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The emotional first + aid kit : a practical guide to life after bariatric surgery

Author: Cynthia L Alexander
Publisher: West Chester, PA : Matrix Medical Communications, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"The second edition of this book is written for anyone who wants to change his or her life through bariatric weight loss surgery. Learn realistic and practical strategies for dealing with emotional difficulties encountered before and after your weight loss surgery: Relieve stress without using food; Modify unhealthy behavior; Overcome hurdles to establishing a consistent exercise program; Deal with negative  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia L Alexander
ISBN: 9780976852650 0976852659
OCLC Number: 851869576
Description: 244 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Overview --
The decision to have bariatric surgery --
How to prepare yourself psychologically before surgery --
The pre-surgery psychological evaluation --
Self-talk --
The 3-point plan --
Beginning a consistent exercise program --
Behavior modification --
Stress relief and comfort without food --
Transfer of addiction (Transfer of vice), alcohol, and smoking --
Weight maintenance --
Tips on long-term maintenance and revisions --
Additional tips for success --
Relapse prevention --
Relationships and how they may change after surgery --
Common reactions to weight loss --
Depression after surgery --
Is it true that some people do not lose very much weight after surgery? --
Afterword --
Resources.
Responsibility: by Cynthia L. Alexander.

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"The second edition of this book is written for anyone who wants to change his or her life through bariatric weight loss surgery. Learn realistic and practical strategies for dealing with emotional difficulties encountered before and after your weight loss surgery: Relieve stress without using food; Modify unhealthy behavior; Overcome hurdles to establishing a consistent exercise program; Deal with negative reactions by friends, family, and spouse to your weight loss; Prevent relapse...and more."--Publisher's description.

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