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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Many websites offer a list of "frequently asked questions"--questions asked most commonly by users and visitors to that site. This site, like others, offers a list of these questions asked repeatedly by Dr. Schiff's patients or potential patients, along with the doctor's answers.

However, this site also offers a different variety of frequently asked questions. Patients who work with Dr. Schiff to reach their weight-loss goals often find that they must answer questions-important questions of how they feel about themselves, and how they approach their lives, their wishes, and their goals. These "frequently asked questions" are posed by Dr. Schiff himself, and serve as an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to learn how to undo, unthink, unlearn-and then redo, rethink, and relearn.

Is food the problem?
Am I losing enough weight, quickly enough?
Can I go out to dinner, to parties, on vacations?
How can I learn to think correctly?
When does this program stop?
Why is this plan different from others?
Why shouldn't I count calories?
Will medication help me lose weight?

Please share some of your patient’s success stories.

Are there any key thoughts or information that can help me to better comprehend myself and allow me to achieve my goal?

Is food the problem?
Dr. Schiff answers weight loss questions

No. Food is a crutch. Overweight and obesity is a condition and a situation. Look in the mirror and you will see the problem… Yourself. The problem is actually located between the ears. The problem is one’s “INNER BEING.” Shoulder the responsibility for your life --- don’t rationalize by attempting to shift the responsibility -- then turn to a crutch, such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs… and the most common crutch -- food.

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Am I losing enough weight, quickly enough?
Dr. Schiff answers weight loss questions

How fast is fast? How slow is slow? There are many relationships to avoid, e.g., high/low, far/near, hard/easy, etc. The scale will move when you learn to move --- mentally. The weight will take care of itself if and when you learn to take care of yourself.

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Can I go out to dinner, to parties, on vacations?
Dr. Schiff answers weight loss questions

You can go anywhere, as often as you want, so long as you make a commitment to yourself and a conscious decision to eat small amounts, eat slowly, and eat smart. Remember that you are the one in control. Think-before, during, and after-about what you are doing. Don't fall into the old habit of eating too much. Remember that too many small no-nos add up to a big no-no, and the weight will start to add up as well. Love yourself, treat yourself well, and enjoy your special occasions-without overeating.

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How can I learn to think correctly?
Dr. Schiff answers weight loss questions

Learning to think correctly is just like learning anything else---you must learn through repetition, then use and application. In my program, you have access to great materials to help you with this-don't let those materials gather dust. Make them yours, and learn to use them to help yourself.

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When does this program stop?
Dr. Schiff answers weight loss questions

Never. You must learn to change your mind and your lifestyle in order to change your thinking habits and control your weight permanently. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. It’s what you think, say, eat, do and undo each day that will help you along the path to success forever. This program is a lifestyle, a way of thinking, learning, and “BEING” that will last forever.

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Why is this plan different from others?
Dr. Schiff answers weight loss questions

My plan is unique and unparalleled-not even remotely like any other plan in the world. It provides the tools necessary to eliminate both the physical weight you carry and the emotional and mental weight that causes the physical weight. This total program includes mind, spirit, and body. No other program is so all-inclusive, so designed to treat the whole person. In my plan, you will not only be the weight you have always wanted to be-you will become the successful person you have long desired to be.

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Why shouldn't I count calories?
Dr. Schiff answers weight loss questions

Calories do count-but counting calories is a repetitious, negative, self-defeating process and a game people play with themselves. Counting calories is an aspect of dieting, not a way of thinking and eating correctly. And when you stop counting calories, the weight you have lost will all come back. My plan doesn't involve dieting-it involves learning to undo all the wrong thinking and eating habits and replace them with positive thinking and slenderizing eating habits. When you learn and program yourself to do that, you will have no need to count calories. But… calories do count .

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Will medication help me lose weight?
Dr. Schiff answers weight loss questions

A hunger suppressant is merely an aid in controlling true hunger. Meanwhile --- learn to think positively and eat correctly. Medication alone will not resolve the overweight condition or situation. 1,000 pills a day is not the solution. The ultimate answer is 1,000 correct thoughts. Food for thought is non-fattening and slenderizing.

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Please share some of your patient’s success stories.
Are there any key thoughts or information that can help me to better comprehend myself and allow me to achieve my goal?

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