We believe in the non diet approach to eating disorder recovery and weight loss. A diet is a plan that may tell you when, what, and how much to eat at any given time. Many times following a diet involves numbers and counting of portion sizes, food groups, or single foods. Research shows that this form of dieting has a 2 to 5% success rate in the long term. In fact, there may be a rebound weight gain after the diet is stopped. Research has shown that this “weight cycling” over time is very harmful to the body. In order to promote permanent change, emotions and behavior change may need to be considered. The non dieting, intuitive approach is used in our practice and we have found that taking smaller steps can be much more effective with meeting permanent, realistic goals.