How to Stop Struggling with Food

If diets consume your thoughts and leave you feeling disappointed with yourself when you binge eat or “cheat” on your diet plan, we want you to know that you aren’t alone, we are here to help. This is a vicious and destructive cycle that is easy to get stuck in, but at >Advanced Surgical and Weight Loss Institute we want to help you transform into the new you. If diets aren’t working for you, we can help you jump-start your journey to becoming healthy and losing the weight that you have been struggling with.

There are many emotional reasons why people are overweight and unhappy such as stress, anxiety, insecurity, childhood trauma, depression, loneliness and boredom. Certain situations, people, thoughts or feelings can trigger unhealthy eating habits. Usually the feeling stems from feeling bad or worthless about yourself and eating your feelings brings you a sense of comfort after a stressful day. According to the American Psychology Association, thirty-three percent of adults say they have overeaten unhealthy foods because it takes their mind off of everyday stressors. After engaging in these destructive habits of unhealthy eating it leads to feeling even worse about yourself and your body.

We think it’s time for you to start loving your body! Be gentle with yourself because this drastic change isn’t going to happen overnight, but it can start with your thoughts. Thoughts are powerful. You are human and you will make mistakes, but it’s best to be kind and loving towards yourself and to build yourself up with positive thoughts. Don’t skip meals or punish yourself for emotional eating. Recognize that this is a process and take it one day at a time.

Along with positive thinking, gastric bypass surgery is a great option if you are stuck in the vicious cycle of unsuccessful dieting. Here at Advanced Surgical and Weight Loss Institute in Merritt Island, we believe we can help you make the necessary steps to jump-start your weight loss journey. Gastric bypass surgery is a quick and easy surgical procedure where the amount of food you can eat is reduced. This will help you get overcome the first trial in your weight loss goals and put you in a healthier place to take on your challenges with food in the future. If you have questions about our weight loss services or to schedule a consultation, call us today at 321-549-2000.