Obesity remains a national epidemic, with more than 136 million American adults and children deemed overweight (US. News & World Report). A nearly endless parade of fad diets has done little to change this picture. Now renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Gerard Musante, founder and director of Structure House, a residential weight loss facility in Durham, North Carolina, shares the secrets of his successful, psychology-based weight loss program. Unlike diets that focus on what or how much to eat, Dr. Musante's Structure House Weight Loss Plan helps readers understand and address the truly central issue: their all-important relationship with food.
From Getting Structured to Being Structured and Staying Structured; this proactive plan equips readers with a powerful toolbox of behavioral strategies to understand their dysfunctional eating patterns (such as habit, boredom, or stressdriven eating) while simultaneously developing personal resources and coping strategies for lasting weight loss. With specific food guidelines for daily environments (from the kitchen to the workplace to restaurants) and supportive approaches for dealing with emotions (from guilt to anxiety to stress), this book is exactly what readers need to tip the scales in their favor.