Weight Loss For Mental HealthPosted: July 18, 2021 in Lifestyle by Craig Primack MD FACP
There are many reasons to do a weight loss program. People choose to lose weight for obvious medical reasons but mental health is equally as important.
Mental improvement is an often overlooked aspect of weight loss. Losing weight can boost self-esteem, self-confidence, and body image which has an overall positive effect.
Unfortunate events can be a reason why someone may want to want to lose weight. For example, needing a seat belt extender on an airplane or not being able to fit into a theater seat. Being bullied is also an unfortunate but common reason. Many children, as well as adult patients, report being subject to bullying as a result of their weight.
Obesity Medicine Specialists
Obesity medicine specialists have experience with the mental aspect of treating overweight patients. They understand the environmental, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity as well as genetic and biological factors. Many obesity specialists have experienced the mental consequences of obesity in their own lives. It is a sensitive subject, but these doctors are passionate about making a difference. They counsel patients on a daily basis.
Every overweight person should be encouraged to seek a reputable weight loss physician or medical weight loss program if weight loss is desired. Losing weight can help you to be healthier both physically and mentally.
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