Body & Mind

mindset in weight loss

I Think, Therefore I Am – Mindset in Weight Loss Journeys

July 20, 2022 · 0 comments

After one of my presentations about emotional eating, a 60-ish, obese woman ran up to me pleading for help. She insisted that nothing I had presented resonated with her because, in her case, she “just woke up fat one day”. At first, I thought the lady was being facetious, but

the toll of fat shaming

Sticks and Stones – The Toll of Fat Shaming

June 22, 2022 · 0 comments

The Toll of Fat Shaming: “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” If only this ancient adage had more truth to it! As a child, this idea was impressed upon me repeatedly as I endured bullying at school. The more I protested, the more my teachers and

What Is Self-Esteem

What Is Self-Esteem? How To Improve It for a Healthy Lifestyle!

June 1, 2022 · 0 comments

What Is Self-Esteem? Self-esteem refers to the cumulation over a lifespan of thoughts and feelings that construct our perceived self-worth in the context of our relationships. Self-esteem supports or empowers us to achieve goals, make changes, and determine the course of our own lives. When it comes to creating a

compulsively overeat

Why You Compulsively Overeat – It Isn’t About The Food

May 23, 2022 · 0 comments

Compulsive overeating can also be referred to as Binge Eating. Compulsively overeating is when we eat excessive amounts of food either in the context of hunger or outside of hunger and feel “out of control”, impulsive and unable to satiate. Binge Eating which has a similar profile, in which a

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

shame of weight regain

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