In the United States, over 37 percent of adults and 17 percent of children are struggling with obesity. Despite an aggressive media and medical campaign to “fight obesity”, these numbers continue to rise. The dieting industry is a multibillion-dollar business, but if the fix were this easy, why do millions of people continue to struggle?
Diets are disordered eating, and do not work! Ninety-five percent of all dieters regain their lost weight and more in 1-5 years. Dieting can be dangerous to your health. It leads to a slower metabolism, which makes it even harder for your body to lose weight. It also often leads to decreased intake of essential vitamins and minerals, decreased muscle mass, thinning hair, impaired concentration/memory loss, decreased coordination, dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, slowed heart rate, fainting, and physical weakness. Yo-yo dieting also increases risk of heart disease, and can damage a person’s metabolism for the long-term. Clearly, dieting does not improve obesity or health.
At Living Hope Eating Disorder Treatment Center, we strive to help patients struggling with obesity. We take the non-dieting approach to normalize eating behaviors that typically results in sustained weight loss, helping individuals find true health. We believe in a Health at Every Size model of treatment and work with our clients to restore their natural health and work toward body acceptance.