Skip to content

Study: Does Self-Compassion Help With Weight Loss?

In a new study by Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, the Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Sciences (WELL Center) at the school’s College of Arts and Sciences reviewed whether self-compassion, or treating oneself with kindness, helps with weight loss. Learn about this study as part of your weight loss education with Phentermine 37.5mg.

More Control With Over-Eating

The study, which was published in the journal Appetite, found that individuals who practiced self-compassion were less likely to over-eat. 

“Many people worry that self-compassion will cause complacency and lead them to settle for inadequacy, but this study is a great example of how self-compassion can help people be more successful in meeting their goals,” said Charlotte Hagerman, PhD, an assistant research professor in the College and lead author. “The road to achieving difficult goals — especially weight loss — is paved with setbacks. Practicing self-compassion helps people cope with self-defeating thoughts and feelings in response to setbacks, so that they are less debilitated by them. In turn, they can more quickly resume pursuing their goals.” 

A Weight Loss Key

Some 140 people participated in the study, which found that self-care and compassion was an essential weight loss key compared to self-criticism. 

“In reality, we live in a food environment that has set everyone up to fail. Practicing self-compassion rather than self-criticism is a key strategy for fostering resilience during the difficult process of weight loss,” said Hagerman. “The next time you feel the urge to criticize yourself for your eating behavior, instead try speaking to yourself with the kindness that you would speak to a friend or loved one.” 

“It can be easy for the message of self-compassion to get muddied, such that people practice total self-forgiveness and dismiss the goals they set for themselves,” Hagerman added. “But we’ve shown that self-compassion and accountability can work together.” For more about fast weight loss with Phentermine pills, please contact today.

Attention DrToHelp Patients

We want to thank you for your trust and business with, over the last 10 years! However, due to State and Federal laws, we no longer will be able to ship actual pills to you starting December 1, 2023. From this date on, we will only be able to send an electronic prescription to your pharmacy of choice, for you to go directly to your pharmacy to pick up your Phentermine pills there at your own pharmacy. 

We also will not be taking any NEW patients in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Nebraska for the next 1-3 months.