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Dr. Lisa Ortigara Crego

Dr. Lisa Ortigara Crego

Dr. Ortigara Crego was born in Chicago, Illinois, where she lived most of her young life except for eight years in a small town in Wautoma, Wisconsin. In her late twenties, she moved to South Florida to enjoy the tropical beaches and paradise ambiance. In her spare time, she loves walking the beaches with her beloved dog Southern Grace, cycling, reading, and writing on spiritual recovery from food addiction and how to release obsessions.

Dr. Lisa started in the weight-loss industry with Weight Watchers, speaking to hospital personnel, employers, and the public on the topics of weight loss and healthful eating. To date, she maintains a nearly one-hundred-pound loss using the approach she teaches.

Dr. Ortigara Crego, a clinical psychotherapist, addiction psychologist and Visiting Professor in private practice, worked in eating disorders for well over two and a half decades. She earned a doctorate in addiction psychology, a master’s degree in social work with the emphasis on mental health, and is certified as an eating disorder specialist, masters certified addiction professional and licensed national Board-Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Author of Release Your Obsession Series on food addiction, breaking free from diet mentality, aging, money, cheat day mishaps phone obsession, teaching from a spiritual recovery whole person perspective.

Dr. Lisa’s Motivational and Inspirational books:

  • Release Your Obsession with Diet Chatter: Heal from the Inside Out
  • Release Your Obsession with Food: Heal from the Inside Out
  • Release Your Obsession with Cheat DAZE: Heal from the Inside Out
  • Release Your Obsession with AGING: Heal from the Inside Out
  • Release Your Obsession with MONEY: Heal from the Inside Out
  • Release Your Obsession with Your PHONE: Heal from the Inside Out
    Collection One

Dr. Lisa worked in the weight loss industry for nearly three decades. She speaks around the country about recovery from compulsive eating, using spiritual and mind healing. Besides her books, she contributed several chapters in Sage publications and runs a blog found at and runs daily inspirational videos on Tick Tock at

Dr. Ortigara Crego’s professional membership organization affiliations: the National Association of Social Workers, the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, the InternationalAssociation of Eating Disorder Professionals, and the American Psychological Association.





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