The Impact of Impulsivity on Weight Loss Four Years after Bariatric Surgery

Lack of control and depression can make one more at risk for less healthy eating behaviors. The lack of self-control impacts the success of weight loss after surgery

5 Tips:

  1. Keep a food journal to track eating habits and your mood.
  2. Buy healthy choices for food selection to decrease impulse buying.
  3. Meal prep in advance.
  4. Set budgets for the amount of food you can buy.
  5. Replace previous foods that you eat when you have certain emotions with healthy alternatives

For individuals that have weight loss surgery, impulsivity and depression seem to be connected for predicting pathological eating behavior.

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