Is it the time of year or am I just a little more sensitive to the pleas for help that have been coming my way? Some patients have written to me to ask for help since they’re struggling big time; others have expressed doubts that their surgery is still working for them (and there’s more
The upside of being housebound for the last couple of days is that I have been able to read around the subjects that fascinate me – healthy eating and how the body can be manipulated towards poor and good food choices. Most of the interesting and salient facts I have recently been using in
As any dieter knows and WLS patient recognises, when we get emotional, it’s easier to get tempted and eat something we’ll later regret. The temptation also seemingly doubles when a comfort food is present. Here are a few things to know: 1. Men and women have different comfort foods. While women generally prefer
Once the ‘honeymoon period’ is over after WLS and sometimes before, when we mistakenly believe full-on, insatiable physical hunger returns, we have to ask ourselves is this real ‘physical’ hunger or something else at play? I think the key to understanding this can be demonstrated in the checklist below.
We all deal with “head hunger,” that insistent little voice that tells us we really need a bacon double cheeseburger, even though we had a full lunch two hours ago. Coping with head hunger is a fact of life, even for those of us who have had weight loss surgery.