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Iliketeaagain Wed 19-Aug-20 14:36:13

I'm absolutely fed up with my weight and planning on doing 1:1 diet to get a big chunk of weight loss.
I've done it before, and I know it works, but I put a lot back on again over the last 5 years or so.

Covid has been the Eyeopener for me - increased likelihood of dying if you are obese and I really want things to stick this time.

Has anyone used a psychologist / therapist along side diet & exercise to sustain their weight loss? There is a clinical psychologist near me who I have thought about making contact with. I wonder if I did that, it i would have a longer lasting effect.

Anyone have any advice for me?

Thanks

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Peridot1 Wed 19-Aug-20 16:46:44

I’m seeing a counsellor at the moment - well via FaceTime at the moment. I didn’t start specifically about weight issues but it was one of the things that was causing me to be depressed.

I think it’s helping. She has definitely made me see how hard I am on myself. And how bloody tired I am of dieting.

It’s not a miracle fix but I’m trying not to be hard on myself. I tend to have to think I have to follow a plan to perfection and if I don’t I feel a failure. So I’m now just sort of doing 16-8 but not stressing too much about it.

Iliketeaagain Thu 20-Aug-20 16:40:02

Thank you for sharing that. I think I will message the psychologist to find out more and see how that goes.

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CarterBeatsTheDevil Thu 20-Aug-20 17:14:49

I have had therapy for just over a year (it is ongoing) and it is the therapy that has got me to a place where I am able to lose weight. I'm not biting my nails anymore either. I have a long way to go on self-care but I needed the therapy to learn to value myself and to see losing weight as a wonderful thing to do for myself and my health, rather than a penance that I deserved for being disgusting. Not everyone who is overweight is an emotional eater but if you are I think therapy is a must.

CarterBeatsTheDevil Thu 20-Aug-20 17:15:33

I didn't go to her for weight issues, but it turns out that everything I did go to her for is connected to them...

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