Programs for weight management are developed by undergoing an in-depth nutrition assessment and history. We believe that the history can determine how the initial weight gain began. Common causes of weight gain are often chronic dieting, emotional eating or chaotic eating. Once the cause is determined, a new lifestyle plan can be developed in order to promote a permanent weight loss. Dieting and diet mentality is usually counterproductive, since it promnotes feelings of deprivation which eventually result in rebound eating. Private or group therapy using non-diet methods is available.