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What is weight loss counseling?

Weight loss counselling is a space where you can unpack and make sense of your struggle with weight, food, eating and your body.

Many of our clients seek weight loss counseling in order to understand and change their unhelpful patterns of thinking, behavior, and emotions related to their weight and eating. We want to know how you feel about food and eating, what triggers your self-sabotaging behavior, how your weight affects your daily life, and what thoughts you have about your body and appearance.

Weight loss counseling can assist you in making positive changes to your eating habits and behaviors, in developing greater emotional agility, and in building self-esteem and confidence. as you cultivate a positive relationship with food and your body.

You proceed with an in-depth consultation with our experts to discuss your overall approach to food, current eating habits, and nutrition knowledge. We will help you to discover what behaviors are harmful to your weight-loss efforts, such as habitual snacking on candy.

What are trigger foods?

Trigger foods are foods that make you binge or overeat. These foods cause cravings and, in some cases, an emotional attachment to that particular food. We will assist you in finding creative ways to manage these trigger foods, such as removing them from your home and engaging in cognitive behavioral therapy,

techniques for avoiding them at social gatherings and replacing them with healthier food options. We will concentrate on improving mindfulness, behavioral interventions, and nutritional training to assist you in developing an understanding of specific trigger foods. Mindfulness involves being present in the moment and reflecting on what you’re eating and why. Mindfulness exercises help you tune in to your body’s natural hunger and satiety cues. Experimenting with tempting and unhealthy foods can actually improve your mindset and ability to resist over time.

Is weight loss counselling for me?

Weight loss, yo-yo dieting, weight gain, and emotional eating are all stations on an emotional rollercoaster that is difficult to get off once you get on. This has a significant impact on our self-esteem, body image, and health.

Have you tried every diet out there? Have you ever lost weight, gained weight, or felt like you were fated to a life of being overweight?

Do you feel embarrassed about your weight or being labeled as obese? Do you feel hopeless, frustrated, and helpless when it comes to losing weight? Do you consider yourself a failure?

Our self-belief erodes over time, and we focus on our lifetime of weight loss failures, leaving little room in our minds to consider what we can do to improve our situation. If this describes your situation, then weight loss counseling is for you.

Psychological factors in weight loss

Feeling fat and heavy, struggling to lose weight, feeling deprived when dieting, and having low self-esteem are all psychological aspects of obesity. It is difficult for these people to lose weight by following a calorie-restricted diet and engaging in regular exercise.

We have so many emotional, relational, and behavioral associations with food that it can seem impossible to lose weight. Our mental state, habits, and emotional well-being are all linked to how and what we eat.

Obesity and weight issues may begin in adulthood for some, but for many, weight has been a struggle for the majority of their lives.

We will assist you in unpacking the associations, messages, decisions, patterns, and beliefs that keep you stuck in a never-ending battle with your weight.

Weight Loss Counselling At Our Practice

Our weight loss counseling offers you practical solutions, tips, and skills to help you change your eating habits.

We will work together to break bad habits, establish new behavioral pathways, and update your outdated thinking.

Creating a therapeutic relationship with your counsellor will provide you with a safe and nonjudgmental environment in which to process your thoughts and feelings about food and eating.

We will use food diaries to monitor your eating and help you rebalance your eating so that you feel fuller for longer and have more energy.

Here are some of the key areas on which weight loss counseling will concentrate:

  • Ways to Break Free from the Diet Trap
  • Opportunity to be heard and understood
  • Learn how to separate your emotions from your eating.
  • Heal your broken thinking.
  • Discover new ways to soothe your emotions.
  • Discover how to break bad habits.
  • Confront negative inner self-talk.
  • Increase your self-esteem and confidence.

Benefits of weight-loss counseling

Weight loss counseling has numerous advantages. Emotional attachment and food cravings can actually hinder your weight loss efforts.
Weight loss counseling can help you plan your meals and grocery shopping ahead of time and create an ideal environment for weight loss. It can also include written weight loss goals to remind you of why you’re on this journey and to help you develop a more positive attitude toward your weight and health. Your mind, cravings, and behavior all play a role in whether or not you lose weight successfully.
At your first visit, you will be seen by one of our Nutritionists/Health Counsellors, who will create a Meal Plan and Exercise Plan tailored to your specific needs and medical conditions.

Weight loss and weight maintenance are the two phases of weight management programs. While exercise is the most important component of a weight-loss program, It is clear that dietary restriction is an important component of a weight-loss program that influences the rate of weight loss. Activity accounts for only about 15 to 30% of daily energy expenditure, whereas food accounts for 100% of energy intake. As a result, reducing energy intake may have the greatest impact on the energy balance equation.

Several recent studies suggest that high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets may be beneficial. High-protein diets have been linked to lower fasting triglycerides and free fatty acids in healthy subjects, as well as normalization of fasting insulin levels in hyperinsulinemic, normoglycemic obese subjects, in addition to sparing fat-free mass and producing greater weight and fat loss than high-CHO diets.