Facts: one hundred million repeat dieters spend twenty billion dollars on weight loss programs (according to an ABC news report) with limited success rates. Also statistics show that insurance companies paid out over $8 billion for bariatric surgery in 2010 and that cost is now skyrocketing.
Most all diet programs have several components in common:
- They weigh each person each week
- They suggest/require daily exercise
- They encourage certain low calorie food choices or that the dieters buy the company’s own packaged diet foods
- They suggest cutting calories sometimes down to very low levels
Now in and of itself, these may or may not all be sound components for weight reduction. And they all seem to work fairly well for a certain amount of time. However there is one huge component that is never addressed or treated in all the popular weight loss programs. And that is the emotional aspect of eating, weight gain, and the feeling of deprivation that is often triggered by adhering to the diet.
Dr. Daniel Neides of the prestigious Cleveland Clinic has written an article about the Trim-Life® weight release program that utilizes hypnotherapy to address the emotional factors in weight release.
Following is that article, published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper on October 30, 2014.