Friday, May 1, 2009

Todays Oprah Show: Food for Thought

Kirstie Ally was on Oprah today stating that she has regained the weight after resigning from her post as a Jenny Craig spokesperson. I am sure it took guts to take the stage and confess to this, again it highlights how difficult it is for folks to lose weight and keep it of long term. From working as a dietitian for over 8 years, I have learned for most folks, weight is a outward symptom of how they deal with stress, often turning to food for comfort. In any weight loss program for long term success there needs to be

- a counseling component learning to cope with stress, as life will always have stressful events
- a long term goal even today Kirstie was falling into her old pitfall of trying to loss weight to get into a bikini by November and Oprah stopped her from doing it on National TV
- support, Kirstie regained the weight when she stopped being a spokesperson as they no longer came by her house to weigh her weekly, folks who keep the weight of have a great support network of friends and family to cheer them on. I would highly recommend a good dietitian and keeping those follow up appointments even when you re gain the weight, its at those times you need the support the most
- weight yourself, Kirstie didn't weight for 1 1/2 years, when your aware of it its easier to make changes along the way
- Take small baby steps and be kind to yourself, its not easy but it can be done, if you have a bad day don't worry tomorrow is a new one.

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