Extreme Weight Loss: Successful transformation requires digging deep to discover your personal “why”

Contact: Marcia Neville, Media Relations
University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
(303) 656-8362, marcia.neville@ucdenver.edu

“Extreme Weight Loss” video blog from the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center: Successful transformation requires digging deep to discover your personal “why”

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 12, 2015) – On the latest edition of “Extreme Weight Loss”, John was forced to complete his weight loss transformation on his own after being asked to leave the show. Like many weight loss seekers, John started out on his journey without digging deep enough to discover his internal motivation.

In her weekly video blog, the TV show’s medical director Holly Wyatt, MD, says she often sees the same lack of motivation and personal commitment in her clients at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

Every episode of the hit ABC series “Extreme Weight Loss” Season 5 begins at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center where Wyatt is associate director. She is affectionately known as “Dr. Holly” to the show’s cast members and her patients.

Dr. Holly’s weekly video blogs offer fans her insight about that week’s show plus advice on how to begin, or continue, their own weight loss transformation journeys.

This week, Dr. Holly declares right at the start that she “loves” this episode because it gets to the heart of what really matters in a weight loss transformation. She says that anyone who isn’t able to peel back the layers and discover the real reason they want to lose weight will find it nearly impossible to be successful.

“I can have clients who have access to all the best resources at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and I can text them every day and work on their mindset,” said Wyatt, “but, if they don’t dig deep to find that internal private ‘why’, the transformation process just won’t work. No one can do it for you. You have to figure it out and find what motivates you through your own personal discovery process.”

 

Watch Dr. Holly as she encourages us to get personal and dig deep to find our own private reason for transforming.

 

Dr. Holly’s advice:

  • Peel back the layers of your “onion” to discover your real reason for transforming.
  • Be willing to dig deep and expect that the process may be emotional.
  • The “why” you uncover will keep you motivated long term.
  • Devote this week to self-discovery. Think about how you want to feel, live and be after your successful transformation.
  • Once you’ve discovered that personal, internal motivation write it down and share it with me on my Facebook page. Our online community is ready to support you in your weight loss transformation journey.

 

Dr. Holly’s participation in the TV show inspired her to create the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s first destination weight loss program. The weeklong Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp is designed to provide participants with the tools they need to complete their own successful weight loss transformations— without the TV cameras! Limited space is available in upcoming boot camps and weight loss seekers are encouraged to learn more and register now.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center offers some of the country’s most advanced research and science-based expertise, focusing on a comprehensive weight loss and weight management approach, including fitness, nutrition and wellness services. Follow AnschutzWell on Facebook and Twitter.

“Extreme Weight Loss” is produced by 3 Ball Entertainment. JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Matt Assmus and Brant Pinvidic are the executive producers.

 

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About the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is an innovative, state-of-the art research, education and patient care facility located on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The Center’s mission is to transform the lives of individuals and communities through science-based wellness strategies. Our research is translated into customized programs and offerings, delivered through our Wellness Clinic and Fitness Center. We provide programs, in partnership with schools, worksites and community organizations throughout Colorado. Our vision is a world where wellness is the norm.

About the University of Colorado School of Medicine
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