Weight loss Surgery (Obesity Surgery) & Professional Advice

If your Body Mass Index (BMI) indicates that you are classified as ‘obese’ or ‘morbidly obese’ than you have probably already been referred to a dietician.  Keep a diet diary and together explore your eating habits and discuss new healthy eating diets.  Often our relationship with food is linked with more deep-seated emotional issues.  It is worth consulting a psychologist to determine why you are overeating. 

There is no shame in gaining professional advice, our relationship with food is often complex and it takes professionals to unpick many of the reasons we overeat.  It may be that we are in denial, this is very common with obese people who just don’t want to face up to some of the very painful realities of what has made food their friend in times of stress and unhappiness. 

For many of us that are obese we have lived with excessive weight from childhood and are not strangers to bullying and name-calling and hence low self-esteem.  A psychologist or counsellor can help us understand ourselves better.

Once we understand that often our view of ourselves are not helping us in our weight loss goals we can start on a more positive start.  Remember that even if you do decide to undertake weight loss surgery, this is only a tool for weight loss you still need to examine your relationship with food to ensure that you have long-term success with weight loss. 

Weight loss surgery will also not necessary make you feel happier, this is work you need to do for yourselves so seeing a counsellor or psychologist is a positive step. 

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