Taking Behavioral Training For Weight Loss to a New Dimension – A Weight Loss Camp Approach

While much has been written in the field of weight loss in general, and specifically behavioral training for weight loss, what the majority of approaches share is the association between the thoughts, feelings and behavior. Certainly these programs have enjoyed some success for those who have ascribed to their beliefs, however, the amount of money spent on weight loss programs in this country evidences the disparity between the success of these approaches and a successful approach for the problem of weight loss. Despite the amount of research and time that has been spent on the development of these programs, we are still without a successful approach. In thinking about what a successful approach might mean, we can begin with what these programs in general, have been lacking.

While these programs do give a considerable amount of attention to managing the psychological responses associated with thoughts, feelings and behavior, what the majority of behavioral approaches for weight loss fail to focus on are the underlying reasons for the psychological state the person is in. What the person is left with is a failure to understand the reasons for the psychological condition she finds herself in. As the psychological condition that a person finds herself in is a byproduct of her underlying psychological patterns in general, without uncovering these patterns, the psychological condition will continue to appear. In order to uncover these patterns, the person will need to not only, expose them, but also identify the underlying causes for them. While psychological patterns can take on many forms, the underlying causes Biofit for them are frequently not obvious.

Therefore, in order to uncover these causes, the person will need to be observed more closely than typical behavioral training approaches allow. To do this, the person will need to be observed in many different settings, environments, and groups of people. Clearly, the only way to do this, is to utilize a weight loss camp program, that requires that the person live on sight. From this focused approach, a comprehensive understanding of the person begins to emerge. As all of the facets of the person’s personality arise in the many different settings that she is exposed to, behaviors, characteristics, and traits provide indicators of the underlying reasons for the person’s behavior. The weight loss camp approach then can offer not only behavioral training for weight loss, but also an understanding of the root causes of her behavior. In this way, the person is provided not just the understanding of the underlying reasons for her psychological responses, but also, management tools for them. There are many reasons weight loss camps may be more effective in treating the rising problem of weight loss.

To begin, let’s assume that the client has no previous experience with behavioral training. In this instance, the person may have a very limited understanding as to the value and efficacy on this approach. To be sure, most people who look for solutions to their weight loss problems have already looked, unsuccessfully, for solutions. Inherent in this search, is the ultimate hope that there is some magic cure for the predicament they find themselves in. As each new attempt promises to finally offer solution to their problem, yet fails to deliver, the hope that there is a magic solution is strengthened. As this hope is strengthened, and the litany of tried and failed attempts accumulates behind them, the sense of desperation about this situation escalates. This desperation clouds their judgment to the point that almost any approach, regardless of how safe, or unrealistic, it may seem, appears attractive to them. Certainly we have seen many approaches of this nature. The grape fruit diet, juice fast, stimulant weight loss pills, and carb-blockers, are just a few. As the person continues to search for the next new diet plan, or pill, to offer solution to their problem, she exposes herself to undue amounts of incorrect, and faulty information. This exposure only adds to the confusion that the person suffers, and makes subsequent decisions about weight loss all the more confusing.

The combination of confusion, desperation, and repeated failed attempts, results in a person who is not only reticent to try yet another promising approach to weight loss, but also, will almost certainly sabotage her own success. As she has searched unsuccessfully, and has yet to find a solution to her problem, as evidenced by the fact that she is still searching, she is likely to hold a negative view of almost any approach, and in her determination that this new approach will fail as well, will act to ensure that it will. In this situation, if she has yet to understand the underlying causes for both her feelings, and her behavior, she is likely to avoid taking responsibility for behavior, and instead act to shift the responsibility to the approach itself. Blaming the approach for her lack of success not only moves her further from success, but also does nothing to expose the underlying dynamics that are contributing to this lack of success.

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