Body & Mind

say no to head hunger

5 Ways To Say NO To Head Hunger After WLS

September 22, 2017 · 0 comments

There are times when you could be bored, angry, scared, lonely, or experience a whole range of other emotions. The old habit to avoid feeling your uncomfortable feelings may have been to eat. There are many people who have become obese due to soothing themselves with food. Clearly, this is

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How Do You Handle Receiving Compliments After Bariatric Surgery?

September 15, 2017 · 0 comments

After surgery, we're thrilled to have lost weight, improved our health, and have more self-esteem. With our success, we receive compliments after bariatric surgery "Wow, you look fantastic!" "Congrats on your weight loss!" And then silence... or you say something like... "Oh, I have so much more to lose." or

stay on track when stressed

5 Ways to Stay on Track When Stressed After WLS

August 28, 2017 · 0 comments

Is It Possible To Stay On Track When Stressed When Life Throws You A Curveball (or When Life Gives You Lemons)? You know the saying, "Life Happens." True, it does. There are ups and downs, and it goes on. However, that doesn't get to be the excuse why you enter

Managing the Heart & Head After Weight Loss Surgery

Managing the Heart & Head After Weight Loss Surgery

August 21, 2017 · 0 comments

I recently shared the following post on Facebook: “Weight loss surgery... it's an inside job in two ways! The surgery is done to your innards but the real changes have to come from inside your head and heart!” I thought it was quite funny, and, it’s very true. It is

success after weight loss surgery

8 Strategies For Success After Weight Loss Surgery

August 11, 2017 · 0 comments

As a bariatric psychologist, I meet daily with patients who are looking to have “success” with their weight loss surgery (WLS). They may have tried other ways to lose weight, and nothing is keeping the weight off. I put “success” in quotes because this term means something different to everyone.

marriage & relationships after weight loss surgery

Building Your BEST Marriage & Relationships After Weight Loss Surgery

August 9, 2017 · 0 comments

Life changes after weight loss surgery. While you are losing weight, often times people find themselves in this process and it's not always who they were prior to surgery. The interpersonal changes that occur can impact your marriage & relationships after weight loss surgery, especially if there isn't open communication

5 Strategies for Having a Healthy Relationship With Yourself

5 Strategies For Having a Healthy Relationship With Yourself

August 7, 2017 · 0 comments

Let’s face it, the sad reality is most people in society today do not have the best relationship with their body & food. For those who have struggled with running the gamut through fad diets, binging, and/or overeating, food--as well as your body--can sometimes feel like an enemy. Culturally we

weight regain after bariatric surgery

Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery: How You Can Rebound From It

July 28, 2017 · 0 comments

What I Know About Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery Weight regain is not inevitable. Weight regain happens because you are eating more calories than your body requires to maintain its current weight. Weight regain is highly emotionally charged. To deal with regain successfully you need to move past the emotion

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