Obesity

Obesity is a condition marked by excess accumulation of body fat. Genetic factors play a key role in obesity, but so do behavioral factors — especially eating too much and exercising too little. Obesity can lead to diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and other problems. In fact, some researchers believe that obesity is second only to smoking as a preventable cause of death. Learn more

Source: American Psychological Association

Obesity & Weight Loss Surgery

 

Many people with obesity are electing to undergo bariatric surgery, which is also known as weight loss surgery. These books are useful companions to anyone considering this surgery or who is currently going through this process.


 

Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery: Workbook (Treatments That Work)

Weight loss surgery is becoming more and more popular as a long-term solution for people to regain control of their bodies and their health. Once you make the decision to undergo surgery, it is up to you to ensure the best possible outcome. This will entail radical changes in both your lifestyle and eating habits.

To reap the maximum benefits of your weight loss surgery, you must learn new methods for dealing with unhealthy attitudes about food. When used in conjunction with therapy, this workbook provides practical tools that have been scientifically tested and shown to help people successfully prepare for, and overcome the post-operative challenges of creating new and healthy eating and lifestyle habits. This treatment program does more than teach you how to guarantee yourself a successful recovery after surgery; it teaches you the skills to manage your health and weight for the rest of your life.

This workbook includes user-friendly devices to help you learn these new skills, including food records and checklists, body image journals, weight graphs, problem-solving exercises, and interactive homework assignments. Written by professionals in the area of eating disorders and obesity, this book will help you take control of your health as you begin your new life after weight loss surgery.

 

 


 

The Weight Loss Surgery Workbook: Deciding on Bariatric Surgery, Preparing for the Procedure, and Changing Habits for Post-Surgery Success

Develop Your Personal Plan for Weight Loss Surgery Success

How do you imagine life after weight loss surgery? Maybe you see yourself living a more exciting life than ever before, participating in activities you haven’t enjoyed in years. If you have been stuck in an ongoing struggle with obesity, your dreams for life after bariatric surgery may be as simple as being able to sit in a seat at a movie theater or going for a walk outside. Chances are, along with those dreams, you also have lingering questions and concerns about the bariatric surgery process. If you’re seeking honest answers, The Weight Loss Surgery Workbook can help.

This workbook will be your guide every step of the way as you prepare to make a smooth transition into post-surgery life. Written by a medical psychologist who has counseled many clients through weight loss surgery, it offers skills from cognitive behavioral therapy to help you make the critical pre-surgery lifestyle changes and adjustments to your eating and exercise habits that will enable you to maintain the best results after the procedure.

This workbook will help you:

  • Make the decision whether or not to undergo bariatric surgery
  • Choose the right kind of surgery for you
  • Find a qualified surgeon and dietician
  • Control problem eating and emotional eating
  • Make peace with your body after surgery

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

 

 


The Weight Loss Surgery Coping Companion: A Practical Guide for Coping with Post-Surgery Emotions

 

In The Weight Loss Surgery Coping Companion, Dr. Kabala assists post-weight loss surgery patients, many of whom have a history of using overeating as a coping mechanism, in identifying healthy, new, non-food related strategies for coping with challenging feelings. With insight and sensitivity, Dr. Kabala leads readers through exercises that help them develop strategies for coping with anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, identity confusion, and the compulsion to overeat– emotions common to the post-surgery period. Packed with quotes from actual weight loss surgery patients, this book allows readers to recognize that they are not alone in their challenges. Readers walk away with a personalized coping guide that can be used not only during the post-surgery period, but also for a lifetime.