Treatment for obesity is available at The Center for Growth, Inc., in Center City, Philadelphia. If an individual is thirty plus pounds over their healthy body weight ( BMI link) then they are considered obese. Obesity is an increasingly common disease that affects between 5-10% of the population.
Obesity is often a sign of mental health problems. No one wants to be overweight. Being heavy doesn’t feel good, both physically and emotionally. One of the common solutions for ‘fixing’ obesity is to exercise more, yet people who are overweight have a harder time. Obesity gets in the way of movement. Obese people are often teased, humiliated, made to feel responsible for their situation and bad.
There are many factors that contribute to obesity: certain genetic illnesses, endocrine disorders, higher biologically determined set points, unhealthy lifestyle, emotional eating, destructive eating patterns, and poor quality of food. Frequently obesity is passed down from one generation to the next. Children learn styles of eating from their families (or from their friends, schools etc). All of these factors contribute to making it difficult for people to maintain a healthy weight.
Seeking treatment is critical. There are many associated health risks associated with obesity. Such as an increased heart rate, problems with mobilization, and diabetes. One of the major causes of increased medical problems is obesity.
Treatment of obesity includes a combination of mental health counseling and work with a nutritionist. Healthy eating is a combination of developing the right attitude, and eating the right foods in the correct proportions. Given the ease of access to junk food, the expense of eating well (time and money), the lack of energy for physical exercise and the natural emotional resistance to changing habits, recovery is hard. You do not have to do it alone. Help is available in Philadelphia.
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Many people find that when they are watching TV, they eat, and eat, and eat. People often wonder why they do that when they are trying to lose weight, and don't really want to eat; they aren't hungry but they eat anyway. There are many possible reasons that people do this, and it takes therapeutic work to identify your specific personal reasons. However, the following reasons that people compulsively eat while watching TV are not uncommon:
Mirror checking is just one of the many rituals individuals with Body Dysmorphic Disorder develop. While the intention to glance briefly in the mirror may seem harmless, it often doesn't stop there with just a few minutes in front of the mirror. Rituals like mirror checking can trigger one's disorder, and is part of the obsessive cycle. If you can identify with the appeal and dangers of mirror checking, read on for strategies on how to reduce this ritual.
This exercise is designed to help you redirect your thoughts and your focus towards what is good about your body, and allowing yourself to be fully present and aware of these feelings as well as how your body responds to the positive attention and care. The following categories are the primary building blocks to begin to improving how you feel and think about your body image.