ALSA – Obesity – Psychology

obesity and mental health operate in a positive feedback loop. ALSA Pakistan’s first step of the weight loss
journey is psychological therapy.

It would be too facile to say that there is a positive correlation between obesity and mental health. Fortunately,
ALSA Pakistan integrates a comprehensive approach to deal with obesity. We accompany you not only to give a
healthy lifestyle but to maintain it. Several physiological, environmental, and social factors catalyze the obesity,
mental health cycle and provide the main root cause of the obesity cycle, such as:

Binge eating and Bulimia nervosa

Depression and anxiety

Substance abuse

Quality of life

Body image and self-esteem

Sexual, physical abuse, and
emotional neglect

Behavioral change is a
change worth making an effort for!

Therefore, to help our clients through the weight loss journey, the experts try to incorporate
the best suitable approaches such as motivational interviewing.

Obesity and mental health

Ignorance is the Dominion
of a low-quality lifestyle – Obesity

These aspects of obesity are very less understood in our society, and
most obese patients do not realize any of these triggers. There are
three levels to treat obesity.

  • Psychotherapy
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Bariatric & Laparoscopic surgery

Moreover, jumping on to pharmacotherapy and bariatric surgeries
without the root cause of obesity results in relapse and more
complications. Hence why ALSA Pakistan deals both with obesity
and mental health at different levels. To ensure the promising results
of the treatment, our professionals ensure to diagnose the principal
cause of obesity.

Socratic Methods

Not only we counsel, motivate, and advise our patients for behavior changes rather; we inculcate a sense of self-evaluation. For this purpose,
ALSA Pakistan psychotherapy incorporates the Socratic method, which is a cooperative argumentative dialogue. Hence, we ensure to encourage the patient for self-appraisal.

Obesity and mental health

need to be addressed side by side. At ALSA Pakistan, we have experienced and well-known psychotherapists on board who cope with the disease on psychological grounds at different levels according to the patient.

Pre-contemplation

At the first stage, the patients are not aware of the main root cause of their obesity, and they are never prepared for behavioral change.
Therefore, analyzing the mindset and body condition, our professionals convince them for certain achanges via reasoning and
proper advice. After all, motivational interviewing is a tried and tested approach to motivate certain weight loss practices.

Contemplation

Attributing to the strong correlation between obesity and mental health, it is vital to accept the condition. Once the person acknowledges the need to change, there comes the contemplation stage. Despite getting the facts about their disease, patients are often reluctant to take action. That’s where ALSA Pakistan proficient team counsels them for small steps towards weight loss. Success in achieving these small goals motivates the person to work more towards the ultimate goals of behavioral changes for successful weight loss.
Hence, ALSA Pakistan fulfills its promise of full recovery from obesity and mental health disorders. Once the patient agrees to make certain behavioral changes, there are five main principles.

Obesity and mental health

1. Express empathy through reflective listening
2. Develop discrepancy between clients’ goals or values and their current behavior.
3. Avoid argument and confrontation.
4. Try to adapt to client resistance rather than opposing it directly.
5. Support self-efficacy and optimism.

Only maintaining a healthy lifestyle can release you from the fears and constraints that obesity and mental health bring about. Even after surgeries, obesity relapse may occur if Irregular diet routine, psychological disorders, and other factors are not addressed properly.We, ALSA Pakistan, are here just to escort you through your journey towards a happy, healthy life again! Le voila!