I have always viewed the choice to have weight loss surgery as a lifelong lifestyle change. For me this lifestyle change affects us not just physically but also mentally and spiritually.
After years of obesity and attempting diet after diet with weight loss only to gain more back many of us still have a healthy fear of weight regain in our post bariatric surgery lives. We need resources and professionals that recognize those fears and give us the support we truly deserve.
Eat It Up! is written by Dr. Connie Stapleton who is one of the most supportive/positive/inspiring professionals I’ve met in our bariatric community. She has a profound knowledge of the psychological struggles we face and has provided us with additional insight and strategies to overcome our barriers.
I highly recommend this book for all post-op patients no matter where you are in your journey.