Spokane Medical Research

Changing Body Image

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Automatic negative self-talk about one’s weight and shape (e.g., “I look like I have a tire around my belly”) is often maladaptive, unhelpful, cruel, and exaggerated. When asked if they would make these comments to a friend, most people would say definitely not. To change our body image we have to be aware of the way we talk to ourselves. Because these thoughts are automatic and often dwell outside our awareness, breaking these thought patterns takes practice.

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Some Missing Ingredients of Obesity Treatment

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According to the most recent data released by the National Institutes of Health, more than 61 percent of the American adult population is now overweight. This is an alarming figure of epic proportion. It is even more staggering when one considers the countless weight-loss products that promise quick, magical, and miracle results. These false promises may be part of the problem because when in comes to weight management, there simply are no quick and easy fixes.

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