A lot of people who embark on a dramatic weight loss journey do it for a variety of reasons. Health is, of course, a strong focus. Carrying excessive weight can put a lot of pressure on your body. But physical health isn’t the only reason why we want to lose weight. I am ashamed of […]
Maintaining a healthy weight is a great way to improve your overall well-being and boost your self-confidence. If you’ve recently had significant weight loss, then you should certainly feel proud of your achievements. But many people have difficultly with their new body image. If you struggle to accept your body after significant weight loss then […]
Eating Disorders and Bariatric Surgery Many people seeking bariatric surgery have eating disorders. While studies do not show eating disorders to be an accurate predictor for weight loss surgery outcomes, studies do show that people who have eating disorders either lose less weight or regain more weight after bariatric surgery than those who do not […]
What Is Body Image? Body image is the perception about how we look and the thoughts and feelings that arise from one’s body identity. Most of the time, we view ourselves accurately and are comfortable with our bodies. A person can feel good about certain parts of her body but less satisfied with other parts. […]
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Weight Loss? Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight loss, also known as CBT for weight loss, is a merger of behavioral therapy and cognitive therapy. The therapy focuses on the role that thoughts and perceptions play in determining how we feel and what we do. Cognitive behavioral therapy maintains that our behaviors […]
Body Image and Sexuality Beauty In the Eye of the Beholder Self image is the idea a woman has about her abilities, appearance, and personality. It may or may not be as others actually see us. The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty hired a forensic sketch artist to draw women as they see themselves and […]
You have undoubtedly noticed by now the changes since your gastric bypass surgery. You are eating better, exercising, taking vitamins, and sex after weight loss is better. Your diet has changed, and your menu is now a high protein, low carbohydrate diet that is rich in fish, lean meat, fruit and vegetables. Perhaps you have […]
I do not know for certain if the United States is a country made of mirrors, but I sometimes suspect it might be. I also suspect that there is no person living in this country who can actually pass by one of these mirrors without taking in his or her reflection — especially the body […]
My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
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