Gastric Surgery? But its not about the food!
Wow, I couldn’t have written this better
Here is a great article from Michelle May from “Am I hungry?” about Bariatric (also known as Gastric) surgery
My favourite part is
Bariatric Surgery: No Quick Fix
When people ask my opinion about bariatric surgery, I have to admit that it’s a tough question because many of those who decide to try surgery believe that they’ve tried everything else. Most have never even heard of intuitive or mindful eating.
Some believe or hope that having bariatric surgery will solve all of their problems-but nothing could be further from the truth. For example, if you’re an “emotional eater,” the situations and emotions that triggered eating in the past are unlikely to disappear simply because you’ve chosen to have bariatric surgery. As one patient said, “They didn’t operate on my brain!”
…Bottom line: It breaks my heart to see people invest so much yet continue to struggle in their relationship with food.
Please read the rest of her article as it is very enlightening