Weight loss surgery patients who maintain the best results after the bariatric surgery aren't necessarily those wtih the best surgeons, but those who prepare themselves for psychological changes and lifestyle changes before the surgery even takes place. This workbook helps readers determine whether or not bariatric surgery is the best option for them - and, if it is, learn how to make these critical preparations in order to ensure a positive result.
* Unlike competing books, this guide emphasises psychological preparation for surgery.
* 34 percent of adults are not just overweight, but obese.
Doreen A. Samelson, Ed.D., MSCP, is a medical psychologist specialising in weight loss surgery and the treatment of eating disorders. An experienced public speaker, she regularly lectures on weight and food related topics and is the author of Feeding the Starving Mind. She lives and practices in Northern California.