What Is The Emotional Tummy Tuck? Do YOU Need One?
In today’s article from Michelle Bybel a hudson valley holistic health coach she addresses the unmet psychological reasons why people get tummy tucks or liposuction.
Using FOOD as a form of psychological treatment or therapy.
Lets give our attention to Michelle as she discusses this.
Why am I writing this article? Because it pains me to see so many women who are desperate to lose weight, especially those desperate enough to want to turn to drastic measures such as bariatric or plastic surgery.
While I understand that medical professionals consider procedures like bariatric surgery to be necessary for some people, I can’t help but wonder if this is nothing more than a “medically supervised” quick fix.
Why do I say this? Because I have seen people turn to these risky procedures, only to regain all of the weight they lost and then some. The problem is that these procedures don’t teach you anything – they just “shrink” your stomach so you don’t eat as much. Not to mention the severe side effects, both short- and long-term, that follow this type of procedure.
The bigger problem is that you can easily stretch out your new “small” stomach over time by engaging in the same behaviors that caused you to gain the weight in the first place. There is always a way around everything – you will find a way to eat more, if that is what you want to do.
Why would you want to eat more even after “going under the knife?” Because you haven’t made peace with your relationship with yourself, and food is the coping skill you have used to deal with all of the emotional yuck that has kept you in a state of existing rather than truly living.
Cutting, re-routing, stapling, or adjusting your stomach with a band to make it smaller in a one-day procedure is not the answer. Why? Because you are likely desperate to lose weight and are looking for just about anything to do it. How has this procedure taught you anything different? Is this procedure going to prevent you from making fast food runs, or eating out of frustration, sadness, or anxiety?
I am afraid that this procedure is more of a Band-Aid than a cure. If it was a “cure” for obesity, people would not be regaining the weight after surgery. I just read an article about a woman who was desperate to lose weight and had gastric bypass, and guess what? She gained all of the weight back, and was now embarking on a new journey to lose the weight that has been plaguing her for years in a more natural way.
Just look at celebrities like Carnie Wilson – she underwent bariatric surgery and still struggles with keeping the weight off.
So, what is the cure? Continue reading