“Unmet health needs like food insecurity, transportation issues and unstable housing can lead to developing risks for chronic diseases,” she said. “We want to combat individuals increasing their risks of developing chronic diseases through traditional health care with preventable care.”
“We talk about emotional eating, what kinds of issues trigger us to eat when we aren’t happy, aren’t hungry and maybe past full,” Manning said.
“My advice to those suffering is to realize they have a biological illness that is not their or their family’s fault,” Laura said. “The only cure to the illness is food. Period. Even if the sufferer is not ‘underweight,’ it’s critical to stabilize eating patterns.”
“A person who goes on a very low calorie diet at 800 calories, there are a lot of hormonal shifts that try to tell your body, ‘Oh, there is something wrong here,’” she said.
“When you diet and begin losing weight in a typical diet and exercise program, the body begins defending against that,” Keller said.
“What we try to do in our office is absolutely listen. We have clients who are eating too many carbs and we go in that direction,” Manning said.
“It’s that central Texas, German-style barbecue, focusing on brisket and prime, all-natural meats,” Woodruff said.
Local programs fight to educated citizens and provide them with access to fresh food and exercise.
“If you get back to the roots of the whys and starting small and backing yourself up a little bit and slowing yourself down, we’ve found that that’s where you find the greatest success.”
One in three Oklahoma youths is either overweight or obese, Friedl said.