The Truth About Weight Loss Camp

From the Show: HER
Summary: Is weight loss camp all it's cracked up to be?
Air Date: 8/30/18
Duration: 28:33
Host: Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Taylor Kay Phillips, Writer & Comedian
Taylor Kay PhillipsTaylor Kay Phillips is a writer and comedian living in New York City. Her work has been featured in SELF Magazine, Greatist, McSweeney's, Reductress, and The Belladonna Comedy among others. She's currently working on a book about her time at weight loss camp.
The Truth About Weight Loss Camp
Weight loss camps are an interesting concept— being removed from daily life, eating foods that support weight loss and working off calories. The idea is that the staff are in your corner, cheerleading you along to your weight goals.

So many people have negativity surrounding their weight, making it difficult to heal. A positive attitude and emotional well-being shouldn’t be discounted in making changes. 

The focus of camp is leaving smaller. Counselors push campers to eat less and move more, keeping them on track to get the work done. Campers aren’t necessarily equipped to deal with new habits when returning to the real world. Emotional wounds that lead to counterproductive behavior aren't considered.

Listen as Taylor Kay Phillips joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to share her weight loss camp experience.


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