Body & Mind

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Transforming Thoughts to Escape Emotional Eating After WLS

April 23, 2018 · 0 comments

Patients who pursue weight loss surgery are motivated by common factors such as eliminating medications, remission of comorbidities such as high blood pressure or diabetes, and reduction in pain. The process of preparing for weight loss surgery can feel overwhelming with the number of doctor appointments, tests, and absorbing all

trauma past and present

How Trauma Past and Present Can Sabotage Your WLS Success

April 18, 2018 · 0 comments

Trauma describes a person’s emotional reaction to a significantly threatening or devastating event. Although trauma reactions can be different for every person, they often involve feelings of shock, unpredictable or rapidly changing emotions, intrusive memories, difficulties with personal relationships, anxiety, and even physical health symptoms. Examples of events that can

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Find Out How Your Thoughts and Emotions Lead to Eating

April 4, 2018 · 0 comments

As I am sitting here writing this article, my first thought is WOW, how do your thoughts and emotions lead to eating? As a mental health professional, nearly 8 years post-op, this subject is hitting me hard. It is so all-encompassing.  Just the words "thoughts" and "emotions" are huge. The

Social Impact of WLS

The Social Impact of WLS as a Mental Health Pro & Post-Op

April 2, 2018 · 0 comments

The social scene can be very different pre and post WLS. I didn’t think too much about the social impact of WLS prior to having surgery. I thought I might make more friends or people may like me more, but I didn’t think about how I would navigate social events.

Social Support

Evolution of WLS Social Support Groups

March 30, 2018 · 0 comments

Social support following weight loss surgery (WLS) is essential to ensure long-term success by helping patients maintain behavioral changes. Research indicates that individuals who attend in-person support groups even tend to lose more weight. Nowadays, many patients are looking for convenient access to online support groups. Easy, quick access is

milestones

50 Non-Food Ways to Celebrate Your WLS Milestones & Goals

March 26, 2018 · 0 comments

It is important as we're losing weight and sticking to the healthy habits of our weight loss surgery lifestyle that we have non-food ways to celebrate our milestones. Besides the rewards you feel as you're losing (or maintaining) your weight, rewarding your milestones reinforces your healthy habits and motivates you

Food Funeral Before WLS

Food Funeral Before WLS? Changing Your Outlook On Food!

March 23, 2018 · 0 comments

There are so many things to say about having a food funeral before WLS. I hope with this article, we can move away from that term and ideology, and look at food differently. A Food Funeral is a Negative Outlook The term “food funeral” puts a negative outlook on the

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