Weight loss surgery is often seen as an “easy way out”, or a short-term “band-aid” that only masks deeper problems. On the other side, beliefs persist that surgery can solve problems all by itself. In short, the idea of surgery as a drastic solution seesaws with the idea that it’s a lazy solution. The reality is way more complex than this.
Fall, and Back-to-School time, lend themselves to resolutions. This is a time of transition, often with a recommitment to routine. It’s a season, too, that lacks the pressure that charges New Year’s Day. Resolutions to change specific, sometimes small, habits are those most likely to succeed, in any season. This fall, I’m thinking specifically of “Eat More Sanely” targets. Such targets surely bolster those aimed at diet. Attitude, self-care, and behavioral goals emerge here—and any one will render the desired weight and fitness goals more likely to happen, and more likely to stick.
Read this recent post on my "Thin From Within" blog at Psychology Today! http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/thin-within/201403/addictive-foods
Those of us concerned with diet, health, weight, eating disorders, and addiction follow what I call “Sugar News” with great interest. Today, binger eaters or self-identified "food addicts" benefit most from the news.