I want to begin this post by saying that if you are considering surgical intervention for weight loss, please be sure that you also take care of the head game too. I think that sometimes whenever we attempt to lose weight, the one thing we do not remember to take care of is our brain and our psyche.
We meticulously plan meals, count calories, fat grams, carb grams and protein grams. We measure out appropriate portions of food and track every bite, lick and taste that passes our lips. We take the right supplements at the right times of day and remember to drink our water. We even plan workout schedules and wear fitness tracking devices when working out to see how hard we are working or how much we are walking. We may even take measurements of key body parts and take photographs at certain intervals so that we can see the change in ourselves over time. But we rarely remember to perform the most important self-care that you can do whenever you’re trying to lose a large amount of weight–taking care of our minds. And it is our brain that requires the greatest amount of TLC and maintenance along any weight loss journey, no matter how you choose to pursue it.