CBT Weight Loss Programme
CBT weight loss programme in Wolverhampton, West Midlands
The cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) weight loss programme is for those who want to control their eating and lose weight. You may have experienced difficulty losing weight or have lost weight in the past only to put it on again. The CBT weight loss programme will teach you how to cope with food craving, stress and strong emotions without turning to food for comfort. Most importantly you’ll discover how to change the way you think about food so that you can diet successfully.
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How the CBT weight loss programme works
The CBT weight loss programme is a psychological programme, not a food plan. It doesn’t tell you what to eat – you can choose any nutritious diet you want. That’s because any reasonable diet will work for you if you have the right mindset. The CBT weight loss programme teaches you how to get yourself to eat the way you are supposed to eat. It shows you how to talk back to the I don’t want to, I don’t have to, or I can’t voice in your head.
The CBT weight loss programme is based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the most highly researched form of talk therapy in the world. CBT is based on the concept that they way people think affects how they feel and what they do. CBT helps you to identify your sabotaging thinking and effectively respond to it, so you feel better and can behave in helpful ways.
CBT teaches people how to solve problems, and dieters can have lots of problems. For example, have you ever strayed from a diet for any of the following reasons:
- You finished all of the food on your plate but didn’t feel satisfied
- You felt upset and thought that eating would make you feel better
- You were too tempted by the sight of food when shopping
- You were too tired to cook, so you opted for fast food instead
- You were too polite to turn down desert that your friend baked
- You were at a party and felt like treating yourself
To successfully lose weight and keep it off, you need to solve these kinds of practical issues. You’ll also need to solve some psychological problems, such as:
- Feeling overwhelmed by the requirements of your diet
- Feeling deprived
- Feeling discouraged when you don’t lose weight constantly or lose as much weight as you had hoped
- Feeling stressed by other life problems
CBT helps you to solve both practical and psychological problems and learn new thinking and behavioural skills – skills you’ll be able to use for the rest of your life. You’ll not only overcome your current problems, but also learn how to use your new skills to overcome future problems.
With this comprehensive step by step
- Learn how to use CBT techniques to prepare your mind and environment for dieting
- Identify healthy diet plans
- Learn how to eat mindfully
- Remove personal temptations
- Reduce environmental triggers
- Select an exercise plan
- Set a realistic goal (i.e. weight loss or size)
- Create the time and energy to commit to the diet and exercise programme
- Identify common
self sabotagingthoughts and learn helpful responses
- Monitor and address hunger, desire and cravings
- Learn how to monitor your eating and exercise
- Control sabotaging thoughts and uncontrolled eating
- Find out how to change your definition of full
- Discover useful questioning techniques to deal with unhelpful thinking
- Recognise and challenge unhelpful thinking patterns
- Discover how to resist urges and stay in control
- Consider your alcohol intake and develop an action plan
- Learn how to prepare for travel and going out
- Overcome feelings of discouragement and deprivation
- Understand how to eliminate emotional eating
- Feel in control in the most challenging situations
- Remain motivated to maintain weight loss for life
- Fine tune your new skills
The research and evidence base
A recent study in Sweden demonstrated the effectiveness of cognitive therapy for weight loss (Stahre & Hallstrom, 2000). People enrolled in the cognitive therapy programme lost an average of 18 pounds over 10 weeks of treatment. When the study participants were evaluated a year and a half after treatment, nearly all of
Make an appointment for the CBT weight loss programme
If you would like to arrange an appointment or require further information regarding our CBT weight loss programme please telephone our Wolverhampton practice
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Initial telephone discussion
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Skype, Zoom or telephone therapy is available from our sister company, Lewis Psychology Online.