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Break the Emotional Eating Habit

Experts believe that up to 75% of overeating may be due to reasons other than physical hunger. If you want to improve your relationship with food, learn to identify and control emotional eating. This is especially important for weight loss surgery (WLS) patients because you can seriously injure yourself by overeating, or at least derail your hard-fought progress in building a stronger and healthier body.

Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery? Tips to Make It More Pleasant

Any hospital stay is a challenge for your whole family – including a planned weight loss surgery. Still, with the right preparation you can make it safer and more pleasant. Here’s a three-part plan for making the best of being hospitalized…

Conquer Self-Doubt and Be More Confident

Everyone has times in their life when they feel inadequate and incompetent, but some of us feel that way more often than others. If you’ve undergone weight loss surgery, you’ve likely heard some of the misconceptions around your surgery and what the uneducated and ill-informed think about those of us who chose the surgery.

Many people are so busy putting themselves down in various ways that they forget what it’s like to support someone in a positive, yet challenging endeavor. The “haters”, if you will, often fail to thrive in life, stop trying to learn new skills, stop trying to better themselves, and become discouraged and depressed.

Do you feel like you were on your way to becoming one of these people? Perhaps the decision to undergo weight loss surgery was an extremely difficult one for you – as it was for me. I knew I needed help, but wasn’t sure if WLS was the ultimate answer. I had a significant amount of self-doubt to work through before I could begin to be successful.