Body Image & Weight Loss Counselling

The Body Achieves What The Mind Believes

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Successful weight management is about more than diet and exercise

People start diets and exercise plans every day in the hope of losing weight. But the psychological factors that help or hinder long-term weight management and positive body image are often overlooked.

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Your mindset is key to successful weight management

Weight loss involves change, motivation and commitment. It can mean a significant shift in lifestyle and a need to sustain that shift over time. Stress, depression and anxiety can all be factors in hindering success. Counselling can help you understand the issues that may be contributing to your weight management difficulties.

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Our eBook considers key psychological barriers to overcome for successful weight loss management

To get your free copy of our weight loss management eBook The Body Achieves What The Mind Believes, simply take the Eating Attitudes Screening Survey.

 

The Psychology of Weight Loss Management & Positive Body Image

Your Attitude & Beliefs

A positive mindset, knowing what motivates you and how to manage obstacles can help you achieve and maintain your weight loss goal.

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Motivation & Goal Setting

Motivation to lose weight is the first step in your weight loss journey. Before starting a weight loss program, ask yourself why you want to lose weight and what your ultimate goals are.

How Psychology Helps

There are core self-sabotaging psychological symptoms that can prevent or limit you achieving your weight loss goals. Psychologists have a range of tools and techniques which can target the key issues underlying your weight management difficulties.

Speak With A Weight Loss Psychologist Today

Weight loss or Weight management psychology is the process of working with individuals to identify and understand patterns and behaviours that trigger difficulties when trying to lose weight, which may include;

  • Relationship to emotional (comfort), compulsive or binge eating;
  • Relationship to occupational environment and exercise
  • Body image issues;
  • Depression, Stress and Anxiety
  • Lack of confidence

Managing body image issues or trying to lose weight is never an easy journey.

Even though some individuals get quicker results, there is a large percentage of individuals who struggle to achieve the results they desire. Some may think that losing weight is all about eating less and working out more, which is actually not true for everyone. This wrong belief or assumption can result in an individual starting their weight loss journey with the wrong strategy, which produces a negative outcome I.e. “I have failed”.

Have you been a victim of the diet cycle?

“Break the Cycle… All weight loss plans and programs work… until they don’t.”

Traditionally when a weight loss program begins – nutritional requirements and exercise regimes are researched extensively and a program is designed to suit each individual. Mindset is not normally considered and can be the missing link needed to achieve your body image & weight loss goals.

Is Mindset the missing link needed to achieve your goals?

Psychologists & Counsellors will identify & treat:

  • Comfort eating
  • Binge eating
  • Over-eating
  • Emotional eating
  • Body image issues
  • Depression, stress & anxiety
  • Relationship to food & exercise
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Obesity
  • Food restriction

“The Body Achieves What The Mind Believes”

“It might be necessary to practice a few simple psychology techniques to help replace less healthy habits. Because food choice are frequently subject to social and emotional factors, it makes sense to use these same factors when learning how to eat better”.

Counselling in Melbourne’s team of General, Clinical Psychologists and Counsellors are experts at assessing how the mind works. They can show you approaches & treatments on how to avoid behavioural triggers & responses that can sabotage your efforts to control your weight and develop healthy eating strategies.

Our Body Image and Weight Loss Partners

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