Counseling before and after Bariatric Surgery can be a tremendous help! It can help improve mood, teach stress management techniques so you’re better equipped to handle surgery and to maintain a healthy lifestyle afterward. In preparation for surgery, counseling can help you identify and assess risks that could make it hard for you to make the necessary changes needed in order to lose weight and keep it off. This is the hard part! For many of us, the struggle with managing our weight is the result of lack of exercise, excessive eating and poor habits, like skipping meals, binge eating and evening snacking. The therapeutic process can help you change such habits and decrease emotional eating.
Having Bariatric Surgery causes a major effect in many areas of your life. It is important to seek help if you find that you’re having difficulty adjusting to the many changes after surgery. Seek support via family, friends and professional counseling. Counseling is especially rewarding because it assist with modifying your behaviors and helps you to feel less isolated while you’re traveling your weight loss journey.