80 episodes

Welcome to BariAftercare: The Podcast, where weight loss surgery patients learn healthy coping skills for dealing with the emotional and psychological issues related to living an amazing post-op life. Learn to avoid regain and how to lose post-op regain! Hosted by Dr. Connie Stapleton, a licensed psychologist with many years of experience sharing practical skills for improving your post-op relationships: with food, with other people and most importantly, the relationship you have with yourself! Be sure to check out the entire BariAftercare program for successful post-op living at www.bariaftercare.com.

BariAftercare: The Podcast Connie Stapleton, Ph.D.

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

Welcome to BariAftercare: The Podcast, where weight loss surgery patients learn healthy coping skills for dealing with the emotional and psychological issues related to living an amazing post-op life. Learn to avoid regain and how to lose post-op regain! Hosted by Dr. Connie Stapleton, a licensed psychologist with many years of experience sharing practical skills for improving your post-op relationships: with food, with other people and most importantly, the relationship you have with yourself! Be sure to check out the entire BariAftercare program for successful post-op living at www.bariaftercare.com.

    Episode 80: How Chronic Diseases like Obesity and Addiction Affect the Family

    Episode 80: How Chronic Diseases like Obesity and Addiction Affect the Family

    When a person has a chronic disease like obesity or addiction, everyone in their world is in some way affected. Family members, in particular, are impacted by the presence of a chronic disease suffered by one of its members. In the case of obesity or addiction, family members worry. They are scared about the health of their loved one. They worry about the emotional ups and downs that accompany periods of triumph over the disease followed by episodes of distress, emotion, anger and despair when there is weight regain or relapse. Family members are called upon to carry additional responsibilities if the person suffering from the disease is unwilling or unable to fulfill obligations or participate in social or recreational activities with the family. All family members, to include the person suffering from the disease, experience an array of emotions to include anger, sadness, frustration, compassion and concern about the disease and how it is affecting family relationships. Listen in to learn more about how chronic disease is affecting your family. 
    Also, please invite anyone you know who has had bariatric surgery, or who is planning to have bariatric surgery, to listen to the BariAftercare podcast. And for more information on the entire BariAftercare program at www.bariaftercare.com.

    Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

    • 46 min
    Episode 79: Transfer Addiction — An Interview with Joy

    Episode 79: Transfer Addiction — An Interview with Joy

    Joy had bariatric surgery 14 years ago and lost weight as expected following surgery. Prior to surgery, Joy rarely consumed alcohol and did not knowingly engage in any other addictive behaviors or consume other addictive substances. More than a year passed before she took a sip of alcohol. Her first post-surgery drink was four ounces of wine. She was almost instantly dizzy and intoxicated. The next night she again drank a glass of wine. She did the same the following night. Within a year, her alcohol consumption was affecting her relationship with family members and she was told by the human resources department at her job that she was to seek treatment for her alcoholism or lose her job. Listen to the interview with Joy and learn about transfer addiction following bariatric surgery.
    Also, please invite anyone you know who has had bariatric surgery, or who is planning to have bariatric surgery, to listen to the BariAftercare podcast. And for more information on the entire BariAftercare program at www.bariaftercare.com.

    Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

    • 48 min
    Episode 78: Food Addiction — Is This You?

    Episode 78: Food Addiction — Is This You?

    Addiction professionals say some very wise things. For instance, Dr. Vera Tarman, author of Food Junkies (I recommend reading the 2nd edition as she talks about bariatric surgery in this version) says, “From food addiction to food serenity – freedom tastes great!” Tennie McCarty, author of Shades of Hope says, “If you can’t take it or leave it, you’re probably addicted to it.” Dr. Gabor Mate, one of my favorite addiction specialists says, “There is one addiction process… whether it is manifested in the lethal substance dependencies; the frantic self-soothing of overeaters or shopaholics; the obsessions of gamblers, sexaholics, and compulsive internet  users; or the socially acceptable and even admired behaviors of the workaholic.” I say, if food or your weight is causing problems in your life, then it’s a problem. Call it whatever you want, but if you know there’s a problem and can’t stop eating foods that make the problems worse, you’re likely dealing with addiction. That’s why I wrote Weight Loss Surgery Does NOT Treat Food Addiction. Listen to today’s episode and see if your relationship with food may suggest an addiction to food.  
    Also, please invite anyone you know who has had bariatric surgery, or who is planning to have bariatric surgery, to listen to the BariAftercare podcast. And for more information on the entire BariAftercare program at www.bariaftercare.com.
    https://www.amazon.com/Weight-Loss-Surgery-Treat-Addiction/dp/154846046X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=HIK9S1SGER4K&keywords=weight+loss+surgery+does+not+treat+food+addiction&qid=1654562940&sprefix=weight+loss+surgery+do%2Caps%2C83&sr=8-1
    https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Steps-Traditions-Overeaters-Second/dp/1889681245/ref=sr_1_4?crid=NDIHXSMRCB39&keywords=overeaters+anonymous+books&qid=1654563117&s=books&sprefix=overeat%2Cstripbooks%2C284&sr=1-4
    https://www.amazon.com/Food-Junkies-Recovery-Addiction-ebook/dp/B07BLK7XL7/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2WF6IVEU13MJK&keywords=food+junkies+by+dr.+vera+tarman&qid=1654563003&sprefix=food+junkies+%2Caps%2C71&sr=8-1
    https://www.amazon.com/Shades-Hope-Treat-Your-Addiction-ebook/dp/B006LU1ONA/ref=sr_1_1?crid=ZIF5VA24VBPH&keywords=tennie+mccarty&qid=1654563038&s=books&sprefix=tennie+mc%2Cstripbooks%2C75&sr=1-1
    https://www.amazon.com/Realm-Hungry-Ghosts-Encounters-Addiction-ebook/dp/B004ZZMBH6/ref=sr_1_5?crid=14RGHW2R1BHIS&keywords=gabor+mate&qid=1654563064&s=books&sprefix=gabor+mate%2Cstripbooks%2C94&sr=1-5

    • 48 min
    Episode 77: Food Issues and Self-Esteem — Is There a Correlation?

    Episode 77: Food Issues and Self-Esteem — Is There a Correlation?

    I recently heard what turned into a controversial discussion on a radio show about whether or not someone who smokes suffers with low self-esteem. I gave the issue quite a bit of thought, broadening the question to pertain to those with food issues, alcohol issues and other addictive-type issues. My personal experience and my years as a professional working in the field of bariatrics, leads me to the conclusion that there is a correlation between food issues and self-esteem. I’m curious about what you’ll think after listening to today’s episode. Please let me know by sharing a comment!
    Also, please invite anyone you know who has had bariatric surgery, or who is planning to have bariatric surgery, to listen to the BariAftercare podcast. And for more information on the entire BariAftercare program at www.bariaftercare.com.
    Clear, James. Atomic Habits. Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
    https://uplift.love/why-were-a-culture-of-addicts/
    https://psychcentral.com/lib/shame-the-core-of-addiction-and-codependency
    https://www.northpointrecovery.com/blog/ditch-shame-blame-addiction/ 
    https://www.goodrx.com/conditions/substance-use-disorder/how-shame-and-guilt-fuel-addiction

    Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

    • 32 min
    Episode 76: Focus on the PROCESS!

    Episode 76: Focus on the PROCESS!

     “You’re Only Responsible for the Effort You Put Into Whatever You Do.” This sentence has had tremendous impact in my life. And I hope it will become a sentence that you learn to live by! People who have bariatric surgery tell me they want to live at a healthy weight and have an improved quality of life. In order for that to happen, they need to develop a healthy lifestyle that lasts for the rest of their life! Too many people focus on reaching a goal weight rather than on learning to live a healthy post op way of life. Developing a healthy lifestyle and putting effort into that process has a number of benefits including feeling less pressure, having improved self-confidence, and experiencing more happiness along the way. Not to mention, focusing on today’s effort keeps people from falling into old habits that result in weight regain! Listen in and learn more about the importance of focusing on the process rather than the outcome!
    Also, please invite anyone you know who has had bariatric surgery, or who is planning to have bariatric surgery, to listen to the BariAftercare podcast. And for more information on the entire BariAftercare program, go to www.bariaftercare.com.
    https://www.lifehack.org/338162/why-people-that-focus-more-process-than-outcomes-get-better-results
    Clear, James. Atomic Habits. Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fear-of-failure_b_969503

    Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

    • 52 min
    Episode 75: REFUSE REGAIN — Follow the Bariatric Basics as Outlined by Dr. Susan Mitchell, Bariatric Registered Dietician

    Episode 75: REFUSE REGAIN — Follow the Bariatric Basics as Outlined by Dr. Susan Mitchell, Bariatric Registered Dietician

    The absolute best way to REFUSE REGAIN is to follow the bariatric basics. Today’s episode is one you will want to listen to on a regular basis. Today I interviewed Dr. Susan Mitchell, bariatric RD and host of her own, acclaimed podcast, Bariatric Surgery Success, which you want to listen to regularly. The link to her website is below. Be sure to sign up for her newsletter, as well! I learn all sorts of good information from Dr. Susan. In this episode, Dr. Susan breaks down the basics for how post-op patients need to eat in order to be their biologically healthiest and remain at a healthier weight following bariatric surgery. Definitely invite anyone you know who has had bariatric surgery, or who is planning to have bariatric surgery, to listen to today’s podcast. And for more information on how to REFUSE REGAIN, check out the entire BariAftercare program at www.bariaftercare.com.
    www.bariaftercare.com
    https://www.breakingdownnutrition.com/dr-susan-mitchell
    https://www.facebook.com/bariatricsurgerystrategies

     Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

    • 45 min

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Bariaftercare with Dr Connie

A must listen for anyone struggling with weight issues! Great solid advice for maintaining a healthy lifestyle!
Thanks for such a great resource!

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