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Structure House is the nation’s leading weight loss center and retreat, so you may have heard of us on your favorite TV show or in your go-to magazine. From Dr. Phil to ELLE, here’s what these reliable sources have to say about us:

Dr. Phil

The obesity epidemic has reached epic proportions in the United States. Countless men, women, and children are facing serious health consequences as a result of this damaging condition. But, fortunately, the battle against this disease can be won with the right plan and support.

Obesity can be the result of a wide range of causes and is also thought to be a hereditary condition. Recently, popular television personality Dr. Phil invited three guests onto his show to talk about their struggles with obesity. Dr. Phil sent these guests to a residential weight loss program called Structure House. With the support of this comprehensive program, these individuals were able to learn healthy habits and make the lifestyle changes needed to reach a healthy weight.

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The comprehensive weight loss program offered at Structure House has been helping individuals reach their health and wellness goals for many years. But now, this program’s effectiveness has earned increased national attention as one of the very finest weight loss programs available.

A recent report on described the program as being one that leading exercise and nutrition experts consider to be the most effective for long-term success. The Structure House plan, now described in a book written by the program’s founder, Dr. Gerard Musante, was featured on this list and earned rave reviews because of its holistic approach.

The Structure House program delves into the “why” behind the cause for someone who may overeat, and addresses the relationship the person has with food. Also, the exercise component of the program was described as “outstanding!” from obesity expert Dr. Tim Church. With the help of Structure House’s residential program model, individuals learn to heal their relationship with food, enjoy exercise, make healthy choices, and learn to live a full and balanced life.

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Structure House has been helping individuals successfully lose weight for more than three decades with their residential program. But now the program’s founder, Gerard Musante, is making the plan available to everyone with a book entitled “The Structure House Weight Loss Plan.”

In the book, many of the aspects of Structure Houses’ residential programming are translated into at-home techniques for long-term weight loss success. A recent article on describes how Musante’s approach empowers the individual to take control of his or her choices and be the “captain” of his or her ship. Aside from discussions on healthy habits, the book tackles deeper issues that may have contributed to overeating and obesity and encourages the reader to reflect on the past while looking toward a brighter future.

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USA Today

The way we feel about food is so much more complex than we often realize. Comfort foods do more than simply nurture our physical bodies. They hold the power to make us portray emotions in a certain way, often calling to mind cultural traditions and family celebrations that hold considerable meaning in our lives.

Recently, leading weight loss pioneer and founder of Structure House, Gerard Musante, described the danger of overindulging in these comfort foods in an article in USA Today. Musante cites the risk of overeating as a reason for why those with serious weight concerns should steer clear of comfort foods, and he challenges the belief that one needs these foods to cope with stress or to feel happy and fulfilled.

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The Dr. Oz Show

Eating disorders can take many forms despite the persistent myth that a person must be underweight to suffer from such a condition. Binge-eating disorder (BED) involves frequent overeating in large amounts (more so than what most people would normally consume in one sitting). When a person with BED binges he or she often feels disconnected and unable to control or stop the eating. Sadly, this behavior is often accompanied by shame, especially immediately after an episode of binging.

In an article published on, Eliza Kingsford, MA, LPC, who at the time was the Director of Clinical Services at Structure House, provided some tips for helping someone suffering from BED. She says that it’s critical to encourage the person to seek professional treatment and to do so without making the person feel ashamed. Kingsford highly recommends a residential treatment program for individuals struggling with BED and describes the importance of support needed from friends and loved ones.

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The Structure House weight loss program was featured in a story in Elle magazine in which writer Daphne Merkin talks about her residential treatment experience at the North Carolina facility. Merkin describes her initial reluctance to put her faith in the program because she had attempted so many types of weight loss plans in the past. She paints an honest and enlightening picture of her first few days at Structure House, and outlines the fears and worries that she experienced.

By the end of the piece, Merkin describes the many ways in which she was able to shift her mindset about food and begin making healthier choices with the help of the program’s staff. We hear about the positive relationships she formed with other program participants and about the positive tools she gained at Structure House, which ultimately helped her reach a healthy weight.

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