Category Archives: Weight Issues

Eminem – A Cautionary Tale of Addiction Replacement

August 12, 2015

Addiction affects the brain in profound ways – many of which we don’t fully understand. A mix of genetic and environmental influences create the perfect storm for the millions of Americans that succumb to addiction and relapse. It is no … Continue reading

Managing Eating Disorders with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

May 5, 2015

Like Substance Use Disorders, eating disorders are often a function of deeply ingrained maladaptive core beliefs and assumptions, that not only prescribe the lens through which a client views the world, but also limits his/her reactions to a very distinct … Continue reading

Psychological Effects of Obesity

December 4, 2012

By Dr. Muhammad Feteiha, Advanced Surgical Associates Understanding obesity means much more than calorie counting and exercise regimens. Yes, the results of obesity are most visible in someone’s physical presence, but the psychological effects of obesity are downright insidious.

Understanding Addiction In those Suffering from Obesity

June 12, 2012

By Dr. Matthew Lublin, Bariatric Surgeon As a bariatric surgeon, many patients come into my office wanting to lose a significant amount of weight, thinking that once the weight is gone, all their problems will cease to exist – the … Continue reading

Are You a Food Addict?

February 6, 2012

By Dr. Muhammad Feteiha, Bariatric Surgeon If you are obese or morbidly obese you may be wondering if you are a food addict. Addiction to food has become more common, especially with people’s hectic lifestyles and the availability of cheap, … Continue reading

Addicition Transfer after Weight Loss Surgery

November 15, 2011

By Dr. Jefferson Vaughan, Bariatric Surgeon Food addiction is real. Just as our bodies can become dependent on “traditionally addictive” substances, so too do our bodies crave and need sugar and fat. Uncontrolled urges lead to overeating and a vicious … Continue reading

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