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Bariatric Surgery Thanksgiving Survival Guide

November 27, 2019 · 0 comments

Before bariatric surgery, most of us focused on the food at Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is so much more than food. It is about family, friends, and the many things in our lives to appreciate. During the busy Thanksgiving festivities, take a few minutes to support yourself on your weight loss surgery


Comparison is the Thief of Joy on a Bariatric Surgery Journey

November 18, 2019 · 0 comments

"Comparison is the Thief of Joy" - You may have heard that saying before but haven’t really contemplated what it means in regards to the joy in your bariatric surgery journey. Before we even begin our personal weight-loss journey, we often use a comparison in the journeys of others.  We get

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Having Bariatric Surgery: To Tell Or Not To Tell

November 11, 2019 · 0 comments

The decision to have bariatric surgery often follows a significant period of struggle with weight and associated health conditions. The allure of “lose weight fast” fad diets have faded. You realize that you have to do something to gain control of your health. The time you have put into research,

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Body Image & Weight Loss Surgery: What Is It, & Why Is It Important?

November 4, 2019 · 0 comments

When I first met her before weight loss surgery, “Beth” (not her real name) was excited and hopeful that losing 150 pounds would give her a new lease on life. Specifically, she thought that losing weight would improve her self-esteem, give her the self-confidence she’d never had, and make her

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What Self-Care Is Truly About!

October 29, 2019 · 0 comments

Self-care is a major buzz-word these days as we all try to manage our sanity and our health despite busy schedules and competing demands. But it might be hard to know, what exactly is self-care anyway? You may mistake a massage, a night out with your buddies, or indulging in

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How to Break the Vicious Cycle of Emotional Eating After WLS

October 28, 2019 · 0 comments

Weight loss surgery (WLS) or bariatric surgery is one of the most promising interventions for morbid obesity. However, changing eating habits after the surgery can prove challenging to individuals who emotionally eat. Furthermore, according to research, the general tendency to eat in response to negative emotions is related to poor

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What Happens to Depression After Bariatric Surgery?

August 19, 2019 · 0 comments

What is Depression? Before we discuss the effects of depression after bariatric surgery, it is important to understand what depression really is. Many people confuse sadness for depression, but they are actually very different things. Everyone gets sad from time to time, and this is a perfectly normal part of

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