There are a lot of reasons for people to eat when they are not hungry. My main reasons are:
If I am going to be successful in my weight loss journey, I have to find a way to deal with the craving to eat when I am not hungry. I have to find another way to fill that desire. I need replacement behaviors like:
- Change tasks
- Take a Walk
- Talk to Someone
Do you struggle with the desire to eat when you are not hungry? If so, how do you handle your cravings?
Kristin Lloyd is a social worker that struggled with her weight, so she had bariatric surgery. She now offers counseling to others who are going through the surgery process.
She is relatable and her vast experience makes her a great candidate to teach others about bariatric surgery. In her book, she shares her personal experiences, advice on how to succeed, and warnings about common pitfalls.
My favorite quote from the book is, “Having weight loss surgery is the first step in breaking out of the victim cycle, because this means you are acting and doing something to take back control over yourself and your life.”
Pennie Nicola had gastric sleeve surgery and wrote this book to help others who are considering the surgery or who have recently had the surgery. Her book is full of useful advice on how to decide if the surgery is right for you, picking a surgeon, and on how to succeed after the surgery.
She sums up her book with seven rules for the sleeved life.
- East less than full capacity
- Never eat and drink at the same time
- Exercise 4-6 times a week
- Keep carbs low
- Eat protein first
- Drink a lot of water
- Allow 20-30 minutes for a meal