Is It Better to Have Dieted and Lost?

Posted by | September 30, 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments

iStock_000030947772MediumIs it better to have dieted and lost, than never to have dieted at all? Unfortunately, research tells us the answer is no. In fact, 80-90% of dieters return to their original weight within a few years, and two-thirds regain more than they lost. This launches the cycle we often refer to as “yo-yo” dieting. The reason for these disappointing statistics is that few diets teach the permanent lifestyle changes necessary for long term weight management, and even fewer address the mental and emotional aspects. While these statistics are disheartening, there is good news as well. Research shows that people who engage in cognitive behavioral therapy as part of their weight loss treatment greatly improve their chances of maintaining weight loss over time.

As an advocate of the holistic healthcare approach, I believe that weight problems are most often a symptom of a life out of balance. Perhaps the issue is stress, an unhealthy relationship, or an emotional wound from the past that has not yet healed. Maybe negative self-talk and low self-esteem have become a self-fulfilling prophecy trapping you in a cycle of shame and emotional eating. Let me encourage you today. There is hope for a healthier and happier life. Take a moment and ask yourself “how would my life be different if I was at my ideal weight?” Would you enjoy social gatherings more, spend more time in nature with your family, or eliminate the need for blood pressure or cholesterol medications? The first step is seeing a better future ahead.

I am here to help. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a supportive, encouraging, and non-judgmental environment. We will start with a comprehensive intake where we will get to know one another. You will share with me your goals and challenges, and I will answer your questions about my therapeutic approach and treatment plan.  In order to provide comprehensive care, I network with reputable naturopaths, nutritionists, and personal trainers in the Issaquah area. This makes Dayspring a great place to begin pursuing your weight loss goals in a healthy and balanced way.

To begin taking the next steps toward a better you call my office today and schedule an appointment at 425-295-7697 or

Carla Munger, MA LMHCA

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