Sabotage is a deliberate action aimed at weakening another, often by applying pressure. After bariatric surgery and other weight-loss efforts, sabotage can take many forms. At best, it’s done in an effort to comfort you because the saboteur is used to doing this with food; at worst it’s done out of one’s own inability to believe they are worthy of a better life. Here’s how it happens: our best friend, our spouse, our mother, our mother-in-law, or even our own self-talk appeals to our pressure points. “I made it just for you.” “Are you going to waste it?” “Just this one time won’t hurt.” “You’ve lost enough weight, you look under-nourished, you need to eat.”
It’s really easy to let others define our boundaries or rule our choices. Even when offered with good intentions, these temptations are strategically placed to throw us off guard. They often leave us entangled in a web of guilt, shame, or self-condemnation.
With a little know how, you can be armed and ready to detect and combat diet sabotage. By remembering the commitment you’ve made to take care of yourself and to make healthier lifestyle choices, you can be strong enough to combat any sabotage efforts.
Start by revisiting your motives for having weight-loss surgery in the first place:
- Why did you have surgery?
- What are your objectives?
- What do you really want?
- What are the convictions that hold you to your plan?
- Do you have a plan of escape?
It’s best not to wait until you are in the heat of the moment to make these decisions. Understanding your own motives and strengthening your own convictions can keep you focused, armed, and alert. Keeping focus allows you to out-maneuver those sticky webs of sabotage.
It is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions for a safe recovery and to have a long-term plan that will help you maintain the benefits of massive weight loss for the rest of your life. Dr. Tsuda and his team of experts are available to find the best weight-loss treatment and strategy for you.
Read more online at: http://www.yourbariatricsurgeryguide.com/surgery-after/