Friday, October 7, 2011

... Life Coaching the Fab Five Finalists of the Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition! ... (life coach, psychotherapist, psychiatrist, philippines)

In my clinical practice, I often encounter both men and women with eating disorders. The treatment of eating disorders include medical care, nutritional counseling, psychotherapy, and a supervised physical fitness program. Common eating disorders include the following:

Anorexia nervosa: characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight despite being emaciated. Anorexics frequently weigh themselves and eat very small quantities of food.

Bulimia nervosa: a pattern of binge-eating, followed by extreme and desperate behaviors aimed at losing weight. These behaviors include forced vomiting, excessive use of laxatives or diuretics, fasting, and/or excessive exercise.

Binge-eating disorder: a loss of control over eating which leads to obesity. People who binge-eat experience shame or guilt about their binge-eating, which makes them binge-eat even more.

The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition showcased obese people who, through sheer determination, overcame their binge-eating disorder to pursue a disciplined lifestyle of health and well-being.

Presented below are the “before and after” photos of the “Fab Five Finalists” of the Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition. Enjoy their pictures! Be awed by their transformation! They truly are an inspiration to behold!

Raffy Tan:

The First Ever Pinoy Biggest Loser:  Larry Martin!

Hazel Chua:

Art Mendoza:

Angela Lupangco:
and as for you folks, i'd like to share with you the same tips i gave to the fab five finalists above. when the temptation to cheat on your diet comes your way, curb your cravings simply by doing the following:

@ drink water,

@ brush your teeth with menthol toothpaste, floss, and gargle,

@ distract yourself with thoughts or activities which are non-food related, and or

@ talk with someone else.