Bariatric surgery is an amazing gift that can help you lose weight. However, weight loss surgery typically requires a complete re-haul on your lifestyle and relationships after surgery. It will teach you to stand up for yourself, to set boundaries with other people, to ask for what you want, and to be willing to reach out for help. It will demand that you to challenge an all-or-nothing mindset and to encourage improvements in your self-confidence, self-esteem, and overall trust in yourself. All of which can be difficult in the setting of food addiction and bariatric surgery.
In this week’s blog post, Dr. Connie Stapleton and I explore the topic of food addiction and bariatric surgery and the role it plays in the disease of obesity and life after surgery for bariatric patients.
Dr. Connie Stapleton, PhD
Dr. Connie Stapleton is a Bariatric Psychologist that has been practicing as a licensed psychologist for 20 years. She has extensive experience in addiction and recovery.
Is Food Addiction Getting In The Way of Your Weight Loss Goals?
Weight regain after surgery is common and occurs in ~30% of patients…but it doesn’t have to be the “end all” of your weight loss surgery journey!
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- Learn the reasons why you may experience weight regain after surgery
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