Body & Mind

Not About The Scale

It’s Not About the Scale

May 16, 2022 · 0 comments

Bariatric surgery is a big step in someone’s weight loss journey. It is a procedure that changes your life in so many ways. However, I have often seen patients focus on the numbers on the scale and forget to see the big picture. It is important to know that it’s

Emotionally Triggered Eating

Emotionally Triggered Eating

May 2, 2022 · 0 comments

A quick 5 step guide to help conquer emotionally triggered eating would be a lie. Cessation of emotional eating is not a trick or skill that be used in an “emergency” setting. To conquer this skill takes work and daily practice.  The skills to reduce or even stop triggered eating

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How To Overcome The Pain and Shame Of Weight Regain

April 18, 2022 · 0 comments

After having regained weight after weight loss surgery (WLS), many people may feel shame, guilt, or disappointment. According to Brene Brown, Ph.D., LCSW, shame is “an intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging,” (2006). Brown (2006) proposes that some

Weight Regain and Getting Back on Track

Weight Regain and Getting Back on Track

March 14, 2022 · 0 comments

If we are honest, we have all found ourselves trying to get back on track in life, at one time or another. Whether it is trying to get back on track financially, emotionally, physically, or in some other way, having to obtain a goal we have already achieved in the past

Anxiety and Compulsive Eating

Understand the Anxiety and Compulsive Eating Connection

March 9, 2022 · 0 comments

Understand the Anxiety and Compulsive Eating Connection: As a survival mechanism, the human brain is hard-wired with the instinct to eat in response to hunger cues. Beginning in infancy, the brain rewards eating with “feel good” neurochemicals that produce a sense of pleasure. As children grow, feelings that are more

It Isn't About The Food

It Isn’t About The Food

February 7, 2022 · 0 comments

Being overweight or obese in America is a different type of “new normal” that is often overlooked.  Statistically, over one-third of Americans are overweight or obese. The sad reality is that we are bombarded with mixed media messages containing images of beautiful, slim models indulging in manufactured, junk foods.  It takes

what's eating you

What’s Eating You?

January 24, 2022 · 0 comments

“It’s not just what you are eating… Have you considered what’s eating you?”  Have you ever been told a story from someone else and you initially believed it? Then upon further information gathering, you realized that the story was wrong or inflated in some way? Moreover, sometimes it can even

weight loss want and willing

Weight Loss: Want and Willing

January 19, 2022 · 0 comments

If so you are not alone. We all want this. In fact, current research shows that over half of Americans report they are trying to lose weight and become healthier. As a weight loss counselor and coach for the last 18 years, I have had the privilege of hearing my

Eating and Living Without Shame

Beginning the Journey to Eating (and Living) Without Shame

January 5, 2022 · 0 comments

Eating and Living Without Shame: What Is Shame? Shame. It’s a popular topic in the blogging world right now. We’ve all heard of it. There’s talk of body shame, fat-shaming, and shame spirals. But what is shame, exactly? Is it an emotion? An action? A thought? And can it really

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