Why Do I Overeat?

February 26, 2016

Monday’s Pounds Off Pulaski program: “Why Do I Overeat?”

This week’s Pounds Off Pulaski meeting will feature a presentation by Perry Brown, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist. 

"Why Do I Overeat?" This is a question that people may ask themselves over and over again.  Dr. Brown will help us to answer this important question by explaining the psychology of overeating – why we do what we do and what we can do to start making healthier choices. 

The program will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 29, in the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital Conference Center on the basement level of the East Tower.  Weigh-ins, will begin at 5:00.

An experienced Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Brown earned his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.  He has been in practice for more than 37 years, and for the past twelve years, has been working with various bariatric programs throughout Kentucky. In this capacity, he has performed more than 8000 psychological evaluations of candidates for bariatric surgery, which has given him keen insight into the problems associated with overeating.

At the POP meeting, Dr. Brown will focus on various factors that may contribute to overeating,  including: upbringing, need for emotional comfort, culture and media, drive for pleasure and stimulation, as a form of rebellion, as a means of control, as a way of achieving safety and protection, and as a way of filling a void in our lives.

“We have passed the halfway point of our challenge,” said Susan Ramsey Wilson, director of marketing and community relations at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.  “We are so proud of our POP participants and how much progress they have made toward living a healthier lifestyle.  It’s exciting to see such great results!” 

Pounds Off Pulaski is a 12-week county-wide weight loss challenge sponsored by Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.  During the 12-week POP challenge, weekly meetings are held to provide support, information, and helpful tools to help participants keep on track so they can reach their personal goals. 

For more information, visit the POP blog at www.PoundsOffPulaski.blogspot.com .