CBT can be more effective than diet and exercise regimes on their own because it addresses the underlying core issues which fuel the gain/loss cycles. By treating the underlying causes of these patterns, clients are less prone to relapse.
Core issues may be related to self-esteem, social anxiety, faulty strategies for coping with stress and self-image problems.
CBT for Weight Loss
CBT focuses on changing how you think about yourself, how you act, and circumstances that surround how you act. Strategies such as goal setting, self-monitoring, feedback and reinforcement, belief change and incentives are used to give you back control.
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