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
Body & Mind
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
How many people truly get a second chance at life? Those of us who have had the life-changing opportunity to have surgery can say that we truly have been given a second chance. Think of it this way, you have the chance for a new life after weight loss surgery.
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
When you finally decide to take your life back and move forward with having weight loss surgery, you are embarking on a journey that will change everything you know about the life you currently lead. Not only is your relationship with food about to change, but your relationship with yourself
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
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.
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
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
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