The good news is that no matter what your weight loss goal is, even a modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight, is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars.
Most health plans cover mental health services to treat conditions, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or addiction to the same extent physical health concerns are covered. Often the first step is to talk with a primary care provider who can recommend a mental health professional, if needed.
Don’t hesitate to seek help for suspected depression, anxiety, or stress, self-harm, or addiction. Early intervention improves outcomes.