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Old Fri, Sep-25-20, 04:16
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Plan: Protein Power/Atkins
Stats: 250/181/165 Female 5 feet 6 inches
Progress: 81%
Location: Prescott, Arizona, USA

Thanks for these links, Janet.
I do think that residential treatment programs are a good idea, especially for those who are in the triple digits starting with 3
Just as resident programs for alcoholics - such as the Betty Ford Center - help to jump start a life of sobriety with education, exercise, group meetings, etc - residential programs for the morbidly obese could help many jump start a dietary program. The support offered during the withdrawal period both medical and psychological would be as beneficial as it is for alcoholics. The basic premise of accepting that "I have a problem with carbs" is similar to accepting "I have a problem with alcohol."

The other thing I like about residential programs is the medical supervision beginning with a physical and blood work. Establishing baseline health issues would direct program objectives for each person.

I wish there were more of them and that they were more widely advertised.
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