I’m going to spend a lot of time sharing everything I know about how to lose weight successfully and keep it off for the long-term. I practiced behavioral weight loss counseling at Drexel University in Philadelphia for several years. I've also had extensive personal experience losing weight and getting fit.
I’ve worked with hundreds of clients over the years. I’ve seen people succeed beyond their wildest dreams. I’ve also seen people fail. I want to share with you the differences I’ve noticed between these two groups because I want you to succeed too.
I’m going to teach you new ways to think about eating and exercise that will help you lose the weight you need to and keep it off for years and years to come. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you why it is so important to lose weight and stay active, but I’m going take a minute to do so because it is just that critical.
The health benefits from losing even a modest amount of your body weight, think 5-10%, are tremendous. You significantly lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. You will lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk for osteoporosis. You will experience improved body image, energy levels, and sleep quality. Potentially you could even improve your sex drive. You will go through life with a decreased risk of death from all of those issues that accompany being overweight. Not to mention, you’ll save thousands of dollars on health care as you age. I could go on and on, but I won’t. I hope everyone can see how the benefits of weight loss are worth the cost of the hard work of actually losing weight.
Throughout these posts, I will provide my readers with up-to-date information about the best strategies for losing weight. You can rest assured that these are evidence-based suggestions. This means that for every claim I make on this blog, or during my coaching, you can find a significant body of research that supports these claims.
And not just a one-off study with a small sample size, but several, if not many, years of research proving that these strategies work or that they’re the best way we know of at the moment.
The great thing about research on obesity treatment is that some of the smartest minds are working on this pressing public health issue and they’re continually publishing new research. I rely on this research, specifically that of behavioral weight loss interventions, to inform what I tell all of you. I’m not sharing tips and tricks that I picked up on my own, that may have worked for me, but not for someone else. I’m sharing strategies that have been verified by randomized controlled trials proving their efficacy.
Reading this blog is just one step on the long road of weight loss. I hope you find valuable information in these posts that you can apply to your own life.