Dr Kelly Donahue and Dr Robyn Pashby of The Modern Psychologists On The 5 Things You Need To Do To Achieve a Healthy Body Weight, And Keep It Permanently

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
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25 min readJul 26, 2021

Get your brain on board: Unfortunately, people working on weight loss often spend their energy focusing on their bodies and may not devote enough energy on their brains! We teach people not to overlook how important self-talk, thinking patterns, and belief systems are in the management of weight. Our mindset, inner monologue, and self-talk are crucial to achieving our best health. Why? Because our brains dictate all of our behaviors, how our bodies release stress hormones, how well we sleep and more. Each of these pieces are critical for maintaining a healthy body weight, and they all start in the brain.

So many of us have tried dieting. All too often though, many of us lose 10–20 pounds, but we end up gaining it back. Not only is yo-yo dieting unhealthy, it is also demoralizing and makes us feel like giving up. What exactly do we have to do to achieve a healthy body weight and to stick with it forever?

In this interview series called “5 Things You Need To Do To Achieve A Healthy Body Weight And Keep It Permanently” we are interviewing health and wellness professionals who can share lessons from their research and experience about how to do this.

As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Pashby and Dr. Donahue.

Dr. Pashby and Dr. Donahue are clinical health psychologists with over 25 years of combined experience working with individuals and groups on sustainable weight loss, stress management, anxiety, pain, and more. They have honed their expertise into a practical and effective integrative approach to help move clients from insight to action for real, lasting change.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive into