The clients are getting defensive, Jackie is getting defensive, and here even I am getting defensive. Makes sense, weight loss is frustrating, and can often bring out our inner cowards rather than our inner warriors. But let it be said that the key buzzwords of the session are STOP and DISTRACT (it's like drop and roll). Put the excess food down –- you have the power –- and then immediately distract. Take a walk, call a friend, exercise, masturbate -– just don't eat.
Are they doomed? Have we run out of insights for therapy? Are they just lazy, vodka drinking, injury prone spoiled children, or are they all of us? Again, place your bets. Who is going to post the greatest losses next week? I can all but guarantee you will be surprised at the answer.
Your comment to Jeana was that she was detached. That is exactly the word I have been looking for to describe me. I have often asked my husband if we were normal. Because it seems like no matter what is happening around me, I have little or no emotion. We have decided it is because we have both built up a wall, due to all of the things that have happened to us. But the word detached is how I feel. What can I do to start being "normal". What do you think is the best way to deal with this? BTW, I did join a gym 2 years ago, I have lost 30 lbs. I am still going 3-5 times a week.
It's motivating to see other people as they move through their weight loss journey. As an exercise physiologist and personal trainer I'm thrilled to see you on the show. Experience has shown, and the research shows this, that group support with accountability is a crucial factor in successful lifestyle changes.
Keep up the great work. I think it was really sound advice that you gave to Nikki - you told her to say I think it was something like 'stop it Nikki' when she was about to have or do something that was unhealthy.
I think people need this sort of simple but practical advice. Everyone knows they have to eat less - but how can they make themselves do it?
Love you - Ida
I love this comment - exercise is just a piece - it is a visible piece - so it makes for better TV. but it is just a piece. Other things include learning something new, volunteering, meditating and mindfulness practices, keeping a journal - these are real steps a person can take to take a life back. Exercise is always a great part of that - for both very real biological and psychological reasons - but just a part. Please keep watching and reading. Dr. R
am happy that the people chosen to be on the show can get whatever help they may desire and need.. but, being a Bravo and cable TV fan, Jackie's "Thintervention" title leads anyone with self-help thoughts to "Intervention" too..I know many former athletes, women in particular, who would may not not need to lose weight, but need to gain the self-confidence they once had back...and all that they know is exercise... and perhaps life circumstances made them forget what being "healthy" means...would love to see something exercise-related that wasn't just about being overweight... thank you to anyone who listens.