Weight Loss

Research finds that less than 20% of those who intentionally try to lose weight are able to lose 5% of their body weight and maintain this for 5 years.  In the face of the obesity epidemic and given the results outlined above a fundamentally different approach to managing obesity is necessary.  This new approach is a  focus on the psychology of weight loss.

The research results are clear in suggesting that the focus for treatment needs to shift from a ‘willpower driven’ focus on weight loss to a psychologically sophisticated focus on long-term lifestyle change.

We provide a psychologically focused treatment with a longer-term follow-up maintenance phase to treat obesity. In particular, we focus on two problem areas: behavioral fatigue, and weight loss sabotage by self and others.

By increasing the intensity and duration of the psychological intervention during and subsequent to weight loss we significantly increase weight reduction.


Get In Touch Today!

We offer convenient online appointments to anyone across Australia and internationally. If you have an enquiry relating to sport psychology, workshops, executive coaching or anything else please contact Shayne Hanks using the form below, or alternatively, you can call Shayne on 0416 088 559 or email shayne@performanceboost.com.au.

Our online sports psychologists work convenient and flexible hours from our Perth offices (including evenings), so we will try our best to accommodate your preferred day/time. We will endeavour to respond to you within 24 hours, and look forward to helping you!