Body & Mind

Triggering Emotion

Do Not Pull the Trigger to Cope With a Triggering Emotion

April 22, 2021 · 0 comments

Emotional triggers can come in many forms. Triggering emotions can result from a memory, unhealed event, person, place, sound, smell, or experience that provokes a reaction out of the individual. This reaction could be a mood change, an intense tone, or response, and for that battle with food – it

Overcome Stress Eating

8 Tips To Overcome Stress Eating

April 19, 2021 · 0 comments

Overcome Stress Eating: Stress is a crisis in America that can affect nearly every aspect of life. In its annual Stress in America survey, the American Psychological Association (APA) looks at the sources of stress and how people are responding to stressors in their lives, both physically and mentally. Overeating

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Emotional Toolkit to Combat Emotional Eating

April 12, 2021 · 0 comments

Create Your Emotional Toolkit to Combat Emotional Eating: Do you have an emotional toolkit? Have you ever thought about putting one together that supports you when you want to feed your head hunger (emotional eating)? Using the information below about the complex issue of emotional eating, you CAN combat emotional

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How Not To Swallow Verbal Toxicity

March 31, 2021 · 0 comments

Avoiding Verbal Toxicity: Everyone in their lifetime has had experiences of being told painful things about themselves. What people say to you is not in your control; what you do with the message can make a difference to an outcome of self-care or self-harm. Not everything people tell you is

losing weight regain

Losing Weight Regain By Getting Back On Track

March 30, 2021 · 0 comments

Are you working on losing weight regain? What is the difference between people who maintain their weight loss after bariatric surgery and those who regain? Habits. Studies show that people who maintain their weight loss after bariatric surgery have made a habit of following post-surgical guidelines [1]. They have regular

Be Kind To Yourself

Nine Ways To Be Kind To Yourself and Why It’s Important

March 29, 2021 · 0 comments

As an example of how to be kind to yourself - Kelly (not her real name) walked into my office with tears in her eyes.  “I need to be tougher,” she said, “I hate myself for being so weak. I keep letting my siblings take advantage of me. I’m doing

positive self esteem

Positive Self-Esteem: What is it, How to Get it, and How to Keep it

March 25, 2021 · 0 comments

We often hear that people who are overweight must have low self-esteem. Many weight loss programs encourage those individuals to 'love themselves,' and that weight loss will automatically increase their self-esteem. This could not be furthest from the truth. Weight loss is never a guarantee your self-esteem will increase issue.

depression and bariatric surgery

Beyond Feeling Blue: Depression Before & After Bariatric Surgery

March 18, 2021 · 0 comments

Depression and Bariatric Surgery Evidence is strong that mental health and obesity are interrelated. Depression is the most commonly diagnosed mental illness in bariatric patients, with a recent report stating that 19% of pre-surgery patients meet clinical criteria for depression. This is more than twice the percentage of the general