Study says that a new therapy that helps people lose weight that will also teach them how to accept feelings of discomfort had been proven to be effective compared to other therapy programs.
The therapy is called Acceptance-Based Behavioral Treatment (ABT) which helps people follow their exercise and diet goals. The therapy aids people
in learning skills such as accepting feelings of discomfort and handling situations such as fatigue, eating urges, and no motivation to exercise.
This treatment was discovered
to have helped people lose more weight and keep it off longer compared to standard diet and exercise programs.
ABT was said to be far more successful due to its teaching participants on how to handle food cravings and how to keep getting motivated to reach for their desired weight goals.
Thomas Wadden from the University of Pennsylvania ad Dr. Robert Berkowitz from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, wrote that the weight loss in ABT participants is among the largest ever reported in the behavioral treatment literature, in the absence of using an aggressive diet or weight loss medication.”
ABT is mainly based on a type of talk therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT has been found to boost physical levels and even improve fitness, according to studies.