Dr. Sadaqat Ali talks about obesity


In this video Dr Sadaqat Ali speaks about obesity. There is another video on the same topic titled as obesity and weight loss. Dr Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan 

Dr Sadaqat Ali describes the role of counselors in weight reduction. In addition, he suggests that obesity falls next to heroin use. Therefore, heroin addiction and food addiction are next to one another. Obesity is a disorder of thought. It is considered to be a brain and psychological disorder which involves the role of our emotions. We may experience weak moments in which we may tend to eat more than usual. Usually out of twenty four hours, there are specific four to five hours in which obese people tend to eat more. Refined foods have become very common and their availability has become easier. Two people out of three are victim to obesity. Women may tend to gain more weight than men. In our culture, food is commonly seen as means to entertain people. It all depends on one’s motivation. There are numerous ways of achieving it. A causal attitude does not work. Food journaling may help. Obesity may lead to problems such as diabetes, increased blood pressure, etc. Relying on just your will power may not work since will power keeps on fluctuating. The use of skill power should be put to practice. Taking breaks between meal times may help. One can also download various weight reduction applications on their cell phone.

Dr. Sadaqat Ali , a graduate from Dow Medical College, Karachi is a renowned professional in the field of addiction psychiatry. He has a background of getting trained at “HAZELDEN” and “Vital Smarts”, USA. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is the Project Director of Willing Ways Pakistan, and Sadaqat Clinic (pvt.) Limited. He is a sought after speaker who promotes new scientific solutions for persistent and profound problems. Dr. Sadaqat’s name was included in the international Who’s Who directory of professionals which was the first ever distinction of any Pakistani doctor. The print and electronic media have interviewed him extensively. He appears frequently on national TV channels expressing his views on drug addiction, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, suicide prevention and home runaways. He loves to train people on how to intervene if a family member indulges in self-destructive behaviors. He is running a number of national facilities. Willing ways for outdoor and Sadaqat Clinic for indoor treatment of addiction and alcoholism.

Willing Ways Pakistan is an accredited center of excellence in the field of drug treatment and counseling. We have a history, while we started our operations in 1979 when Pakistan was suddenly hard hit by heroin epidemic. We bravely took the responsibility of making public aware that addiction is very much treatable at any stage and today we stand proud being the trusted leaders in the field of addiction treatment. We have our clientele not only in Pakistan but across the borders as well including UK, USA, Middle East and Europe.

At Willing Ways Pakistan the clients are treated scientifically – the secret of our long lasting standing in the field of addiction and counseling. We keep our team and our program up to date with the latest advancements while helping our clients through extensive, specialized and client centered treatment program. These programs are not only patient focused but an extensive work is done with family through what we call counseling for change. The major purpose of this program is to bring peace and serenity in the lives of those who have been suffering in silence, because of a family member’s addictive behavior. We equip families with a set of vital behaviors to produce results.

The programs are uniquely tailored to meet the needs of the patient which eventually help them reach their ultimate goal of a serene life. Our organization comprises of a highly competent team that holds striking credentials and is not only well trained but also carries extensive know – how. We are a unique team of clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, Addiction counselors and Medical specialists involved in research and education, and who collaborate with each other within the institute to ensure our clients receive the best possible care.

We are leading the battle to conquer the disease in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches. Our mission is to prevent, treat and manage addiction for a world free of this illness and its complications.