The causal relationship between obesity and self-image is so defined that one canâ€™t exist without the other. A new weight loss study published July 18 suggests that women with an active support system or have undergone therapy sessions tend to lose the extra pounds compared to those who donâ€™t.
Online PR News – 30-July-2011 – – The causal relationship between obesity and self-image is so defined that one canâ€™t exist without the other. A new weight loss study published July 18 suggests that women with an active support system or have undergone therapy sessions tend to lose the extra pounds compared to those who donâ€™t.
Ellen Wright, website manager of Weight-Loss-Center, says obesity destroys not just the body, but self-esteem as well and the more the person gains weight, the more vulnerable she becomes. That, in turn, feeds her craving to find an outlet to express her weight loss frustrations.
â€śWithout knowing better, she turns to the only thing she knowsâ€”food, perpetuating the vicious cycle of weight and self-esteem issues,â€ť she says.
The study was initiated by Bangor University in Wales, UK and Technical University of Lisbon in Portugal after a yearâ€™s worth of experiment with volunteer women. Those who underwent counseling along with encouragement from support groups have higher weight loss success compared to those who are left to fend for themselves.
All the respondents received the same weight loss information on lifestyle changes, nutrition, diet plans and stress management. The other group, however, also participated in weekly support group sessions on self-image and emotional eating.
The results, Ms. Wright says, reveal that those participating in support groups are achieve more weight loss success that those who donâ€™t.
This is the reason why Weight-Loss-Centerâ€™s weight loss forum was created, to offer the same support system for somebody struggling to lose those unwanted pounds. What differentiates it from other run-of-the-mill weight loss sites is it is managed by the readers themselves.
That means, she explains, the dieters choose the topic to be discussed and the other posters offer their opinion and advice. The advices and recommendations are culled from real experiences and not just from some expert who is only peddling a diet product anyway.
Ms Wright explains: â€śThe weight loss forum has become more than a platform where weight watchers can share their experiences, recipes or diet programs. It has since grew into a community where struggling dieters needing a pick-me-up or a pat on the back can go to.â€ť
The weight loss forum also includes motivational ideas and tips, along with inspirational quotes, that can help a dieter during the tough times. â€śWe personally know about the challenges of weight loss and hope to help you discover how to reach your health weight loss goals,â€ť she says.
Ms. Wright says the first step is for the dieter to brush up on all information he or she can find on weight loss, choose a program you think you can realistically achieve on a certain time frame, and ask for advice from others who may have adopted the same diet program for an educated assessment of the pros and cons.
â€śEducate yourself not just about fad diet programs, or calorie counting, or exercise routines, but about your health in general and how to live a healthier lifestyle for the rest of your life. Successful weight loss requires life-long weight management and commitment beyond cutting calories and we can help you do it now,â€ť she adds.