the advice she gives her clients and others attempting to change their lives. “Don’t give up. If I had given up, I would not be where I am today,” says Dr. Carr.
Healthy Diet Tips
When asked in a BDO interview to share some simple tips on changing a person’s relationship with food, Dr. Carr shared a few simple, but essential tips, including:
- Drink ten 8-ounce glasses of water per day
- Don’t overdo it, but avoid completely depriving yourself of all foods you love
- Keep a journal and write a daily journal entry
Dr. Carr’s tips for BDO readers include advice on healthy eating, which she says to keep in mind, “everything in moderation. It’s essential to avoid depriving oneself from ever having certain foods.”
Journaling is yet another principal Dr. Carr suggests for those working on improving their relationship with food. “I tell clients to write what they are grateful for and what they ate each day, as well as how they felt before they began eating. This helps pinpoint what’s going on and lends itself to identifying underlying causes of unhealthy eating, such as when a person is a stress eater. Stress related eating often involves strong cravings for comfort foods.”
Helping Clients Overcome Obesity
In the United States, obesity is considered a national endemic. Obesity can have an adverse impact on everything from chronic health conditions, emotional wellbeing, self-esteem, proper sleep patterns (sleep apnea), energy levels and can lower a person’s overall quality of life. Obesity is on the rise in the U.S. and some groups are more prone to the condition than others. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), In the U.S. obesity rates increased from 30.5% to 42.4% from 1999 to 2018, and the group with the highest prevalence is Non-Hispanic Black adults.
The CDC reports that obesity-related health conditions, including cardiovascular (heart, arteries and veins) disease, such as heart attack and stroke, diabetes, and some types of cancer, represent the highest rate of preventable diseases in the U.S. Hormonal related problems, such as prediabetes have a direct impact on weight gain and obesity rates, and this is one area in which Dr. Carr’s private practice has helped many women.
By helping her clients create a plan that will help them change their relationship with food, Dr. Carr helps women with obesity to lower their risk of chronic health conditions. When women implement the essential action steps to balance the body’s nutritional needs, their body has the astonishing ability to heal itself. Dr. Carr’s clients often experience dramatic changes in their physical and emotional wellbeing, reaching a state of increased energy and a new sense of freedom. Observing these positive changes is what Dr. Carr describes as “the greatest reward I could ever imagine!”
Having helped women improve their diet and lifestyle and manage their hormone levels, Dr. Carr embarked on a new entrepreneurial journey that eventually led to the founding of Good Girl Chocolate. She realized there were not enough healthy and tasty snack options for rewarding the hard work and diligence necessary to achieve a weight loss goal, so she stepped in to create an award-winning, delicious, healthy chocolate. She’s even created a special offer for BDO readers who want to try her delicious, plant-based, healthy chocolate by entering the code “BDO,” to receive 10% off any Good Girl Chocolate order. What more could we ask for?
A Word from Black Doctor
Despite her focus on her exciting new business venture, Dr. Carr still sees clients in the early morning at her private practice. You can visit her website to learn more about how to book a consultation with her, from anywhere in the country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Adult Obesity Facts.