Sara Stein MD
I am a bariatric and integrative physician psychiatrist with over 20 years experience and thousands of patients. I have also struggled with obesity since I was very young. In 2009 I wrote the award-winning "Obese From The Heart: A Fat Psychiatrist Discloses" to demonstrate a new way of understanding obesity.
Overweight and obesity are NOT the same. Overweight is a lifestyle issue; obesity is a brain disease with chronic inflammation, pain, disordered metabolic and neural pathways, serious nutritional deficiencies and food sensitivities. The treatments are NOT the same.
Any obese person knows that our current prescription of behavior modification fails to address the underlying causes of obesity, and sets the obese person up for regaining lost weight. Gimmicky diets, quick-fix machines, and too-good-to-be-true weight loss programs only work on TV, and may even be making us fatter. Long-term success addresses the brain as well as the stomach!
Obese From the Heart addresses the everyday challenges of obesity – the fruitless struggle to lose weight, the self-conscious embarrassment of first impressions, and the hopeless, hollow chorus of ‘I’ll start tomorrow…’. Starting from the inside out, Dr. Stein teaches healthy, balanced, and energetic living that anyone can practice starting now.