Dr. Candice Seti, Psy.D. is a San Diego specialist in helping patients succeed in implementing sustainable weight loss programs. Dr. Seti disagrees with the common belief that restrictive diets, pills, counting calories, or a combination of these is the only way to lose weight and keep it off.
Dr. Seti says “That type of program will not insure long-term results. People need to make attainable and sustainable lifestyle changes for success. Effective lifestyle changes as related to weight loss are all about a person’s relationship with food. That is why up-front honesty about the factors contributing to your serious interest in losing weight is so important.”
A weight loss campaign is doomed to failure if the patient is not completely honest with their therapist and with themselves. The patient must start their weight loss plan with complete honesty about their eating behaviors, their motivation, their ultimate goals and any obstacles they have encountered while trying to lose weight in the past.
Two-thirds of America’s adult population is obese. These figures are based on using the Body Mass Index (BMI) which is an indicator of excess body fat based on height and weight. BMI over 25 is considered overweight and a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. You can check your BMI easily by visiting any one of the various web sites found by a Google Search for BMI Index.
“Never Dieting Again” is a place in life that can be reached by using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) which is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence what they do. It is generally short-term and focused on helping clients deal with a very specific problem such as weight loss.
Other types of weight-loss programs focus on caloric reduction or diet pills. There is also bariatric surgery which is at the extreme end of the spectrum. Most of these approaches will work short-term but Dr. Seti maintains “Cognitive changes in lifestyle must be implemented in all of them if the results are to be long-term.” She emphasizes Cognitive Therapy for Weight Loss and Weight Management to allow individuals to escape or avoid obesity and the associated health and wellness risks.
Dr. Candice Seti, Psy.D. can be reached through her office at 350 10th Street #1023, San Diego, CA 92101, phone 619-345-4355 or her website http://www.meonlybetter.com You can find more on Dr. Seti by visiting http://www.Medical.SanDiegoProfessionalJournal.com