Behavioral Modification for Weight Loss
How do you feel about food?
How do you feel about yourself?
Why did you become overweight?
Answering these questions is not easy, especially for people who have struggled
with their weight for many years.
At St. Joseph Health Medical Group we understand that
losing weight is not just a matter of eating less and moving more. It is about how you
think, feel, and act when dealing with food. Unless you can gain control
of your food-related behaviors, you will find it almost impossible to
gain control of your weight.
What is Behavior Modification?
Behavior modification is sometimes also called behavior therapy or lifestyle
education. It is simply learning and practicing techniques to help you
understand and gain control of problem areas in your life that affect
your weight. Our behaviorists are experts in guiding you to develop strategies
and habits that will result in a lifetime of health.
What is Involved in Behavior Modification?
Behavioral therapy at St. Joseph Health Medical Group includes:
Keeping daily records of food intake and exercise is the first step toward
understanding the issues you are facing with weight control.
Identifying, understanding and creating strategies for solving food and
Developing methods for dealing with common setbacks so that you can recover quickly.
Stimulus Control: Identifying and avoiding the events or situations that
Controlling your response to external situations that interfere with your
ability to maintain positive behaviors.
Identifying and developing supportive environments and people that assist
you in your weight loss goals.
Thinking in a way that will help you reach your weight loss and health goals.
*Individual results may vary