Work through emotions

Consider the services of a therapist.

Utilizing the services of a professional therapist can help you to work through emotional issues and put some solid stress management skills in place. But few people seek out this resource as a means of support for many reasons. It could be that there is still, unfortunately, a stigma attached to therapy so there may be a feeling of embarrassment. Symptoms may not initially seem severe enough to seek help. It’s hard to know what to expect if you haven’t been in therapy before. There may be a concern that the therapist will judge or belittle. In the middle of dealing with emotional stressors, there may be little energy left to work through issues or be proactive. Therapy costs money. Family members or friends may discourage—stating that it is just a phase or that if you only did “blank” everything would be better.

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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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