Emotional health


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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. 

The lesson of late autumn

Taking cues from nature can help us stay emotionally balanced through periods of transition

For all of its beauty, late autumn can make us feel especially vulnerable. The garden is bare, Halloween is over, and minutes of light are lost every day. The shortened days can leave us feeling bereft and wary of winter, or they can be a time of reflection and hope as we prepare for the challenges ahead.

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What's Your REAL Problem Hiding Under Other Issues?

CNN.com's Living section has an article from Oprah.com that helps us understand the underlying issues that we may not be recognizing as the core problem. Problems like weight, your job, or personal relationships may be receiving the blame for issues that haven't been dealt with yet.

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Conquering Doctor Clinic Fear

Before considering the Lap-Band, Gastric Bypass or any type of WLS the fear of doctor's visits and exams can be a big hurdle to clear. Here are some tips to help refocus your perceptions and minimize stress.

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Correcting Your Course

Reaching your goals requires honest evaluation of your progress and the wisdom to correct your course when necessary. Ask yourself what you are trying to achieve and what actions you have been taking to achieve this goal. If you aren't getting the desired results, you may need to examine your approach. 

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At mybiglife.com, we are committed to bringing our readers the best in all things bariatric. The Weight Loss Surgery Channel provides a wide variety of videos aimed towards providing information, encouragement, and support to those who are considering or have undergone bariatric surgery. President Craig Thompson underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in 1997 and discovered that WLS patients often require assistance with deeper emotional issues that can contribute to obesity. He founded the Weight Loss Surgery Channel to help provide WLS patients with the information and support they need to live healthier lives . mentally and emotionally and well as physically.

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Dealing With Criticism

How do you deal with people who are overly critical about your choices or continue to tear you down in order to build themselves up? Craig Thompson offers advice on responding to negative people with tolerance and grace.

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