Behavioral hospital encourages Americans to turn resolution focus from dieting
Denver, CO (December 28, 2009) –
More than half of dieters end up heavier than before, yet dieting remains one of America’s most popular New Year’s resolutions. Eating Recovery Center (www.eatingrecoverycenter.com), a licensed and Joint Commission accredited behavioral hospital providing comprehensive treatment and sustainable recovery for eating disorders, encourages Americans to instead make resolutions focused on healthy lifestyle changes.
“While 95 percent of diets fail, lifestyle changes have a significantly higher success rate,” explains Dr. Kenneth L. Weiner, MD, CEDS, co-founder and medical director of Eating Recovery Center. “Instead of resolving to diet in 2010, focus on living a balanced lifestyle complete with moderate exercise and well-balanced meals.”
In 2010, Eating Recovery Center encourages considering one or more of these lifestyle changes as a healthy, empowering alternative to dieting:
- Set goals that are “body movement” based. Join a yoga class for relaxation, a dance class for fun or an aerobics class because it makes you feel good.
- Remove “good food, bad food” talk from your vocabulary. Remember it’s all about moderation.
- Surround yourself with people who have healthy relationships with their bodies, food and weight.
- Stop comparing yourself to others. Being unique is what makes our world a wonderful place!
- Resolve to help others feel better about themselves as well. Offer a friend or family member a heartfelt non body focused compliment every day.
“Diets don’t work. They can also be dangerous,” explains Weiner. “For an individual genetically predisposed to an eating disorder, a New Year’s resolution diet can spiral into disordered eating.”
For more information about body image and eating disorders, please visit www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com.
About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center, situated at the foot of the Rockies in beautiful downtown Denver, Colorado, provides individuals 17 and older sustainable recovery from eating disorders in a warm, nurturing environment. Our comprehensive program offers patients from across the country a continuum of care that includes inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient services in a licensed and Joint Commission accredited behavioral hospital setting. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change. For more information, please call 877-218-1344, e-mail info@EatingRecoveryCenter.com or chat with us confidentially at www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com.