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Tending to your emotional health is an important part of your weight-loss journey, especially if you're used to using food as a coping mechanism. Learn other ways of responding to stress and other emotional situations, and gain the tools you need to be healthy inside and out. 

To lose weight, first understand why you gained it

Any successful weight-loss program, including those using bariatric surgery, must include a psychological component. Everyone's reasons for gaining weight vary, but often emotional eating or another emotional issue is a factor. Whether your tendency to overeat is due to a lifestyle change, boredom, stress, loneliness, or other factors, something caused you to gain weight. Embarking on a weight-loss program without addressing the underlying reasons for the weight gain is setting yourself up for failure. Even people who have had bariatric surgery sometimes regain the weight if they don't address their reasons for their weight gain in the first place.

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Weight loss and emotional health go hand-in-hand

You are here because you've already made a commitment to your physical health. Whether you have already undergone Lap-Band surgery or are just starting to learn more about it, congratulations! You are on the road to a healthier you. As our many satisfied patients will tell you, Lap-Band surgery has truly changed their lives. They have more energy to keep up with their children, they have seen other weight-related conditions resolve, and they feel happier, healthier, and more confident.

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Harder Than It Has To Be

Ever walk on a track? It’s kind of fun, in that you get halfway around and even if you want to stop, you can’t, because you still have to walk back the other way to get to your car. Plus having a mindless route — it’s walking around in a circle, for heaven sakes — makes it easier to think about other things besides where you’re going. You can notice the trees, or the weather, or the other people exercising around you. And of those, there are always certain predictable types: the parent maneuvering the huge stroller like a DC-10 coming in for a landing, the athletic competitor zooming past on a training run, the elderly person listening to the ball game on their progress-be-damned transistor radio as they walk slowly around in a windbreaker and sensible slacks.

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Growing Yourself Healthy, Inside and Out

So much of WLS is about quantitative change. A better weight. A better dress size/blood pressure reading/menu choice/BMI. Who can blame anyone then, for having trouble loving themselves unconditionally during this process? Weigh this, be this. Weigh that, and forget it — we’re gonna potato chip out alone with too many cats for the rest of our lives.

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Obesity Incites Fear, Depression in Women

Though most average-weight women surveyed in a study said they had no negative feelings regarding obesity, brain scans told a different story.

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