the health benefits of a leaner body.
If nothing has worked for you on a long-term basis, the issue is less “what you are eating,” and more “what’s eating you.”
Dr. Mitch has himself recovered from compulively overeating and has maintained an 80+ pound weight loss for years. He is so committed toward helping others to recover that the topic was the subject of his doctoral dissertation.
Medical Obesity kills and maims.
Have you been struggling with your weight? Tried diets? Tried diets and exercise? Maybe you have told yourself you have a slow metabolism. Maybe you have even found people to agree. Perhaps you have been urged to just accept that you are a “large person” and to be proud of your body.
Medical obesity is a Body Mass Index >30. This equates to about 30-pounds or more overweight for the average size man. A Body Mass Index > 35 is morbid obesity. Almost all medically obese adults compulsively overeat.
Being chronically overweight plays an important role in the development of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer. The medical risks and complications from morbid obesity are even greater. Repetitively losing and gaining significant weight (yoyoing) can be even worse. Second only to smoking, compulsive overeating is the behavior most likely to lead to serious long-term illness and premature death.
Dieting is not the answer! It is, in fact, counterproductive.
Over the last 50 years, more and more people have been dieting, and yet the rates of obesity have more than doubled. How is that possible?
You have probably had the experience yourself, more than once, of dieting only to put the weight back on again; perhaps even more. The problem is not a lack of will-power. Your will-power has proved more than sufficient in many other areas of your life. Lack of will-power is not your problem. The scientific fact is that dieting doesn’t work as a long-term strategy to lose weight and keep it off. It makes the situation worse.
Professionally led support groups for over-eaters have been proven, through research to be an effective aid to long-term recovery. But, individual therapy combined with 12-step program participation and mindful eating practices have resulted in effective long-term recovery and permanent weight-loss.
The 12-step program for compulsive overeating or emotional eating is Overeaters Anonymous (OA). Dr. Mitch possesses a deep well of expertise in 12-step programs and is equipped to answer questions and add additional support to those pursuing abstinence from compulsive overeating through OA.
Dr. Mitch’s approach to treatment is to use the tendency to compulsively overeat as an asset.
Take the next step toward self-love. Call Dr. Mitch at (561) 740-5642 to arrange an initial interview to assess your suitability for treatment. Leave your name and phone number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.