Author: Maria

MAKING FOOD FUN AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

Reading Time: 10 minutes Table of Contents FOCUS ON HEALTH FIRST GET CREATIVE DON’T GET STUCK ON SPECIFICS OPEN YOUR MIND TO NEW OPTIONS PLANNING IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE IT HAPPEN After individuals have had weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, they can feel down about foods. From a behavioral perspective, it is important to make food fun and enjoyable whether someone has had bariatric surgery or not. The purpose of making food fun and enjoyable is to make healthy foods enticing and engaging. Many overweight and obese individuals seek out pleasurable foods that are...

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BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE AFTER WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

Reading Time: 10 minutes Table of Contents The Post-Op Diet The Long-Term Plan Lasting beyond the Honeymoon period This is where most individuals struggle most with long-term behavioral change. Key ways to long-term behavioral change Change Happens Slowly – Give it Time FOCUS ON HEALTH FIRST GET CREATIVE DON’T GET STUCK ON SPECIFICS OPEN YOUR MIND TO NEW OPTIONS PLANNING IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE IT HAPPEN So many people think that weight loss surgery is an easy fix. As someone who has had surgery, I can fully share with everyone out there that believes this, that this...

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7 SIGNS YOU LACK HEALTHY BOUNDARIES

Reading Time: 9 minutes Table of Contents 7 telltale signs So how do we establish boundaries? If you’ve been going through life feeling like your needs and wants aren’t being met…particularly in your relationships, it is probably because you have some unhealthy boundaries in place (or none at all). Lack of boundaries = lack of self worth. This has definitely been one of the lessons I needed to learn in my life. I was in the deep end of the “unhealthy boundary” pool, that I didn’t even know that the things that had kept happening in my life were...

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THE POWER OF PERSEVERANCE

Reading Time: 9 minutes Table of Contents Winning at life and business is about endurance What does perseverance look like? So, what does perseverance look like? WRITING DOWN YOUR GOALS SETS AN INTENTION   Winning at life and business is about endurance.   The difference between success and failure in achieving a goal boils down to one thing. Perseverance. Motivation waxes and wanes. Your determination and perseverance is what will carry you through the times when your motivation dips…or completely stops all together.   What does perseverance look like?   Let’s start with what it doesn’t look like. If...

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OVERATE AGAIN? HERE ARE THE FOUR THINGS YOU NEED TO DO TO GET BACK ON TRACK FAST

Reading Time: 9 minutes Table of Contents Here are the four things you need to do when things go sideways to put the past behind you and get back on track ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Evenings, weekends, travel, we all have our trigger times and situations when we tend to overeat, eat the wrong things – or both. Often, we’re left feeling like we have no idea how to gain self control over food. We might be tired, out of our regular routine, or enjoying time with friends or family who don’t share the same goals in terms of healthy eating...

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