Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Children of Gastric Bypass Patients at Risk for Eating Disorders


As parents who've had gastric bypass we face many challenges raising a family. Perhaps an unexpected challenge is when a child develops an eating disorder that may be exacerbated by the parents dieting habits. It turns out as our children observe us diet and fail (repeatedly) before having gastric bypass, then they watch us lose weight in an almost obsessive excitement after weight loss surgery (WLS), some panic and vow "this will not happen to me." A descent into an eating disorder may follow.

According to AnorexiaBulimaHelp "Dieting or restriction of certain foods, or excessive dieting from parents" is a contributing factor in teen and pre-teen eating disorders. In addition "The appearance obsessed society most people live in can contribute to eating disorders . . . When combined with a low self-esteem, feelings of depression or anxiety or isolation, the effects can be devastating. Eating disorders commonly erupt as a coping mechanism, as a way for people to feel more "normal" and in control in a society that isn't really normal to begin with."

Wow. Are you worried? Growing up I watched my mother work her way up and down the scale many times. No need to name the diets she tried: we all tried them. I believe I learned from her that diet equals failure. It seems like every time she'd get to the benchmark, "this is the lowest weight I've been since having my first child" suddenly her weight loss would stop and back up the scale she'd climb at a rapid rate. She is morbidly obese today and no longer attempts dieting. Who can blame her?

Did she know that was the lesson she was teaching me? That eventually I'd "diet" myself into morbid obesity? I don't think so, and I don't blame her. She didn't know any better.

We know better today. It is our stewardship to our children to do the best we can to protect them, raise them healthy, and teach them healthy habits of nutrition and exercise. We owe it to our children to keep them off the operating table and out of eating disorder treatment centers.

But how to do that? By example and by being informed.

AnorexiaBulimaHelp.com is a comprehensive resource on eating disorders - if you fear someone in your family is suffering from an eating disorder please visit this site. The site includes many links to several other resources about eating disorders.

Copyright © 2005 Kaye Bailey - All Rights Reserved.

Kaye Bailey is a weight loss surgery success story having maintained her health and goal weight for 5+ years. An award winning journalist, she is the author and webmaster of http://www.livingafterwls.com and http://www.livingafterwls.blogspot.com Fresh & insightful content is added daily, check in often.


MORE RESOURCES:

ANINEWS

breakthrough may lead to weight loss 'holy grail'
Fox News
For the first time, researchers have identified brown fat in a living human – a find that could lead to development of future weight loss treatments. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers from Warwick Medical School, University ...
Weight loss breakthrough: New way found to observe 'good' fatDelhi Daily News
Brown fat breakthrough may be 'holy grail' of weight lossANINEWS
Finding Brown Fat In MRIs Is A Big Step For Obesity ResearchHuffington Post
Medical News Today -Health.com
all 28 news articles »


Shed the Pounds: Medically Supervised Weight Loss
Christian Broadcasting Network
He's talking about the medically supervised weight loss program in which he's participating at Virginia's Bon Secours Weight Loss Institute. Just eight months ago he tipped the scales at a staggering 526 pounds, barely able to squeeze into size 66 jeans.



Examiner.com

Dr. Ian Smith's 'Super Shred' diet delivers 20-pound weight loss in 4 weeks
Examiner.com
In an exclusive interview Thursday, Dr. Smith explained why calorie disruption delivers rapid weight loss, and how his new book, Super Shred: The Big Results Diet, can help you lose 20 pounds in four weeks. "When your body gets the same amount of ...



Local chef to run miniMarathon to celebrate 100 pound weight loss
WLKY Louisville
ROSS' WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY BEGAN A FEW YEARS AGO -- HE WAS AT 327 POUNDS -- WORKING 12 HOUR DAYS -- ON HIS FEET. SOMETHING HAD TO GIVE. "You know I started small, I set little goals for myself, one of the first things I did is switch ...



26-year-old Athens woman's dramatic weight loss story wins grand prize in ...
al.com
Makeover Contest. Powell, 26, learned in March that she was one of six finalists in the nationwide competition. She'd entered early this year by submitting an essay about her recent 45-pound weight loss. Three winners would be chosen from the finalists ...



Before & After Bariatric Surgery: Three Inspirational Weight Loss Stories
Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
... line dancing, Zumba classes, and working out at the gym with her daughter! For more information about weight-loss surgery, sign up for a free Information Session with the Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program. Read More About: Penn Medicine.



Seek out more natural weight loss remedies
Lodi News-Sentinel
There isn't a medication that I recommend for weight loss. Although orlistat (Xenical) is commonly prescribed to assist in weight loss, it is not a fat burner. It is a fat blocker. It reduces intestinal fat absorption by blocking an enzyme called ...
Curb your hungerNews-Sun

all 3 news articles »


Examiner.com

Kim Kardashian wears corset for weight loss: Her low-carb ketogenic diet secrets
Examiner.com
The measure sounds drastic, but actress Jessica Alba has credited wearing double corsets around the clock for three months for her dramatic post-baby weight loss. "Wearing a corset at night is extremely uncomfortable, but it has a proven track record ...
Kim and Beyonce not friends; Kanye moved to a hotelEmirates 24/7

all 150 news articles »


New York Daily News

Rosie O'Donnell Weight Loss Photos: See the Before & After!
The Hollywood Gossip
The actress, who currently stars on ABC Family's The Fosters, revealed in February that she had lost 40 pounds at the time through weight loss surgery. Rosie, who is married to Michelle Rounds, spoke at an American Heart Association event and explained ...
Rosie O'Donnell shows off 50-pound weight lossNew York Daily News
Rosie O'Donnell shows nearly 50-pound weight loss in Twitter photoUPI.com
Wow! Rosie O'Donnell Shows Off Nearly 50-Pound Weight Loss—Check It Out!E! Online
Daily Mail
all 105 news articles »


Health Aware: Permanent lifestyle changes key to weight loss
Naperville Sun
Nassib had tried unsuccessfully to lose weight through the years. Now she was ready to commit to a serious regimen. Nassib, who works in the scheduling department at Edward Hospital, decided to try the Edward Medical Weight Loss Clinic. She started the ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.