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Self-Sabotage After WLS: How to Recognize & Overcome It

October 22, 2018 · 0 comments

Self-sabotage; if you’re like the rest of us, you’ve probably done it. We all have. They can show up as those pesky self-inflicted, self-defeating behaviors that come in a variety of forms. The obvious ones are stress and comfort eating. The less obvious, more covert kinds of self-sabotage look like

Dating After Bariatric Surgery

Dating After Having Weight Loss Surgery

October 1, 2018 · 0 comments

Dating after having weight loss surgery can be a struggle. Let’s be clear though, dating, in general, these days can be a struggle. Particularly after weight loss surgery, there can be a lot of questions that come up about whether to share that you’ve had surgery with your prospective date,

Recognizing Your Triggers

Recognizing Your Triggers & Avoiding the Pitfalls of Old Habits

September 28, 2018 · 0 comments

You finally did it! You made the life-changing decision to have weight loss surgery. It has been several months now, and you are doing great. You are losing the weight. You have been a model patient by following all of the nutrition guidelines and sticking with your exercise routine. All

Stop Before Your Eat

Stop Before You Eat, What Are You Really Hungry For?

September 26, 2018 · 0 comments

Stop Before You Eat! Take time to listen to your "hunger"... What are you really hungry for? Good question, I am eating right now as I am writing this article and asking myself this question. The answer for me at the moment is true hunger. The focus of this article is

True Hunger After WLS

How You Can Discover True Hunger After WLS

September 12, 2018 · 0 comments

Obesity & the Princess and the Pea I often use the imagery of the princess and the pea story when trying to illustrate what’s behind one’s obesity. The pea is the problem. The pea is the source. The pea is where it once started. The pea is the heart of

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Anxiety, Overeating and Weight Loss: How to Manage

August 10, 2018 · 0 comments

Anxiety is extremely common among patients who are considering bariatric surgery. In a recent study, over 80% of pre-surgical bariatric patients met criteria for a psychiatric diagnosis (anxiety, depression). Of those patients with a psychiatric disorder, 46% had anxiety (Duarte-Guerra, et al., 2015). People with untreated anxiety lose less weight after

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6 Steps to Having Confidence After Bariatric Surgery

June 22, 2018 · 0 comments

Do you want to feel more confident after bariatric surgery?  Is this an area you struggled with before your surgery? I am going to guess that the answer is yes (not that I couldn’t be wrong). I was used to feeling invisible. I am a post-op patient, nearly eight years

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There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Life!

June 1, 2018 · 0 comments

Ah. Social Media. Like most things, there are positives and negatives associated with this 21st-century reality of daily life. One of the things I often hear from people is how they sometimes feel uneasy about themselves and their lives as they observe what appears to be the “perfect life” portrayed

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