1. Do genetics, biology or medication affect weight? Absolutely, and you can manage your weight taking these factors into consideration.
2. What if medication makes me gain weight? Some people truly have a medical reason for weight gain. If you have to take medication, or if you have a biological disorder that causes you to gain weight, the best you can do is manage it. Learn to be at peace with it.
3. How do I know if I’m overweight or obese? Find out your body mass index (BMI). BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. People with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 are considered overweight. People with a BMI of 30 or more are considered obese. Please see BMI chart here.
4. Why doesn’t my friend’s strategy work for me? Everyone has different challenges, different resources and different gifts. Consequently, people must develop different strategies to accommodate their schedules. We can help you to find out what gives you the best results.
5. What if I just really like food? Just about everybody likes the taste of food, but you have to develop the maturity to balance your intake. Control the quality and the amount of what you eat.
6. Can I like everything about myself except the fat? You can’t be completely happy with yourself unless you’re happy about everything that makes you who you are.
7. Why can’t I control my appetite? You might be out of control with your impulses, your life or your schedule. We can evaluate your behaviors, anticipate your personal challenges and restore balance.
8. Why do I keep slipping into my old habits? You can’t break habits without forming new ones and sometimes it’s easy to drift back to what you used to do.
9. How can I heal poor body image? Don’t let low self-esteem be an excuse to not live your best life. Stand up and use the gifts you have.
10. I’ve always dealt with difficulties using food. If I’ve solved my problems, why am I still fat? You’re holding on to the response that you associated with your problems. When you solve a problem in your life, you must also stop “dealing” with it in negative ways.