Websites & Books

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Websites:

They use the latest science and tips from the experts to help you learn how to make small, steady steps that will lead to long-term success with your weight.

On top of everything else going on in life, tackling hunger, cravings, and weight gain is a constant battle. But it’s not one you need to take on alone.

By better understanding the science behind appetite and weight, and the options available to help you manage them, you can find the support you need to take your next step.

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Obesity Canada is Canada’s leading obesity charity, made up of healthcare professionals, researchers, policymakers and people with an interest in obesity.

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Dr. Sue is a  medical doctor, a specialist in Endocrinology & Metabolism, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.  She has a busy clinical practice at C-ENDO Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic in Calgary, caring for patients with diabetes, obesity, thyroid, and other hormone issues. She is also involved in clinical research in obesity and an author on the 2020 Canadian Obesity Guidelines. She is passionate, enthusiastic, and driven to help conquer the stigma against obesity; educate health care professionals and the public about obesity, diabetes, and healthy living; and to help us become a healthier society!

WLS Related Books:

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Living with Bariatric Surgery: Managing Your Mind and Your Weight 

Highly Commended at the 2019 BMA Medical Book Awards

It aims to help those who are considering bariatric surgery develop a psychological understanding of their eating behaviour and the changes needed in order to make surgery successful.

It is also a great resource for those who have undergone surgery to help them adapt to the physical, psychological and relationship adjustments that occur.

 

A MUST READ:

It is an essential guide for anyone considering, preparing for or recovering from bariatric surgery, as well as health professionals working with these clients.

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The Complete Guide to Weight Loss Surgery: Your questions finally answered

If you’re planning on undergoing weight loss surgery, have recently had surgery, or are a few years out, this book is for you!

Weight loss surgery is a big deal and there’s so much to know!

Our comprehensive FAQ-style guide answers 80 of the most common and crucial questions we—as WLS dietitians—get asked on a daily basis.

This book is also packed with a ton of practical tips for those tricky and sometimes overwhelming parts of life after surgery. No more guesswork. Just practical expert advice!

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Regain Be Gone: 12 Strategies to Maintain the Body You Earned After Bariatric Surgery

Regain Be Gone is a resource to help you keep weight regain at bay after bariatric surgery, helping you to:

  • Face and overcome the challenges of the “maintenance phase”

  • Tame the hunger monster

  • Pinpoint the new or ongoing stressors in your life and how to handle them

  • Turn your “no” time to “yes” time for exercise

  • Stop yourself from slipping back into unhealthy habits

  • Reaffirm your commitment to sustained weight loss

Other Books:

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Healthy Habits Suck: How to Get Off the Couch and Live a Healthy Life. . . Even If You Don't Want To

With this funny, in-your-face guide, you won't find advice on how to "enjoy" exercise, or tips for making broccoli and kale taste as good as donuts and ice cream. What you will find are solid skills to help you actually do the healthy things you know you should be doing. Using these skills-based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and neuroscience-you'll learn to find the motivation you're really craving to adopt healthy habits, even if they do suck. You'll also discover how to accept self-criticism, develop self-compassion, and live a more meaningful life.
This book not only acknowledges that many healthy habits suck, it uses science to explain why we want the things we want (junk food), crave the things we crave (sugar), and dislike the things we dislike (exercise). At the end, you'll feel validated in feeling like these things are the absolute worst. But you'll also find the motivation to do them anyway.