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The Psychology of Obesity

For many, it is quicker, easier, and sometimes even cheaper to pick up pre-made food than to plan a shopping list, go to the grocery store, and head home to break out the pots and pans. A lack of time can result in a lifestyle high in fast food and low in exercise, the recipe for obesity.

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Weightloss & Our Brain

Congratulations, you decided to embark on a journey of change. The next time you experience the fear it will be less, and you will be able to make a good choice rather than overreacting with a “fight or flight” response. Old automatic habits aren’t changed quickly or easily, and are stronger when we are tired.

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Fear of Failure

Most people, nearly everybody has tried to lose weight. Losing weight, whether after a period of indulgence or inactivity, in the lead up to a special event, or as an ongoing commitment is always a challenge.

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Why Bariatric Psychology is Necessary

You may be thinking “What does psychology have to do with weight loss surgery?“ This is a great question – please read on and let WLSA psychologist Leslie Hartley explain.

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R U OK? Don’t underestimate how simple, authentic gestures of support and encouragement can truly help.

It’s ‘OK’ to be ‘not OK’ and a simple chat might mean everything to a friend or loved one who may be struggling. R U OK? Day encourages a more altruistic culture of proactively caring for others every day and this can have a powerful impact on overall wellness, build relationships and add meaning to life.

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TYPE 2 DIABETES: Is there a cure?  

Bariatric surgery is a very real avenue for the treatment of diabetes. This patient came back six months after bariatric surgery and was off all his insulin and blood glucose levels within perfect ranges. He is essentially ‘cured’ of diabetes.

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Weight Loss: Jade Nyhuis-Bartz

I have fallen off the wagon and I’ve had many stalls, suffered some mental health issues with this too. But with determination and the help from the group at WLSA, I’ve been able to pick up and keep going.

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The Stigma Surrounding Weight Bias in Society & In Clinical Setting

Weight stigma has been broadly defined as bias or discriminatory behaviours targeted at individuals because of their weight. Dietitian Bayleigh Witheriff breaks down the importance of eradicating the stigma that surrounds obesity which can have a devastating effect on a person health and wellbeing.

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Tis’ The Season To Enjoy Summer!

It’s summer time, so here’s a simple reminder for the WLSA community post operation.

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Timing Is Key For Good Energy Balance

If you recently had a bariatric procedure and wondering if you can use the pool, spa or bathtub, read these suggestions by our bariatric nurse, Jacquie Dunn.

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Summer Self-Care for Optimum Weight Loss

If you recently had a bariatric procedure and wondering if you can use the pool, spa or bathtub, read these suggestions by our bariatric nurse, Jacquie Dunn.

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Sleep, Weight and Our Immune System

Sleep plays an important role in a well-functioning immune system. How does sleep affect weight? A lack of sleep can make you feel hungry and binge-eat. If you struggle to have a good night’s sleep, here are some useful pointers.