Emotional Eating

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Dealing with Cravings

Hunger is your body’s way of telling you that you need food. A craving is a strong desire for a specific food. Cravings can come on due to emotions and/or environmental triggers. How do you tell the difference between hunger and a craving? A craving comes from the mind, while hunger comes from the body. … Continue reading

Manage your cravings after weight loss surgery

Whether you are preparing for surgery or are focusing on weight loss/maintenance after surgery, food cravings can pose a challenge in your everyday life. Cravings can be the result of stress, boredom, the environment you are in, not following a proper meal schedule or other reasons. Cravings have little to do with nutrients and plenty … Continue reading

Emotional Eating & Common Food Challenges After Bariatric Surgery

People tend to bury their feelings in food. Food is often used as a comfort source for many emotions. It’s like our best friend. Bariatric surgery provides a tool to control your portion sizes and combined with our program, can teach you to choose your foods wisely. Bariatric surgery does not change your life in … Continue reading

Craving: Great or Eager desire; Yearning

Whether you are preparing for surgery or you are focusing on weight loss/maintenance after surgery, cravings can pose a challenge in your everyday life. Cravings can be the result of not eating the right foods or not following a proper meal schedule. They can also be the result of stress, boredom, your environment or bad … Continue reading

THOUGHTFUL HOLIDAY EATING FOR POST-OP PATIENTS

Imagine the relief of not having to worry about overeating as this holiday season approaches. Imagine what it would be like to feel full and satisfied after a few bites of delicious and nutritious food. Imagine if you knew how to prioritize the order in which you eat your food to feel and stay well. … Continue reading

Sabotaging your Weight Loss/Dealing with Cravings/ Weight Regain

Having bariatric surgery does not necessarily mean that you’ll be free from cravings or bouts of emotional eating. Succumbing to food cravings and emotional eating can lead to weight regain and, for gastric bypass patients, possible dumping syndrome. A lot of people fight the craving for a period of time and then try eating the … Continue reading

9 Ways to Naturally Prevent Depression

Dealing with depression and low moods can sometimes seem insurmountable, but you may be able to take some simple steps to naturally improve your mood. The way we feel is intricately tied to both our actions and our bodies. By improving factors such as sleep, exercise, and diet, you can improve your mood and help … Continue reading

New Beginnings as Fall Approaches

With summer winding down and September upon us, our kids back to school and the excitement and anticipation of fall activities and holiday’s approaching, the Bariatric Surgery team at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, NY offers a fresh approach to our Bariatric Surgery Support Group Blog.  We hope that the topics discussed will help you … Continue reading

I’ve realized that food, cravings and overeating do not have the same PULL as before surgery…

I’ve realized that food, cravings and overeating do not have the same PULL as before surgery. It used to be VERY pleasurable and time-consuming. It was a serious addiction to overeating fatty carbohydrate-rich foods. So, I was wondering, Is it an actual physical addiction? Did the surgery make that addiction go away? Here is what … Continue reading

Happy Friday Ev…

Happy Friday Everyone!  Hard to believe it’s already March and spring is just around the corner!  Our support group topic for this month is Psychology: Sabotaging your weight loss.  Thought you might be interested in a great resource which ties into this topic:  The Emotional First + Aid Kit – A Practical Guide to Life … Continue reading