At a time when you have more options than ever for losing weight, exercising, and improving your diet, “Why Structure House?” is a valid question. What is unique, more effective, and more desirable about getting help from our program compared to seeking help from other programs or trying other weight loss methods?
- We are not a “fat camp” or a “boot camp”, or a “diet center”. Instead, we provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary care in a comfortable and autonomous residentially-based setting for adults struggling with healthy weight management, obesity, binge eating or other types of emotionally-based overeating, and weight-related health problems including Type 2 Diabetes. We support those wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes to support their weight and health goals.
- We are a behavioral program, which means that we teach and assist you to develop new habits and skills that can be translated back to your life at home. Some skills are directly related to managing food, exercise and weight concerns, such as planning balanced meals, developing an appropriate physical activity program, or learning effective ways of coping with stress and emotions. Some skills are related to building a lifestyle that supports your goals, such as increasing pleasant activities, managing unhelpful thought patterns, improving sleep patterns, or practicing meditation or relaxation.
- We have been providing expert and compassionate care since 1977. We have experience working with thousands of individuals who have struggled in many of the ways you or a loved one may be struggling, and we have monitored our program outcomes to understand the specific weight, health, and quality of life benefits you can expect from Structure House.
- We strive to evolve over time as the science of weight and health management has evolved. We incorporate best practices in fitness, nutrition, and psychology into our philosophy, the education you receive, and the strategies you are taught. For example, when newer, research-supported treatments for binge eating emerged, we developed our Bridge Module for binge eating as a way to incorporate these current approaches.
- Our program uses concepts, strategies, and treatment methods that have been scientifically-tested in well-conducted research studies to ensure effectiveness and safety. In the fitness and nutrition departments, we follow research-derived guidelines for safe and effective eating and movement. In our behavioral program, we integrate Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based therapies, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
- We are committed to helping you build a powerful foundation for long-term success. By providing accurate information, opportunities to practice new skills, and a holistic view that recognizes that the “inside” of a person often needs to heal in order for the “outside” to heal, our emphasis is on equipping you with tools to be successful not only at Structure House, but for many years ahead.