Body & Mind

unwanted sexual attention after wls

Dealing With Unwanted Sexual Attention After WLS

February 21, 2018 · 0 comments

Following bariatric surgery, there have been numerous reports that show significant weight loss leads to better sex and increased sexual satisfaction overall. However, for many who may have gained weight on an unconscious level due to having experienced sexual abuse, rape or other sexual trauma, the weight coming off can

comfort zone

Why Your Comfort Zone May Not Be The Best Zone After WLS

February 2, 2018 · 0 comments

In my work with WLS patients, I often hear the word “scared.” “I’m scared to take a Zumba class….what if people stare or laugh at me?” “I’m scared to talk to him….what if I say something stupid?” “I’m scared to go on job interviews….what if I make a fool of

eating off track

How To Bounce Back After Eating Off Track

January 10, 2018 · 0 comments

Even after weight loss surgery, food choices and eating off track happen. For many, there are still issues with emotional eating that can lead to eating off track more than once in awhile. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of poor planning, and succumbing to quick eats. Also, eating off track is

obese thinking

5 Tips For Moving Past Obese Thinking After WLS

December 11, 2017 · 0 comments

Obesity isn't just a physical disease, it's a mental and emotional disease as well. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), obese individuals are more vulnerable to the obesity-depression cycle. Obese individuals can experience discrimination, bullying as a result of their weight, relationship and career-related issues, and are susceptible to

Feeling As Good As You Look

Feeling As Good As You Look After WLS

November 29, 2017 · 0 comments

Weight loss surgery comes with a lot of expected and unexpected changes. It's expected that you change your habits regarding nutrition, water intake, and exercise. It's expected that you'll have a support system to help you through the process. It's expected that you'll lose weight. What may not be expected

Stress Eating After Bariatric Surgery

10 Strategies To Combat Stress Eating After Bariatric Surgery

November 17, 2017 · 0 comments

If you’ve ever battled stress-eating, the following scenario might sound familiar: You’ve worked hard all day to follow your post-weight loss surgery eating and exercise guidelines. You’ve eaten lots of lean protein, gone to the gym, and hit your goal for water intake. You’ve had a good day overall, but

Obesity and Trauma

Obesity and Trauma: When the Body Cries Out

November 10, 2017 · 0 comments

Obesity is often referred to as an epidemic in the United States, and with good reason, as more than 1 in 3 American adults are classified as obese[1].  Many of us sought out weight loss surgery to help with our obesity, as we tried many other methods prior to this,

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