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Weight Loss Newport Beach: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - More Than A Diet Or DIY Weight Loss Program

Weight Loss Counseling, Eating Disorder Therapy, and Insomnia Treatment!

Me Only Better provides psychological and wellness services to help you be the best person you can be! These services are provided by Eating & Behavioral Change Expert, Dr. Candice Seti, Psy.D. They include weight loss and weight management counseling, insomnia treatment, personal training, and therapy for issues such as anxiety, eating disorders, self-esteem concerns, and relationship issues. We provide individualized treatment customized to your needs and desires. We offer a free initial consultation to get to know you and determine the best course of action for you.

Or, if you prefer to work on your own in our space and at your own pace, you can try one of our DIY programs- they are all customizable to meet your specific needs! We are here to help you live your live more fully and be the best you can be…..Me, Only Better

Me Only Better Newport Beach

Losing and keeping weight off successfully isn’t an easy task of willpower. Skill-power is required. Our Healthy Weight Management Program at Me Only Better Newport Beach has helped lots of people lose weight and lay it off by assisting them learn the skills they need to succeed for life. We have a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians and behavioral health educators ready to help you achieve your goals.

Weight Loss Counseling, Eating Disorder Therapy, and Insomnia Treatment!

Me Only Better offers psychological and wellness services aimed at assisting individuals in achieving their highest potential. These services are provided by Dr. Candice Seti, Psy.D., an expert in Eating & Behavioral Change. Our range of services encompasses counseling for weight loss and weight management, treatment for insomnia, personal training, and therapy addressing concerns such as anxiety, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, and relationship challenges. Each treatment plan is tailored to your unique requirements and preferences. We provide an initial consultation free of charge to acquaint ourselves with you and determine the most suitable path forward.
Alternatively, if you prefer a self-directed approach within our environment and at your own pace, you can explore our DIY programs. These programs are entirely adaptable to meet your specific needs. Our mission is to assist you in living a more fulfilling life and becoming the best version of yourself — Me, Only Better.

Weight Loss Therapy and Weight Management Programs

Our Weight Loss and Weight Management Therapy provides a safe and lasting approach to shedding excess weight and maintaining it. Unlike strict and confining diets, these programs revolve around making sustainable lifestyle adjustments. These changes encompass improving your relationship with food, conquering emotional eating tendencies, and identifying your triggers.
As licensed weight loss therapists, we guide you in achieving weight loss effectively and for the long term. Weight loss isn’t solely about short-term diets that restrict your food intake. Instead, we focus on teaching you how to implement lasting modifications in your life that you can feel proud of.
Our weight loss therapy services incorporate various elements to create a comprehensive and sustainable approach:
  • Emphasis on adopting healthier lifestyle habits.
  • Practicing mindful eating techniques.
  • Incorporating regular physical activity or movement into your routine.
  • Boosting self-esteem and body image.
  • Effective time management strategies.
  • Managing situations where control might be challenging, such as holidays or travel.
  • Developing strategies for handling cravings, emotional eating, and the impact of stress and triggers.
If you’re interested in delving deeper into our weight loss therapy services, please reach out to us via phone or fill out our online form to arrange a complimentary consultation. We eagerly anticipate helping you attain your health and wellness objectives!

Dependable Weight Loss Doctor Near Me: Weight Loss Program Focus

An important aspect of our weight loss therapy sessions and programs lies in their complete customization to align with your unique needs and aspirations. We recognize that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t apply when it comes to weight loss, which is why we offer a diverse range of services that can be tailored to each individual. Although we may not be an actual weight loss clinic in Newport Beach, our weight loss therapy is highly individualized and sustainable, making it a better fit for most individuals.
Our primary focus is helping you shed excess weight in a manner that is both sustainable and realistic for your circumstances, enabling you to maintain your results over the long term. We collaborate with you to cultivate healthy habits and routines related to food and exercise, ensuring that you can sustain your weight loss achievements indefinitely.
In addition to our weight loss therapy services, we also offer the following:
  • Customized Workout Program designed for use with your personal trainer.
  • Tailored Workout Programs that you can complete independently.
  • Meal-planning and Nutritional Consultation Services.

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can take on various forms, but they share a common trait: they involve eating patterns that negatively impact a person’s mental, physical, and emotional well-being. At Me Only Better, we have the expertise to address a wide spectrum of eating disorders through our comprehensive three-step program, designed for both adolescents and adults, with the aim of guiding them towards complete recovery. Our program follows a structured approach:
Physical Health Restoration
We begin by addressing the physical health issues that may have arisen due to weight loss, severe dieting, overeating or purging. Our team works to ensure that individuals regain their physical health, providing the necessary support and care.
Psychological Disturbance Treatment
The next step involves addressing psychological disturbances that often accompany eating disorders. These may include issues like low self-esteem, interpersonal conflicts, and distorted body image perceptions. Our professionals work closely with clients to provide the psychological support and therapy needed to overcome these challenges.
Long-Term Remission and Recovery
Lastly, we guide our clients toward achieving long-term remission or complete recovery. Our goal is to equip individuals with the tools, strategies, and support necessary to maintain a healthy relationship with food and their bodies over the long haul.

Weight Loss Surgery

We offer bariatric surgery evaluations in Newport Beach. We also provide, pre and post surgery maintenance. We know how big making a decision to have weight loss surgery is. We are here to support you every step of the way. The psychological support you can expect from us includes:
  • Preoperative psychological evaluation
  • Pre-surgery counseling
  • Post-surgery counseling to provide support, accountability.
  • Regular check-ins post-operatively
  • Referrals to outside support groups, when necessary
We are here to help in any way possible.

Our Services

Medically Supervised Diets

At Me Only Better, we work with patients throughout the Newport Beach area to achieve their weight loss goals. We ensure that our patients get the best possible results by working with them to create a medically supervised diet plan.
What is a medically supervised diet?
Medically supervised diets are plans created by a doctor or medical professional to help patients with losing weight and improve general health and wellbeing. The patient and the doctor schedule appointments to track progress and to learn and practice new healthy eating habits.
What happens during the first consultation?
During the initial visit, the doctor or medical professional views the patient’s lifestyle and activity levels. Then, they look for any contributing factors including a medical condition, behavioral or emotional setbacks, and the patient’s weight history. In total, a full physical examination is completed.
What does a medically supervised diet include?
For lots of patients, a medically supervised diet includes:
Meal Plan
A nutritionally balanced meal plan, typically with calorie restriction, that the patient will follow throughout the weight loss journey will be created by the Doctor. This plan is flexible to meet the shifting needs of the patient as his or her body and lifestyle change.
Behavior Modifications
The most important parts of a weight loss plan are dietary changes and exercise. Working with the doctor to identify what types of foods and activities are best suited to your needs ensures you are not just working hard to lose weight, but you’re working smart.
Pre-packaged Meal Replacement Plans
These plans are made to help patients move from regimented diets to self-prepared meals over time, helping their bodies get used to smaller portions and different types of foods.
Medical weight management can also use medications to achieve weight loss. This is specifically for people who haven’t seen measurable results using diet and exercise alone. Including medications and good habits that work together with diet and exercise provides a concrete foundation for your weight loss journey and sustaining that weight loss in the future. Making use of these tools can help keep you healthy long after the weight has come off. It is also important to visit the office for frequent follow-up visits during and after the program. It is suggested that patients follow up with the doctor at three to four-week intervals until the initial weight loss goals are met.

Appetite Suppressant

Obesity often requires long-term treatment to maintain weight loss. Use of prescribed medications is a good option for some people who either have a lot of weight to lose or have a medical condition that makes weight loss more difficult. Me Only Better can dispense safe, FDA approved appetite suppressants to curb appetites for those in and around Newport Beach.
Do I need medicine to lose weight?
Weight loss medication can assist many patients, but it isn’t essential for everyone. Most of the weight-loss medications available are classified as “appetite suppressants.” Those suffering from obesity may benefit the most by using prescription drugs and appetite suppressants. These suppressants typically come in tablet or extended-release capsule form. Most weight-loss drugs are created or designed for short-term use. They are also meant to be used together with physical activity and a balanced diet. Contact us today to learn more about the use of appetite suppressants.
How do appetite suppressants work?
Appetite suppressants encourage weight loss by using several combinations of drugs which influence the hormonal and chemical processes in a person’s body responsible for controlling hunger. These medications give people a sense of feeling satisfied. This additional support helps patients to control their diets and follow the plan implemented by their doctor.
What will the doctor need to know before prescribing weight loss medication?
The physicians at Me Only Better begin by assessing each patient to determine his or her peculiar needs. Based on this assessment, the office provides the most suitable FDA-approved appetite suppressants. Patients should be ready to provide answers to various questions regarding any existing allergies, whether or not they are pregnant or breastfeeding, and other forms of medications they may be using. Pre-existing medical conditions may also affect the use of these appetite suppressants. Patients should make it known to the doctor if they have any of the following conditions:
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Alcohol or drug abuse (or a history of)
  • Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
  • Epilepsy (seizures)
  • Kidney disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Depression or other mental illness
  • Migraines requiring medication
  • Planning to have surgery with general anesthesia
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary with treatment.

Insomnia Treatment

Insomnia is a very common sleep disorder. The inability to sleep at night can lead to problems during the day, such as:
  • Fatigue
  • Sleepiness
  • Inability to focus
  • Mood problems
  • Impaired work performance
  • Relationship discord
The symptoms of insomnia include:
  • Having Difficulty falling asleep
  • Having Difficulty staying asleep
  • Waking up earlier than planned
Insomnia is commonly caused by stress and other life issues. In most cases, the insomnia often goes away when the root of stress is resolved. Most patients may experience chronic or frequent insomnia for months or years, which can be disturbing and interfere with your life. In these cases, it may be necessary to see a specialist for treatment. Insomnia may exist on its own, or it can be related to medical and psychiatric problems.
There are nonmedical and medical treatments for insomnia.
Non-medical treatments
  • Relaxation training. Relaxation techniques that can help calm you and induce sleep, including mindfulness, meditation, guided imagery and breathing exercises vary.
  • Stimulus control. Stimulus control helps strengthen the bond between the bedroom and sleep. Examples of stimulus control include going to bed only when you feel sleepy and getting out of bed when you’re unable to sleep.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy. Behavioral changes, such as having a regular bedtime and avoiding naps, can help reduce fears and stress around sleeping.
Medical treatments
We have quite a number of sleep aids for insomnia, including over-the-counter and prescription medications. Your physician or medical professional will work with you to select the most effective one based on your individual needs.
To learn more about insomnia and your treatment options, reach out to us to schedule an appointment.
How long does it take to see results?
Some people are awed to find that small twist in their lifestyle, a particular supplement, or therapy can improve their sleep right away. Each person differs, but a comprehensive, personalized approach ensures that you’ll gradually start to sleep better and regain lost energy in little time. To learn more about insomnia treatment, book a consultation with a medical professional at Me Only Better, or call the office today.


Have you ever reached a point in life where you become frustrated in your pursuit of a goal, only to look back and see that your own poor choices are the cause? The feeling is disheartening. Why do some people sabotage their own lives? We examine some of the psychological elements of self-sabotage and explore some effective remedies.

What is Self Sabotaging Behavior?

Self-sabotage is best explained as any behavior that you choose that gets in the way of you fulfilling your goals. In many cases, the individual is not aware that he or she is doing it. But in every case, the behavior is disempowering, and a nuisance. Self-sabotaging behavior exists in many forms. Addiction is a great example. Addictions often cost money and time, taking the individual off-task. If it causes health consequences, then this distraction can become compounded. Procrastination is also a common form of self-sabotage, as are binge-spending, and excessive use of television or social media. Some forms of self-sabotage are especially dangerous, like self-cutting, or putting oneself at risk of injury or death. An intriguing note about self-sabotage is that it often kicks in right when you are about to achieve some new level of success or growth in your life.

What Causes Self-Sabotaging Behavior?

Causes of self-sabotage will vary from person to person, and some people may have more than one. Here are a few common reasons for self-sabotage:
  • Fear of the Unfamiliar/Desire for Control
  • Fear of Intimacy, Rejection, or Failure
  • Lack of Worth or Self-esteem
  • Lack of Trust
  • Irrational Thinking

How Do You Know If You Sabotage Yourself?

If you are clueless whether you are sabotaging yourself, you are not alone. Here are some signs to look out for:
  • Procrastination
  • Searching for Inspiration
  • Negative Self-Talk
  • Entrapping Oneself
  • Perfectionism
  • Overplanning
  • Lack of Commitment/Consistency

How do I Stop Self-Sabotage?

This is a question that many of us should dare to answer. The best of us can have this feeling from time to time. But it is crucial that we not make it a habit, or let it define us. Here are some suggestions that might help for dealing with self-sabotage:
Find a Therapist / Mentor
When you have an objective source of wisdom in your life who understands what you are trying to change, then that person should have the freedom to tell you when you are beginning to lose focus. Let them call you on your mistakes and excuses.
Take Good care of Yourself
Practice Self-Compassion. This simply means that you will not weigh yourself down with negative self-talk, or allow yourself to become entangled with unhealthy choices or addictions. Many people lack self love. Get some exercise and quality sleep. Budget time to relax and be social. Find time to quiet your mind and heal. Take care of the people in your life that matter to you.
Know your Thinking Patterns
You have to become self-aware. This will take time. Use a journal for identifying when your poor choices are becoming a pattern that interferes with your objectives. The more unhealthy choices you identify, the more thoroughly you can mitigate them with proven strategies. Once you see the impact of your choices on your life, you will be in a stronger position for addressing them.
Develop Strategies for each Defective Pattern
This is the hardest step. Many go through life aware of how they sabotage their own goals. Again, a mentor can prove crucial here. Your mentor should be able to help you arrive with something that is simple and reliable. Once you have a strategy, then strive to use it consistently.

Get Help to End Self-Sabotage in Newport Beach

Me Only Better has helped many people throughout Newport Beach and beyond identify and mitigate the problem of self-sabotage. Our approach is gentle and empowering; our medical professionals listen carefully to enable you to recognize your own patterns, and assist you develop solutions that work. With Me Only Better in your corner, you will have the confidence that you can overcome self-sabotaging behavior, and begin to see new results as you move freely toward your new self and purpose.
It is important to always combine weight-loss medications with a program of healthy eating and regular physical activity.
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Weight Loss Program Fees and Coverage By Insurance

Exploring weight loss in Newport Beach? Me Only Better offers a FREE initial consultation at which time we can discuss fees and other options. This first session is completely free, so please feel free to take advantage.
The fees you will be charged differ based on the services options you select following our initial consultation as well as whether you choose to work with any of our medical professionals. We offer a sliding scale fee structure based on income so individual session fees range from $100 to $225.
If you have a PPO insurance plan, we are able to submit superbills to your insurance provider to enable processing your reimbursement if you qualify.

Experience Newport Beach: Foods, Gyms, Health & Wellness

Top 5 Gyms in Newport Beach

  1. Curl Fitness
    Address: 3505 Via Oporto, Newport Beach, CA 92663, United States
    Phone: +1 949-673-7777
  2. Happy & Sweaty
    Address: 2727 Newport Blvd #102, Newport Beach, CA 92663, United States
    Phone: +1 949-402-4020
  3. F45 Training Newport Beach
    Address: 3305 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663, United States
    Phone: +1 949-423-5091
  4. Shape-Up Health Club
    Address:2101 East Coast Hwy, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625, United States
    Phone: +1 949-760-9335
  5. Double Ops Newport Mesa
    Address: 369 E 17th St Suite 10, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, United States
    Phone: +1 949-868-9124

Top 5 Health and Wellness Providers in Newport Beach

  1. Newport Health & Vitality
    Address: 20072 SW Birch St # 200, Newport Beach, CA 92660, United States
    Phone: +1 949-229-5257
  2. LIV Integrative Health
    Address: 20201 SW Birch St #100, Newport Beach, CA 92660, United States
    Phone: +1 949-259-5054
  3. Newport Pain and Wellness
    Address: 4700 Von Karman Ave #1000, Newport Beach, CA 92660, United States
    Phone: +1 949-415-5843
  4. Soboba Medical Weight Loss – Newport Beach
    Address: 20072 SW Birch St STE 220, Newport Beach, CA 92660, United States
    Phone: +1 949-646-0251
  5. Dr Nirvana – Naturopathic Doctor
    Address: 1000 Quail St #145, Newport Beach, CA 92660, United States
    Phone: +1 320-207-8185


Incorporating both protein and fiber into your meals and snacks is a highly effective strategy for managing hunger. Fiber, which is found in foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans, functions like a sponge in your stomach, helping to create a feeling of fullness. On the other hand, protein has the unique quality of remaining in your stomach for an extended period compared to other nutrients, helping to stave off hunger for several hours. Excellent sources of protein include seafood, nuts, low-fat dairy products, and lean meats. To maintain satiety and curb hunger until your next meal, it’s advisable to include these satisfying foods in every meal and snack you consume. This combination of protein and fiber can help you feel fuller for longer periods and reduce the temptation to overeat between meals.
Experiencing frustration when you’ve put in effort to lose weight, only to see the scale show the same number, is a common feeling. It’s important to understand that when you embark on a weight loss journey, your body often resists change and works to return to its previous weight range. This phenomenon is known as the set point theory, where your body has a natural tendency to maintain a certain weight. However, it’s crucial not to get discouraged. Consistent exercise and a balanced diet have been demonstrated to prevent individuals with obesity from regaining all of their lost weight, and these strategies can work for you as well. In some cases, weight management medications may also provide valuable assistance in achieving successful weight loss. Believe in your ability to create lasting change. While the journey may have its challenges, with determination and the right approach, you can achieve your weight loss goals and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
Maintenance plans for weight management, like weight loss plans, are customized to suit each individual’s unique needs. Ideally, by the time you achieve your weight loss goals, you will have established lifelong healthy habits. However, it’s essential to recognize that it can be easy to revert to old habits that lead to weight gain. Acknowledging the importance of accountability in achieving and maintaining success, we strongly recommend ongoing follow-up visits as frequently as necessary and as agreed upon in the maintenance program that has been tailored specifically for you. These follow-up appointments can help you stay on track, monitor your progress, and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that you maintain your weight loss and continue to lead a healthy and fulfilling life.
Weight loss medications come in various forms, and it’s important to note that they are not all equal in terms of their effectiveness and safety. This is why some weight loss medications are available over the counter, while others require a prescription from a healthcare provider. Prescription weight loss medications are subject to stricter regulations and oversight to ensure their safety and effectiveness. When you become a patient under our care, a comprehensive assessment is conducted, including a physical examination, EKG, and a thorough review of your medical history before considering the use of weight loss medication. This careful evaluation helps determine if medication is an appropriate option for you and ensures that it is used safely. Additionally, ongoing monitoring is crucial to assess the medication’s effectiveness and manage any potential side effects, with the goal of supporting your weight loss journey in a safe and controlled manner.