Conditions and their Treatment - Weight Concerns

Obesity

Diets and eating plans address what to eat, but not why people eat they way they do. This is partly the reason why 95% of people who go on a weight-loss diet regain more weight than they initially lost within 2 years.

Evidence-based approaches to weight concerns 'such as obesity' involve improving awareness of eating behaviours; establishing regular eating routines; reducing rigid dieting; eating in response to hunger and satiety; minimising triggers for overeating; developing alternative approaches to managing emotions; and improving body image and self-esteem.

Unlike typical weight-loss interventions, CFIH’s transformation program aims to transform clients’ relationships with food, exercise, and their bodies using the latest, evidence-based approaches in order to produce long-term, sustainable improvements in physical – and mental-health ..read more

Body image concerns in men

Rates of body dissatisfaction among males are approaching similar rates to that among females.

Due to it being far more complex than it is in women, body dissatisfaction among men is less likely to be identified. While females generally pursue thinness, men desire mesomorphic proportions; combining the drive for thinness/leanness as well as the drive for muscularity.

Increasingly more men are resorting to complex and dangerous strategies to achieve body ideals with the current rates reported to exceed those of anorexia or bulimia. Although it is not commonly recognised or identified, there is help available ..read more

Dieting and weight management

In Australia during the 2011 to 2012 period, over 2.3 million adults reported being on a diet to lose weight. Yet, the rates of overweight and obesity continue to escalate.

95% of people who lose weight on a diet, regain back more weight than they initially lost within 2 years. In fact, the research consistently reports that dieting is a stronger predictor of weight gain than it is weight loss. This suggests that diets not only fail but might perhaps be linked to the increasing weights of obesity.

At CFIH, we are passionate about helping people off the dieting merry-go-round and towards developing healthy relationships with food, exercise, and their bodies and more importantly, getting on with the more important things in life ..read more