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Self-Care and Hope During Times of Crisis

March 25, 2020 · 0 comments

I wanted to take a few minutes to share an encouraging, hopeful perspective on our response to the world around us. Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to read this. I hope each and every one of you are doing as well as you can be. My goal

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How Emotional Hunger Causes Weight Regain After WLS

March 4, 2020 · 0 comments

“Surgery fixed my stomach, but it didn’t fix my head or my heart.” This is what so many weight loss surgery clients share with me. At first, it almost seems easy. You’re eating small volumes of food, and you might even struggle to get in everything you’re supposed to. The

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How to Change an Unhealthy Relationship with Food

January 20, 2020 · 0 comments

What is your relationship with food? Do you have an unhealthy relationship with food? What word comes into your head right now as you're reading about your relationship with food? Comfort, emotional, joy, happiness, pleasure, celebration, love, shame, secretive, disappointment, anger, or hopelessness? Do you feel shameful after negotiating a

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Self-Worth is Not Equal to the Number on the Scale

January 13, 2020 · 0 comments

Many people struggle with defining themselves as “good enough” in today’s world regardless of weight. However, those struggling with this, in addition to the scale, can be quite overwhelming. There can be a lot of judgment, shame, and negative self-talk that perpetuates this cycle, especially after losing weight. There’s an assumption that after

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How to Manage Cravings After Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss

December 18, 2019 · 0 comments

Patients report decreased hunger and cravings after bariatric (weight loss) surgery. This results in smaller portions and rapid weight loss for most patients. This period of time is often referred to as the “honeymoon phase,” where most don’t have to work very hard for quick results. However, the length of

Weight Gain

10 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

December 16, 2019 · 0 comments

This is the time of year when food becomes the center of attention at many gatherings, from grandma’s famous holiday pound cake to Aunt Erma’s dumplings. People show their appreciation by bringing in sweet treats to work, or even giving food as gifts. When celebrations happen, there is bound to

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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

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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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