The Emotional Impact of Being Overweight
Working with obese patients has been eye-opening to the stigma they face in their daily lives. In a culture where thin is highly valued, career promotions, dating, and travel are limited due to your size. It’s no wonder that anxiety, depression, and addictions are higher in individuals struggling with their weight. I asked several people who struggle with their weight about the emotional impact on their lives. These were a few of their comments: Your children are embarrassed
What is Obesity Protecting You From?
The recent statistics from the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) has reported that about one-third (33.8%) of U.S. adults are obese. That number rises every day, and keeping up with it is more difficult than keeping up with your stocks. I work with the finest bariatric surgeons in the U.S. They are dedicated to helping their patients lose weight in an effort to thwart diseases, and minimize current disease progression. I also run several 12-step food addiction g
Are You A Food Addict?
I run several support groups for the morbidly obese in the Houston area. Two of the groups specifically deal with food addictions. The members in this group participate in a 12 step program that helps them learn new coping mechanisms besides turning to food. It is very difficult. They have been using food as their lover for years. Their use of food is different from mine or others. They actually have a relationship with their food. Just as an alcoholic or a drug addict turns