Staying on track after weight loss surgery and not returning back to old habits and patterns of living is often hard.
Some of the comments and struggles that I have seen in my weight loss patients include the following:
1. Weight loss surgery only deals with the "plumbing".
It doesn't deal with the underlying issues.
2. Transfer of the addiction.
Addictions can transfer from food to other substances and this behavior is also common in patients with weight loss surgery, however, by addressing the underlying causes, this can be avoided.
3. A new body but an old mind.
Most surgical programs may offer great support leading up to your operation, but then do not have the resources to deal with why the surgery was needed in the first place.