Mental attitude 'has significant effect on weight loss'

10 January 2012

Mental attitude can help or hinder weight loss pre or post surgery, according to one dieting expert.

Ursula James, author and visiting teaching fellow at Oxford University Medical School, suggested that the way a person thinks has a profound effect on how much weight they could lose.

"So if you've got the right mindset, losing weight and maintaining the weight loss becomes a constant," she said.

The expert added that a time scale in which to lose weight is the most effective way to go about a dieting plan as this gives a person something to work towards and keeps their priorities straight.

"If you haven't got your mindset right - forget everything else," Ms James, who wrote the books Clinical Hypnosis Textbook and You Can Think Yourself Thin, added.

Dr Cory Holly, a nutritionist and founder of the Cory Holly Institute, recently commented that diet plans should be about the need to lose weight for scientific health reasons and should not be based on whimsical resolutions.

Posted by Philip Briggs

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