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April 24, 2020 39 mins

For our first interview episode, bariatric surgery patient Janine speaks with psychologist Dr. Connie Stapleton about the importance of therapy for weight loss surgery patients. Here's a brief overview of the topics we discuss on this episode:

  • Food Addiction and Emotional Eating
  • Advice for new patients
  • The psychological evaluation
  • Coping post-surgery
  • Transfer addiction
  • Self-defeating mindsets
  • Overcoming fear of failure
  • Dr. Stapleton's "Four ACES Approach"
  • Identifying bad habits post-op
  • Myths regarding bariatric surgery
  • How WLS patients fail
  • Connie's services

You can find Dr. Connie Stapleton on her website, Her books, including the "Eat it Up" workbook, can be found there. Learn more about the Fair and Firm Therapy Retreats for Women at

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