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Welcome to BariAftercare: The Podcast, where weight loss surgery patients learn healthy coping skills for dealing with the emotional and psychological issues related to living an amazing post-op life. Learn to avoid regain and how to lose post-op regain! Hosted by Dr. Connie Stapleton, a licensed psychologist with many years of experience sharing practical skills for improving your post-op relationships: with food, with other people and most importantly, the relationship you have with yourself! Be sure to check out the entire BariAftercare program for successful post-op living at www.bariaftercare.com.

Welcome to BariAftercare: The Podcast, where weight loss surgery patients learn healthy coping skills for dealing with the emotional and psychological issues related to living an amazing post-op life. Learn to avoid regain and how to lose post-op regain! Hosted by Dr. Connie Stapleton, a licensed psychologist with many years of experience sharing practical skills for improving your post-op relationships: with food, with other people and most importantly, the relationship you have with yourself! Be sure to check out the entire BariAftercare program for successful post-op living at www.bariaftercare.com.

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United States

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Welcome to BariAftercare: The Podcast, where weight loss surgery patients learn healthy coping skills for dealing with the emotional and psychological issues related to living an amazing post-op life. Learn to avoid regain and how to lose post-op regain! Hosted by Dr. Connie Stapleton, a licensed psychologist with many years of experience sharing practical skills for improving your post-op relationships: with food, with other people and most importantly, the relationship you have with yourself! Be sure to check out the entire BariAftercare program for successful post-op living at www.bariaftercare.com.

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English


Episodes

Episode 82: Part 2 of the Book Review. The Most Powerful Weight Loss Device Ever Made: The Human Brain by Claude Viens

7/11/2022
Like most people I talk to who are preparing for bariatric surgery, Claude Viens, after many times of gaining and lose the same pounds, realized he knew what he was supposed to do to lose weight – and to keep it off. The problem he faced was taking the action and continuing to take those actions over time. He eventually came to terms with the fact that there is no easy fix. Keeping weight off is an everyday commitment of changing your thinking and your behavior. Claude asked himself a lot of...

Duration:00:54:44

Episode 81: Book Review. The Most Powerful Weight Loss Device Ever Made: The Human Brain by Claude Viens

7/7/2022
In this episode, I begin a two-part series presenting some highlights from Claude Viens book. Claude makes it clear to the reader that he is not a professional in any sense when it comes to weight loss. He is a man who struggled with weight loss and regain for many years… until he figured out some very insightful thoughts and practices that allowed him to get rid of his excess weight and keep it off. The book is an easy read and is sure to speak to the heart of anyone who has struggled with...

Duration:00:47:04

Episode 80: How Chronic Diseases like Obesity and Addiction Affect the Family

6/22/2022
When a person has a chronic disease like obesity or addiction, everyone in their world is in some way affected. Family members, in particular, are impacted by the presence of a chronic disease suffered by one of its members. In the case of obesity or addiction, family members worry. They are scared about the health of their loved one. They worry about the emotional ups and downs that accompany periods of triumph over the disease followed by episodes of distress, emotion, anger and despair...

Duration:00:46:39

Episode 79: Transfer Addiction — An Interview with Joy

6/14/2022
Joy had bariatric surgery 14 years ago and lost weight as expected following surgery. Prior to surgery, Joy rarely consumed alcohol and did not knowingly engage in any other addictive behaviors or consume other addictive substances. More than a year passed before she took a sip of alcohol. Her first post-surgery drink was four ounces of wine. She was almost instantly dizzy and intoxicated. The next night she again drank a glass of wine. She did the same the following night. Within a year,...

Duration:00:48:46

Episode 78: Food Addiction — Is This You?

6/6/2022
Addiction professionals say some very wise things. For instance, Dr. Vera Tarman, author of Food Junkies (I recommend reading the 2nd edition as she talks about bariatric surgery in this version) says, “From food addiction to food serenity – freedom tastes great!” Tennie McCarty, author of Shades of Hope says, “If you can’t take it or leave it, you’re probably addicted to it.” Dr. Gabor Mate, one of my favorite addiction specialists says, “There is one addiction process… whether it is...

Duration:00:48:31

Episode 77: Food Issues and Self-Esteem — Is There a Correlation?

6/2/2022
I recently heard what turned into a controversial discussion on a radio show about whether or not someone who smokes suffers with low self-esteem. I gave the issue quite a bit of thought, broadening the question to pertain to those with food issues, alcohol issues and other addictive-type issues. My personal experience and my years as a professional working in the field of bariatrics, leads me to the conclusion that there is a correlation between food issues and self-esteem. I’m curious...

Duration:00:32:53

Episode 76: Focus on the PROCESS!

5/23/2022
“You’re Only Responsible for the Effort You Put Into Whatever You Do.” This sentence has had tremendous impact in my life. And I hope it will become a sentence that you learn to live by! People who have bariatric surgery tell me they want to live at a healthy weight and have an improved quality of life. In order for that to happen, they need to develop a healthy lifestyle that lasts for the rest of their life! Too many people focus on reaching a goal weight rather than on learning to live a...

Duration:00:52:02

Episode 75: REFUSE REGAIN — Follow the Bariatric Basics as Outlined by Dr. Susan Mitchell, Bariatric Registered Dietician

5/17/2022
The absolute best way to REFUSE REGAIN is to follow the bariatric basics. Today’s episode is one you will want to listen to on a regular basis. Today I interviewed Dr. Susan Mitchell, bariatric RD and host of her own, acclaimed podcast, Bariatric Surgery Success, which you want to listen to regularly. The link to her website is below. Be sure to sign up for her newsletter, as well! I learn all sorts of good information from Dr. Susan. In this episode, Dr. Susan breaks down the basics for how...

Duration:00:45:29

Episode 74: REFUSE REGAIN — Addressing Resistance to Making Lifestyle Change

5/11/2022
Consciously or subconsciously, many post-ops resist making the changes necessary to lose weight and to keep weight off. Well, that doesn’t make sense! People choose to have bariatric surgery. They’re informed prior to having it what they need to do behaviorally after surgery as they lose weight. They are told very specifically what behaviors they need to engage in to keep that weight off. So why would they resist doing those things? Listen in and learn about various reasons people seem to...

Duration:00:31:52

Episode 73: REFUSE REGAIN — The 4 ACES for Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance

5/1/2022
For the next several weeks I’ll be talking about regain… how to avoid it and how to lose it if it’s found you! Set it firmly in my mind that you REFUSE REGAIN! Use the information in this video and the next several videos to maintain your weight loss or to help you lose any pounds you may have regained. And then… again… REFUSE REGAIN! In today’s episode, I’ll be explaining what my 4 ACES are and how they can help you in your quest to maintain a healthy weight. If you’re a member of the full...

Duration:00:29:40

Episode 72: Body Dysmorphic Disorder OR Body Image Dissatisfaction?

4/19/2022
I’ve been hearing a lot of post-op bariatric patients using the words “body dysmorphia” quite a lot in the past couple of years in relation to how they are experiencing the changes in their bodies after major weight loss. I did some investigating as the little bit of information I had about body dysmorphic disorder did not seem to fit the description of what I heard these people discussing. Tune in to this episode and learn for yourself what I learned about the differences and similarities...

Duration:00:32:50

Episode 71: Health Coaching — Might it help YOU in your journey to maintaining a healthy weight?

4/15/2022
Health coaching is becoming more and more popular, particularly in the field of bariatric medicine! Not everyone needs the deeper dive that takes place in therapy sessions, but could definitely use an additional support person. Health coaches are tremendous for assisting you in setting goals and being an accountability person to help you remain consistent in following through with your goals! Health coaches can make suggestions, share ideas other people have used to overcome a struggle, and...

Duration:00:42:49

Episode 70: Sleep and Your Weight

4/13/2022
The information I recently learned about sleep as it relates to our health and weight has decidedly got me re-thinking the importance of sleep in my life! Bariatric patients often have one or more health comorbidities to include diabetes, sleep apnea, cardiovascular issues and hypertension. Wait until you hear how getting less than eight hours of sleep a night impacts those very same health conditions. The combination of comorbidities related to the disease of obesity and not getting enough...

Duration:00:26:46

Episode 69: Overall psychological strength and stability… for Sustained Weight

3/25/2022
What does “overall psychological strength and stability” mean and what does that have to do with maintaining weight loss? Having what the researchers of the article we have been discussing for the past several episodes call “overall psychological strength and stability” basically means being a healthy adult. Well… that doesn’t clear things up very much! Listen in and I’ll explain why being able to at least act as if we’re psychologically healthy adults is important when it comes to keeping...

Duration:00:43:45

Episode 68: Autonomy and Assuming Responsility in Life… BOTH Needed for Sustained Weight

3/23/2022
Are you an autonomous adult? Say what? Are you a person who makes decisions for themselves, who is independent and chooses their own path in life? I’m sure that in many ways and in many areas of your life, you are indeed an independent decision-maker. How about when it comes to make decisions for your life about having bariatric surgery, what foods come into your home, whether you take your lunch to the office and eat what your brought or cave when everyone orders fast food? Do you assume...

Duration:00:28:24

Episode 67: Registered Dietician Taylor Educates Us About Sugar and Sugar Substitutes

3/21/2022
What is the truth about sugar? How much is it okay for you to have in a day’s time? And what about all the sugar substitutes? Are some of them better for you than others? Or are all of the ok? Or maybe they’re all bad? Oh, yeah…. And then there are those things called sugar alcohols? What’s up with them? Listen in and get the scientific facts from Taylor! And be sure to share this information with your friends! Encourage them to listen to BariAftercare, the Podcast and for additional...

Duration:00:33:49

Episode 66: Self Efficacy — CRITICAL for Successful Weight Maintenance

3/1/2022
Self-efficacy is a person’s belief in their ability to succeed in a particular situation. When it comes to keeping weight off following bariatric surgery, many post-op patients struggle mightily to believe deep down in their heart of hearts that they will succeed in keeping their weight off for the long haul. They may or may not verbalize this sense of doubt. For every patient who does admit to having this unwanted fear related to potential weight regain, there is likely a very good reason...

Duration:00:31:29

Episode 65: Predictors for Successful Weight Maintenance — Healthy Coping Skills and the Ability to Handle Life Stress

2/21/2022
Life is stressful – both before bariatric surgery – and after bariatric surgery. You’ll continue to run late in the morning, your job will continue to overwhelm or overload you, your family will still say and do things that hurt your feelings or frustrate the bejeesus out of you, parents will continue to age, spouses and partners will disappoint you, and food triggers will remain everywhere you look. Life is stress-filled. Researchers inform us that in order to successfully maintain weight...

Duration:00:38:52

Episode 64: Predictors for Successful Weight Maintenance — Healthy SUPPORT

2/14/2022
Of course you want to lose your excess weight when you have bariatric surgery. You also (hopefully) want to keep that weight off! A group of researchers has informed us that having and utilizing a healthy support system after bariatric surgery is a great predictor for keeping weight off. Let’s bring this home. Do YOU have a support system? People in your immediate life that are there for you as you celebrate the victories related to weight loss, who are there to lovingly remind you when they...

Duration:00:44:27

Episode 63: Predictors for Successful Weight Maintenance: Internal Motivation

2/10/2022
Internal (or intrinsic) motivation has been noted by researchers as being a healthy predictor of successful weight loss maintenance. Intrinsic motivation comes from within a person rather than from outside rewards or fear of punishment. External (or extrinsic) motivation comes from a desire for some sort of physical reward. Most people, during their pre-surgical psychological evaluations say the reasons they want to have bariatric surgery include improving their health (or preventing health...

Duration:00:40:02