The secret to success is not to follow a diet; but rather it is learning to change habits and make some lifestyle changes.
Most patients want a structured plan when they come in to meet with us and that is what we give them. They usually walk out with something tangible to follow. They then begin the process of turning our plan into their own.
Over the next few weeks our Registered Dietitians will add to the diet what each patient needs. They will learn how much to have, how often to eat, and how to prepare the food/ order it. We work the diet around your lifestyle and your desires.
We can't forget the importance of the psychological habits that also affect the desire to eat. We combine the underlying behaviors and nutrition to aid in weight loss. This process ensures long term results. You will be placed with one of our Nutritionists, behavioral Registered Dietitians and/or a Psychotherapist. Whichever team member you are placed with, Staci commits to overseeing and supervising your team meeting.
Weight reduction is currently a big business. It seems like people are constantly jumping from one diet to the next. Is there really such a thing as a diet that works? Most people who come to see us know how to diet. They come into the office and could actually teach us how to diet, but in general, diets do not work because their effect is short lived. The eighteen pound loss will ultimately return because the underlying behaviors (habits) surrounding their food are not being addressed. Once people become aware of their behaviors, such as nibbling while chatting on the phone, eating when under stress or out of loneliness, change becomes inevitable. Altering underlying behaviors along with healthy eating and routine exercise will bring about more permanent weight reduction.
Do you use a high protein- low carbohydrate diet at Staci Leavitt Mind and Body?
Most people that go on a no carb diet succeed at weight reduction. However, most of them do regain their weight plus more. While we listen to each individual"s concern about carbohydrate intake, it is our ultimate goal to incorporate carbs into your daily food intake. We find that patients that eliminate a food group for a long time period will eventually "cheat" and then go out of control. This is not all about the patient's lack of willpower, but rather a physiological response to wanting more carbohydrates once you have had some. We work with you as an individual to learn about your needs, desires and lifestyle and we then change the diet accordingly. Remember, we never forget that it is often not about hunger, but rather habit or stressful eating that make us lose control.