Body & Mind

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How to Eliminate the Guilt from Being Off Track and Weight Regain

July 14, 2020 · 0 comments

Handle Guilt From Being Off Track and Weight Regain Beth (not her real name) has spent the past six months focused on portion control and exercising after being diagnosed with pre-diabetes. But recently she has experienced increased stress at work and home and has started to regain some of the

Obesity Stigma

Understanding and Coping with Obesity Stigma

June 24, 2020 · 0 comments

Obesity bias and obesity stigma are alive and well. As an obesity medicine provider, I have been facilitating obesity sensitivity training in healthcare settings for over a decade. My goal is for anyone struggling with obesity is to provide understanding and coping with this stigma. I also provide critical education to weight

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Understanding the Emotional Side of WLS

June 22, 2020 · 0 comments

Set Yourself Up for Healthy Coping & Success: the Emotional Side of WLS! The decision to have WLS is often exciting and intimidating at the same time. There are so many unknowns. Set yourself up for success by understanding the many facets of yourself for the emotional side of WLS

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The Connection Between Physical and Mental Health

May 25, 2020 · 0 comments

The Connection Between Physical and Mental Health From a young age, we associate certain foods with specific feelings. We’re all aware of the positive and negative emotions typically linked with certain foods. However, the connection between food, and physical and mental health goes much deeper than most of us realize.  

Bariatric Surgery Maintenance

Bariatric Surgery Maintenance: Living in Fear of Weight Regain

May 20, 2020 · 0 comments

Bariatric Surgery Maintenance from a Long-Term Post-Op Twelve years ago, at a miserable 305lbs, I decided to get weight loss surgery. Although I experienced many ups and downs throughout my journey, I have been able to maintain a weight loss of nearly 150lbs for the last seven years. But no

Change the Mindset

How to Change the Mindset of Not Enough to More Than Enough!

May 4, 2020 · 0 comments

On this journey of life after weight loss surgery, there can be a lot of questions, doubts, and beliefs about who you are, who you aren’t anymore, who you should be, and who you want to become. The road to becoming the ‘new’ you can be littered with various thoughts

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Understanding the Barriers to Successful Weight Loss

April 13, 2020 · 0 comments

In Dr. Robert's Kushner's "How To Lose Weight Successfully" article, we learned about the art of losing weight successfully and the importance of lifestyle modification. You write your weight loss journey! “You have your own weight story to tell and your own personal relationship with food, physical activity, mindset, and

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Obesity Treatment and a Support Team: Who’s On and Who’s Off?

April 1, 2020 · 0 comments

Obesity is a chronic  and complex disease. Just as other health conditions, it is important that every bariatric surery patient has and utilizes a strong support system as part of their obesity treatment. However, many patients come to my office believing “ I should be able to do this by

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