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How to Find Support on Social Media after Weight Loss Surgery

Social media can be a great tool, however it can also be a means of self-deprecating behavior depending on your interaction with it. We have discussed the fact that if you compare yourself in a negative light to others who post online, you are not doing yourself, or your self-esteem, any favors. Focus on what you […]
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6 Reasons to Avoid Social Media Comparisons

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

Social Media Comparisons: Self Esteem

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 […]
ultimate food freedom

The Ultimate Food Freedom

Over the past couple of weeks, I have covered topics surrounding the idea of food freedom. We have looked at how to feel freedom from obsessing over what you eat and how much you are consuming using the idea of “meaningful matters” as well as using lists. Today, I want to touch on the ultimate […]
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Video Blog: Family Dynamics and Your Weight

  The Talking it Up Show with Arlean Edwards is a local production that interviews keynote speakers within the CSRA. I, Dr. Jacome, was invited to join Arlean on set in a series of videos where I talk about what it takes to live healthy. This is the third video we are sharing from this […]
Food freedom with lists

Achieving Food Freedom with Lists

Food Freedom suggests being able to live your life without the burden of thinking about, obsessing over, and focusing on food all the time. One way to enjoy food freedom as a post-op patient is to use a food list. Keep in mind that weight loss surgery helps you lose weight in the initial months […]
Freedom from emotional eating after weight loss surgery

Food Freedom: What it Means to You

Think for a minute about your relationship with food. If food were a person, would you think of that relationship as being a healthy one? And what would other people who really knew how you and food behaved around one another think?
Food freedom after Bariatric Surgery

Food Freedom after Bariatric Surgery

“Dieting” sounds so … restrictive. Most people, when they “go on a diet” describe feeling deprived. You’ve probably been taught somewhere along the road that your thoughts lead to feelings and together, thoughts and feelings influence behavior. If a person is thinking about what foods they are banned from, and feel restricted and deprived, and […]
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5 Tips to a Positive Self-Image

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 […]
fat shaming after weight loss surgery

The New “F” Word: Fat-Shaming

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 […]