Tag Archives: overeating

How Dieting Makes People Obese

 

From my latest article for The Huffington Post:

“I didn’t have a weight problem until after my first diet. Then, gradually, with each diet, my weight and overeating became a bigger and bigger problem. I hear the same thing from most of my clients, women telling me about dieting when they were young girls who thought they were fat but weren’t. As teens, they really weren’t very overweight, but the dieting turned them into compulsive overeaters and they became food addicts who then……….”

 

Welcome, Dr. Tara Travia!

 

Our newest therapist certified to provide The Anderson Method is Tara Travia, Ph. D., of Reston, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D. C.

Dr. Travia obtained her Ph.D. at Kent State University and has been practicing as a Licensed Psychologist since 2003.

In her Psychology Today listing, Dr. Travia states:

“My areas of specialty are weight loss, trauma, processing sexual abuse, mindfulness/holistic healing, psychological assessment, and forensic psychology.

I work collaboratively with clients to increase their well-being, achieve goals, and better manage life’s challenges. I believe everyone has the innate capacity to manage these inevitable difficulties and experience more joy everyday. Although healing comes from within, it is sometimes elusive and my work is to help you with that process, providing direction when needed, and stepping out of the way when the work is done. I utilize a mixture of Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) techniques which have been found to have significant benefits for those seeking treatment.

I am certified to provide the Anderson Method of Weight Loss to clients. If you are currently struggling with weight issues and have a desire to change your relationship with food for lifelong health, please contact me for an in-office appointment to assess your fit with this method at no charge.”

Tara Travia, Ph.D.
1984 Isaac Newton Square West
Suite 204
Reston, VA 20190
(724) 664-9943
http://drtaratravia.com
http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/name/Tara_Travia_PhD,CSOTP_Reston_Virginia_111505

Welcome to the Anderson Method Network, Dr. Travia!

Food, Sex, Obesity and Weight Loss: What Are the Connections?

Libido — That’s sex drive, right?

Actually, no. While most doctors today think that libido means sex drive (as in decreased or increased libido), libido actually describes eating drive as well.

Click here to read the whole article on The Huffington Post

Losing Weight, Hate and Obesity Bias – The Huffington Post

 

From my latest article on The Huffington Post, about obesity bias, hate, bullying, and what to do about it:

“When she was an overweight teen, bullies relentlessly tormented Natt Smith, one of The Huffington Post’s  weight loss success stories.

“I was walking down the science hall and one of the notorious school bullies poured milk over my head and followed me around making mooing sounds, pausing only intermittently to ask why I was so fat.”

Part of me wants to cry and part of me wants to get in the car and find the guy. This infuriates me.”

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The Evil Gender Bias of Obesity and Weight Gain – The Huffington Post

 

This is from my latest article on The Huffington Post:

 The bias against overweight people is evil. I know. I was the fat kid growing up, and it got worse for years. And I’m a guy. It was worse for the girls. The unfairness and meanness is destructive and disheartening. The thin kids in school weren’t ridiculed in gym class…

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