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Enhancing Mental Wellness: Key Strategies Before and After Weight Loss Surgery
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Tips to boost mental health after bariatric surgery

In today’s fast-paced world, the conversation around enhancing mental wellness  is more vital than ever. The rise of digital platforms has sparked discussions on emotional well-being and the importance of shedding unhelpful habits and mindsets. Mental health, encompassing our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, plays a crucial role in every facet of our lives. It […]

Undergoing bariatric surgery is a significant step towards a healthier life. However, the journey doesn’t end with surgery; it continues with how you adapt and maintain your new lifestyle. An essential aspect of this post-surgery journey is monitoring your weight. The process of weighing yourself after bariatric surgery is crucial but must be approached with […]

Our emotions significantly influence our dietary habits. It’s quite common for intense feelings to disrupt our eating patterns, often leading to a sense of losing control over food intake. This phenomenon connects closely with the relationship between depression and weight gain, which isn’t solely a result of external factors but also involves chemical imbalances in […]

Talking to a loved one about obesity can be a difficult conversation. Obesity affects nearly 42% of the American adult population, so the chances that you know someone who is suffering from this disease is very high. In most cases, your loved one likely knows they are overweight and are aware of the complications of […]

Finding confidence after bariatric surgery isn’t hard in the first few months post-operatively. One of the many benefits of bariatric surgery is the confidence you will gain after losing weight. The first few months after surgery are euphoric—the weight is coming off, and you feel much healthier. In many cases, patients will maintain most of […]

Weight loss surgery adds a lot of stress to your life and can ultimately lead to addictions after bariatric surgery if you are not managing your mental health properly. Many bariatric patients suffer, or have suffered, from psychological conditions such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, and difficulty handling the social stresses of being overweight. Bariatric surgery […]

You’ve been working on improving your self-esteem by engaging in positive self-talk and by treating your body to healthy food and exercise. These are great ways to build self-confidence and an overall sense of self-worth. Yet in order to truly live our healthiest lives, we need to address our whole self: our minds, our bodies […]

You know the importance of talking to yourself with compassion and kindness when it comes to improving your self-esteem. The kinder the self-talk, the greater the self-esteem.

There is no way around it. In order to truly live our healthiest lives, we need to address our whole self: our minds, our bodies and our beings (or spirit). In order to improve our self-esteem, we must work on improving our relationships with ourselves. First, we have to deal with the mind and make sure […]

Social media has become a great tool to stay in touch with old friends, express your creative side, and even promote a brand or a business. However, social media is also the root of many individuals’ low self esteem. With the deceitful nature of social media—people posting edited photos of themselves in good lighting or […]

Self esteem is the confidence an individual has in their own ability to achieve their goals, how they quantify their self worth, and how much self respect they have. We all go through periods when we have high self esteem and periods when we have low self esteem, fluctuating, most often, as a result of […]

Self-Image is exactly what is sounds like… the way you see yourself! There are a lot of “self” words that go together to make up our overall sense of self-worth, or our own sense of value. Remember that the more we value ourselves, the more we improve our relationship with our self, the better we […]

If ever there were a combined pair of words that had the bariatric world buzzing, it’s these two: fat-shaming. These two words can evoke intense emotions for those who have, or who are, suffering from the disease of obesity. Similarly, the family members and loved ones of those who suffer from the disease of obesity […]

Weight loss patients often obsess over the number on the scale. As an RD (registered dietitian), I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard from patients how they just want to weigh a certain weight or lose that last 10 pounds. Too often, patients lose sight of what they have already accomplished and […]

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