Chances are that if you are preparing to undergo bariatric surgery, your relationship with food has been unhealthy. As part of your preparation, you’ve learned more about the emotional impact food has on your life, why you’ve struggled with your weight and the permanent changes you can expect after the procedure, but while you are looking forward to a fitter, healthier you, others in your life may struggle to adjust. Understanding how your weight loss will affect your friends, co-workers and spouse can help you lay the foundation for a smoother transformation.
Within every workplace are food and relationship dynamics that your weight loss may threaten. Popular food-centric events may no longer appeal to you and as you gain confidence and energy, you’ll need less support from co-workers, making some feel threatened. Consider these ways to make them feel more secure:
– Include them in your surgical preparation. Make … Read the rest