I will start by giving you some statistics and facts about dieting and why it’s so dangerous. After that, I will share some of my thoughts based on doing this work for so long about why we keep on dieting and who is profiting. Followed by that will be a detailed outline of what really happens to us physiologically when we diet and how this sets up a self-perpetuating cycle of defeat.
Then I’m going to give you an opportunity to delve into your own history of dieting, food obsession, weight loss, weight gain, and open your mind to some different and healthier possibilities. I chose to do this because as a therapist, I have found that true lasting change only comes about when we do our own personal work. It’s not enough to simply listen to someone else talking. We need to take those ideas and apply them to our own experience. This can only be done once we’ve dug below the surface enough to find the root causes of our problematic relationship to food and body image.
Duration: 27 minutes