Listen to our experts
The following podcasts are provided for you to hear our staff and surgeons discuss some of the important issues surrounding weight loss surgery and the treatment of obesity in general. We hope that you enjoy some of the thought provoking topics discussed.
EMOTIONAL EATING AND CRAVINGS
Coping with Cravings
· Avoid the desired food. With time, the craving will pass and will be less likely to return.
· Distract yourself: Talk to a friend, take a walk, read a book.
· Change your habits. If the craving is associated with a specific habit, avoid the activity or go to a different room.
· Keep high-fat, high-sugar, and high-calorie food out of the house. These are empty calorie foods!
Coping with Emotional Eating
· Identify the emotion. When you feel hungry, stop and ask yourself, do I really feel sad, angry, hurt, upset, depressed?
· Ask for help when you need it. Attend a support group, call BMI of Texas for help, or contact a mental health professional. Do this before the emotional eating gets out of control, and to help you identify what’s causing the emotion and provide you with strategies and alternatives for eating.
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. 2010