Members of Your Team – Parents

Parents – The emotional attachment of a parent to a child may reduce their ability to have a non-emotional assessment of the risks versus the benefits of weight loss surgery, even if the evidence is overwhelmingly positive, as it is for most considering surgery. Parents may also harbor some feelings of guilt—that they had a hand in creating your excess weight. They may be slow to come on board, but parents can be your biggest supporters once they understand the benefits that the surgery can provide.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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