Overweight patients with co-morbidities were more likely to be depressed than those without diseases such as diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hypertension. Additionally, individuals with depression did not lose as much weight as non-depressed individuals.
- Understand the effects of emotional eating.
- Journal eating patterns to identify if emotional eating is taking place.
- If emotional eating is taking place, identify another activity to partake in rather than eating when you are in that emotional state.
- Stay active each day.
- Monitor the differences in mood based on your activity level.
The success the patient has after surgery is based on eating habits and an improvement in mood is essential.
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