If you’ve struggled with your weight, you understand firsthand that every aspect of your life can be negatively impacted by extra pounds. Most people know that being overweight creates a host physical health complications, such as:
- Increased risk of many cancers
- Sleep Apnea
- Heart Disease
- Fatty Liver Disease
However, many people aren’t aware that being overweight also has a substantial impact on a person’s emotional well-being. Depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, strained relationships, and social isolation are all common among people who are struggling with their weight. In fact, in a recent study at Yale University, obese children rated their quality of life as low as that of adolescent cancer patients.
We live in a world that’s hooked on getting an adrenaline fix. That’s why shows like The Biggest Loser are so popular. It’s impressive to see huge amounts of weight loss in such a short period of time, and the show is great at documenting the dramatic before and after shots as the people go through the process of weighing in each week.
However, what programs such as The Biggest Loser don’t address are the underlying thoughts and beliefs that cause weight gain, and the emotional damage done by years of living as an overweight person. The reality is that, in order to sustain long-term weight loss, you need a comprehensive weight loss program that teaches the physical and emotional skills necessary for weight loss.
Physical and Emotional Health at Structure House
Unlike most weight loss programs, Structure House is a truly comprehensive program, with a clinical therapeutic focus that is essential to participants’ long-term success. Our behavioral, nutrition, and fitness classes support each other and give you a solid foundation to continue your weight loss success at home in a safe and effective manner. Our staff therapists teach you how to analyze and understand the reasons why food plays such an important role in your life. They give you techniques you can substitute instead of food for these triggers, which we call antecedents, so that you’re prepared to deal with them when real life hits.
At Structure House, weight management is reality, not a reality show. You CAN be a super loser, but you don’t have to be the biggest loser in order to succeed at shedding those unwanted pounds. Our well-rounded program will help you discover the root causes of your own personal story with extra weight, and give you the tools you need to break through that barrier with proper coaching, nutrition counseling, and an exercise plan that fits into your lifestyle.