Publisher: Dr. Tanie Miller Kabala
Publication Date: February 07, 2018
Binding: Kobo eBook
In The Weight Loss Surgery Coping Companion, Dr. Tanie Kabala addresses the emotional side of weight loss surgery. In this self-help book, she assists weight loss surgery patients- many of whom have a long history of using overeating as a coping mechanism- in identifying healthy, new strategies for coping with challenging feelings and emotional eating. With insight and sensitivity, Dr. Kabala leads readers through journaling exercises that help them develop strategies for coping with anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, identity confusion, and the compulsion to overeat- feelings common to the post-surgery period.
Recognizing that emotional eating often leads to re-gain after surgery, Dr. Kabala provides two detailed, mindfulness-based strategies for overcoming emotional eating, The Nourish Technique and the COPE Technique.
Packed with quotes from actual patients, this book allows readers to recognize that their challenges are shared by many members of the weight loss surgery community. Readers walk away with a personalized coping guide that can be used not only during the post-surgery period, but also for a lifetime.
"As a surgeon specializing in weight loss, I have found that much of my patients' success is attributed to what happens outside the operating room. The importance of lifestyle changes, behavior modification, and mindful eating cannot be understated. Dr. Kabala's book is a recipe for success. We give a copy to all of our patients, and have seen a measurable benefit in those patients who use it- not only in their total weight loss, but in their satisfaction with and longevity of their weight loss."
-Marc A. Neff, MD, FACS, Bariatric Surgeon
"I have seen my weight loss patients have extreme success after reading Dr. Kabala's book, and have found that patients who read it are more apt to comply with necessary changes to make their health journey a safe, successful one. I recommend Dr.