Preparing For Weight Loss Surgery: Workbook

Paperback | August 24, 2006

byRobin F. Apple, James Lock, Rebecka Peebles

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Weight loss surgery is becoming more and more popular as a long-term solution for people to regain control of their bodies and their health. Once you make the decision to undergo surgery, it is up to you to ensure the best possible outcome. This will entail radical changes in both yourlifestyle and eating habits. To reap the maximum benefits of your weight loss surgery, you must learn new methods for dealing with unhealthy attitudes about food. When used in conjunction with therapy, this workbook provides practical tools that have been scientifically tested and shown to help people successfully prepare for,and overcome the post-operative challenges of creating new and healthy eating and lifestyle habits. This treatment program does more than teach you how to guarantee yourself a successful recovery after surgery; it teaches you the skills to manage your health and weight for the rest of your life. This workbook includes user-friendly devices to help you learn these new skills, including food records and checklists, body image journals, weight graphs, problem-solving exercises, and interactive homework assignments. All forms and worksheets can be photocopied from the book or downloaded fromthe TreatmentsThatWork website. Written by professionals in the area of eating disorders and obesity, this book will help you take control of your health as you begin your new life after weight loss surgery.

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Weight loss surgery is becoming more and more popular as a long-term solution for people to regain control of their bodies and their health. Once you make the decision to undergo surgery, it is up to you to ensure the best possible outcome. This will entail radical changes in both yourlifestyle and eating habits. To reap the maximum b...

Robin F. Apple is at Stanford University. James Lock is at Stanford University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.31 × 10.91 × 0.2 inPublished:August 24, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019518940X

ISBN - 13:9780195189407

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Understanding Your Eating Behavior3. Normalizing and Keeping Track of Your Eating4. Weighing In5. Pleasurable Alternative Activities6. Challenging Eating Situations: People, Places and Foods7. Problem Solving and Cognitive Restructuring8. Body Image9. Congratulations: You're On Your Way to the O.R.10. "What Happens After Surgery?"

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"This book is very well done... This workbook takes the issue of further examining the patient's feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. It does a good job of providing additional exercises that would also be helpful for the therapist to assign as part of his or her cognitive-behavior treatmentprogram."--PsycCRITIQUES