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HuffPost Live Discusses Lunch With Michelle

 

Yesterday, I engaged in my first “Huffpost Live” panel discussion with Marshall Reid, who had just had the highly publicized “Lunch with Michelle” Obama, Dr. Neal Barnard, President of Physicians for Responsible Medicine, and my friend and colleague, pediatrician and childhood obesity researcher Dr. Robert Pretlow. This is a new video magazine product The Huffington Post has started. Take a look.

Click here to view the HuffPost Live video segment

3 Prerequisites for Successful Weight Loss

 

Can weight loss be fun, pleasurable, natural and even easy? Yes. Many clients, patients and readers using my methods have said so. But there’s a catch. I screen my clients, and I make sure they meet the prerequisites before I’ll work with them. In my book, I make sure readers know about them.

Click here to read the whole article on The Huffington Post.

Welcome, Joyce James, LCSW!

 

Our newest therapist certified to provide The Anderson Method is Joyce James, LCSW, of Southbury, Connecticut, near Danbury.

Ms. James obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Diego State University and has been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 30 years.

In her Psychology Today listing, Joyce states:

“Life can be hard. We all hit rough patches associated with relationships, health, stress, loss, grief, depression, divorce or change. When faced with such challenges, it helps to have a professional ally to help you focus, identify your options and move forward. My 30+ years of counseling experience become your asset. Together we will customize an approach for accessing your strengths and setting goals that will shape a brighter future. I want you to be happier, resolve your issues, make the right decisions for YOU and initiate a healthy plan. Our sessions will empower you to create the life that you desire.

I assist individuals and couples to recognize their strengths and to address their issues. My clients report that they experience a reduction in anxiety and an increase in feelings of well being as they accept their struggles and see positive outcomes for themselves and their significant others.

I offer afternoon, evening and Saturday hours to accommodate a variety of schedules. I serve clients through individual, couples, family and group interventions. We work together to find out what is the best approach to help you move forward.”

Joyce V. James, LCSW
1449 Old Waterbury Road, Suite 306-D
Southbury, CT 06488
(203) 586-6149  http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/name/Joyce_V_James_LCSW_Southbury_Connecticut_121432

 Welcome to the Anderson Method Network, Joyce James, LCSW!

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!

What is Qsymia, the new Weight-Loss Drug approved by the F.D.A.?

 

The big weight loss news this week, all over the press and Internet, is the new weight loss miracle drug Qsymia! “F.D.A  Approves Qsymia, A Weight Loss Drug”, says the New York Times.

However, it’s not a new drug at all! It’s just a new name for another weight loss pill that doesn’t really work, Qnexa. Qsymia/Qnexa is a combination of two existing drugs — the stimulant phentermine, which was the surviving part of the fen-phen combination, and the epilepsy and migraine drug topiramate, also known by the brand name Topamax. If you google around, you’ll get all sorts of details about the effectiveness in trials and the dangers. The results are not impressive, but the dangers are. Still, people hope for a miracle in these pills.

There is a huge marketing war evolving in the sales of weight loss gimmicks being conducted not by the usual charlatans, but by big drug companies, hospitals and doctors. Another drug, Belviq, is also coming out. When you read the reports of any of these drugs, they are not impressive, people losing only a few pounds for a while, a bit more than with the placebo. But they are getting the F.D.A. approval, they will be prescribed by doctors, and you’ll be seeing lots of advertising to get you to ask your doctor for prescriptions. Then you’ll have to pay for a visit to get it. Everybody wins, right? Except you. The drug companies, insurance companies and prescribing doctors win. You lose, but not weight.

If you are like I was, these articles about effortless weight loss gets your attention. They lead you to believe you can solve your weight problem without doing the work to change your habits and lifestyle. But the only way to solve your weight problem is through behavior change, the province of behavioral medicine.   But behavior change is not a matter of will power. There are techniques you can learn, or as some clients call them, “tricks”.

Believe me, you can solve your weight problem. Read about my method and read the testimonials from clients and readers by clicking on the menu bar above. Behavioral medicine, like I teach, has helped me and my patients to solve our weight problem permanently, losing huge amounts of weight, sometimes over 100 pounds and keeping it off. There is hope and promise for the solution to your weight problem. But it’s not in pills, it’s in methods I, my therapists and my book teaches.