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.

In The News:

Weight Loss: 5 Desi Ayurvedic Foods For Weight Loss  NDTV NewsAyurveda, the ancient Hindu discipline, talks about many such foods and their ability to burn fat.
8-step bedtime routine for quick and easy weight loss  Times of IndiaWhile trying to lose weight, we take care of anything and everything that has even the slightest chance of making us gain weight.
Best fat burners for weight loss  Times of IndiaBest Products News: Shop online for fat burners that aid in healthy weight loss while you keep following the healthy lifestyle and good food habits. Fat burners ...
Weight Loss:"I wanted to have a body like Tiger Shroff!"  Times of IndiaWeighing a whopping 97 kilos, he struggled to fit into clothes and completely avoided wearing light-coloured clothing.
Weight loss diet: 5 foods to eat to boost your metabolism and burn belly fat fast without diet or exercise  Times NowThere are certain foods and drinks that can help boost your metabolism and burn more calories. Add these foods to your weight loss diet to get rid of your belly ...
Bedtime weight loss tips: 3 unbelievable ways sleep can help you burn belly fat effectively | Health  Times NowIt seems eliminating unattractive belly fat, also known as love handles, takes more than adjusting your diet and fitness regime. Here are 3 reasons why sleep ...
Weight loss: Try these 10 cheat meal strategies guilt-free!  Times of IndiaHaving a cheat meal ward off feelings of deprivation.
Tom Kerridge: how I'm turning my 12 stone weight loss into a 'forever journey'  Telegraph.co.ukTom Kerridge's transformation from 30-stone binge-drinker to 18-stone weightlifter has been well told – but behind the headlines and before-and-after shots lies ...
Interval training more effective than jogging and cycling for weight loss, study finds  The IndependentDoing short bursts of high intensity exercise can be more effective for weight loss than moderate workouts, a recent study has found. The health benefits of ...
Angela Rayner weight loss: Labour MP transformation - how has she done it?  ExpressAngela Rayner is a successful MP who has stood in parliament since 2015. Some have claimed Angela, who supports the idea of a National Education *Service*, ...
Weight gain during exams: Top 3 diet tips to help your child stay fit, get good marks in CBSE board exam  Times NowDo you know that the age-old weight loss advice holds true for exams too? Here are a few dietary tips to help your child stay fit and score good marks in CBSE ...
Tom Watson weight loss: Labour MP has this one drink to keep thin after losing SEVEN stone  ExpressTOM WATSON, 52, has shown impressive weight loss over the last couple of years, shedding an incredible seven stone. Labour's Deputy Leader credits cutting ...
RMC ends surgical weight loss program; hospital blames projected volumes, insurance changes  The Tand D.comThe Regional Medical Center recently announced the discontinuation of its surgical weight loss program.
Weight Loss: 5 Daily Hacks To Shed Kilos Faster  NDTV NewsImagine if weight loss was as simple as it seemed in movies. Go for a run in your garden one day, sip into a protein shake here, climb a stair-case or two there, ...
Weight loss: 5 weekend tips to lose weight faster - Eat right, sleep right and repeat!  Times NowWhile you may have used the weekend to relax and have fun till now, it may be time to put it to better use. A few lifestyle changes in the way you spend your ...
'Thought I was having a heart attack': Mum's protein shake horror  9HoneyThe protein powder and supplements industry has exploded in popularity in recent years with many celebrities and personal trainers spruiking them as a ...
Our Expert Nutritionist Shares The Simplest Trick To Eat Fewer Calories And Lose Weight!  NDTV NewsBy reducing the intake of carbs and fats and eating more of proteins, you tend to reduce the hunger hormone and boost several satiety hormones.
Weight Loss: This South-Indian Breakfast Dish Is An Ideal Addition To Your Weight Loss Diet  NDTV NewsUpma is one such South Indian preparation that could prove to be an ideal kick-start to your day and metabolism.
Weight loss: The best Indian vegetarian diet plan you can follow  Times of IndiaOne of the mantras for weight loss is to 'eat in moderation'. You cannot starve yourself to maintain the shape of your body.
Mum’s incredible 7st weight loss with NO EXERCISE – after getting wedged on Alton Towers ride  The SunMandee Hall's incredible weight loss journey began whens he got stuck on the Galactica ride at Alton Towers, after already being told that she was too heavy to ...
Brian McFadden weight loss: Dancing on Ice star lost 7lbs in four weeks on THIS diet plan  ExpressBRIAN MCFADDEN is currently starring on the ITV show Dancing on Ice. What has the former Westlife singer said about slimming and weight loss?
My Kitchen Rules: Lyn weight loss  WhoMy Kitchen Rules star Lyn reveals she lost five kilograms while competing on the show.
Short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss'  BBC NewsBursts of high intensity interval training (Hiit) may be more effective for weight loss than longer less intense workouts, a study suggests. The research, published ...
Hazelwood man sees Fox 2 story on weight loss and joins Obesity Revolution movement  KTVI Fox 2 St. LouisHAZELWOOD, Mo. - Fifty-one-year-old Harvey Harris of Hazelwood saw our story on Sean Mulroney and his Obesity Revolution movement. Harris weighs more ...
'I wouldn't live to my 20s': Why some teens are resorting to drastic weight loss surgery  ABC NewsJake Butcher was 16 years old and weighed 172 kilograms when his doctor warned him he may not live past his teenage years. Now he's one of a growing ...
Don't Believe All the Fad-Diet Hype — Losing Fat Boils Down to These 7 Basics  POPSUGARIt seems like every day there's a new headline on the internet or a new coverline on a magazine promising you can slim down in days, shed belly fat with just.
DJ Khaled Shares Before & After Weight Loss Photos  HotNewHipHopDJ Khaled went from 293 lbs to 250 lbs. Throughout the first two months of 2019, DJ Khaled has been documenting his weight loss journey with his fans. Althou.
A dietitian's 3 surefire ways to boost your metabolism for faster weight loss  Body and SoulThink of your metabolism as your body's engine. By definition, it's the culmination of all of the chemical processes that are carried out in your body, day in and ...
3 low-calorie recipe ideas for healthy weight loss and good health  Times NowWeight loss diets can be confusing. here are three recipes - one each for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are low-calorie and will aid your weight loss efforts.
Elderly Should Eat More Protein And Low-Calorie Foods For Safe Weight Loss: Study  NDTV NewsEating a diet enriched with protein and low-calorie foods may help obese adults lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass and improve bone quality.
Whole eggs or egg white: Should you avoid egg yolks for weight loss?  Times of IndiaIn fact, our body needs cholesterol to make testosterone, which helps to increase energy level and build muscles.
Keto dieters report rapid weight loss | Health  Victoria AdvocateKacie Skalak has lost 35 pounds since starting the keto diet in September.
Weight Loss: 5 Fruits That Could Help Cut Belly Fat  NDTV NewsFruits are not only replete with vital antioxidants and minerals, but they could also help burn belly fat naturally and promote weight loss. Read on to know more ...
The compelling reason you should walk after dinner for weight loss  Times of IndiaThere is also enough evidence to prove that walking after dinner is beneficial.
Weight loss: This girl lost weight by eating ONLY ‘ghar ka khana’!  Times of IndiaIt was the day her weighing scale showed 90 kilos when she decided to turn around her life. Read her inspiring weight loss story.
Weight loss: 3 ways curd or Dahi can help in losing weight and get a flat belly  Times NowNew Delhi: Your mom always told you to eat your bowl of dahi or curd when you were a child if you wanted to be strong and grow up quickly. Dahi was served in ...
Manitowoc weight loss competitor Jennifer Vraney sheds 40 pounds | Briefs  Herald Times ReporterPlus: Zimmer Forum and Pink Heals cancer support group to both meet Tuesday, and TR Rotary offers tech college scholarship.
World of Dance’s Ne-Yo Credits Vegan Diet for 30-Lb Weight Loss, Clear Skin Benefits  Us Weekly'World of Dance' judge Ne-Yo reveals to Us Weekly why he decided to go vegan a couple of years ago and shares the benefits of his plant-based diet — details.
Weight Loss: These Low-Calorie Berries Are Great For Shedding Kilos  NDTV FoodBerries are storehouses of antioxidants, which fight inflammation in the body, and thereby, help in reducing risk of cardiovascular ailments. These low-calorie ...
Almonds vs Cashews: What is better for weight loss?  Times of IndiaNuts are the best snack to have if you are seriously trying to lose some weight. A handful of nuts will help to keep you fuller for a longer time between the meals ...
Weight loss: 9 calorie-rich foods you MUST NOT eat if you want a flat belly  Times of IndiaLosing weight is no less than a struggle. Things become even more difficult when manufacturers use targeted packaging and marketing techniques to make ...
Gorleston woman opens Cambridge diet weight loss centre | Great Yarmouth News  Great Yarmouth MercuryA woman who lost four stone has decided to launch a slimming business.
Weight loss – woman, 31, drops more than 10 STONE after cutting out takeaways – and now saves £130 a week on h  The SunMelissa Middlemiss, from County Durham, shrunk from a size 26 to a six after ditching kebabs, pizza and Chinese takeaways. At just 5ft 4in she was dangerously ...
Tom Jones follows the Syndrome X weight loss diet plan - he lost 2st 7lb in five months  Express.co.ukTOM JONES, 78, is a crooner and star judge on the The Voice. He has lost an impressive amount of weight, shedding 2st 7lb age 70. He followed the Syndrome ...
Coronation Street's Sue Cleaver flaunts incredible weight loss  OK! magazineCORONATION Street's Sue Cleaver stunned as she flaunted her incredible weight loss.
Healthy diet: Mum shares diet and exercises behind incredible six-pack  NEWS.com.auBefore her impressive weight loss journey, the mother-of-two would indulge in tubs of ice cream, finish packets of biscuits daily, eat cake and rely on her kids' ...
Best supplements for weight loss - the 7p a day tablets to prevent weight gain  ExpressWEIGHT LOSS supplements could help overweight or obese patients with their diet plans. You could lose weight and avoid weight gain by adding these cheap ...
HIIT found to be ‘better for weight loss’ – here are 4 hybrid classes you need to try  Irish ExaminerIf you're the type of person who likes their gym time to be over as quickly as possible, we have some good news for you: short high-intensity interval training ...
The Kardashian Sisters' 11 Best Weight Loss Tips  PEOPLE.comThe Kardashian sisters share how they got fit — and stay fit.
Will Eating Nuts Make You Gain Weight?  ScienceAlertThe Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend we eat 30 grams (1 ounce) of nuts – a small handful – each day. But many of us know nuts are high in calories ...
Fake weight loss nurse allegedly practicing health care without a license arrested again  ABC Action NewsThe Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested a Winter Haven woman for practicing health care without a license for a second time.
5 Best Android Weight Loss Apps for 2019  MobiGyaanLosing weight is a difficult process for many people out there, but there are many applications available that can help you out with the process. While the market ...
Dangerous Side Effects of Diet Pills - Phentermine for Weight Loss  Cosmopolitan.comWhen it comes to losing weight fast, women are looking for help from black-market prescriptions for diet pills. And the results can be downright dangerous.
Weight Loss Supplement Market Growth and Status Explored in a New Research Report: QY Research |  MedgadgetThe global Weight Loss Supplement market report offers a complete research study that includes accurate estimations of market growth rate and size for the.
#HealthBytes: 5 apps that (really!) help in weight loss  NewsBytesTechnology helps sort our lives in more ways than we can imagine. And no, we're not lying, when we say it can help you lose weight as well. Fitness apps are ...
Study: Breakfast Not Key to Weight Loss After All  WebMDEating a hearty breakfast doesn't help people eat less later in the day, and those who have breakfast end up eating more calories each day, the review found.
The doctors called important aspect that impede weight loss  www.MICEtimes.asiaWhat to do if you can't lose weight. If you are trying to lose weight and it seems to comply with all the recommendations, but the weight stubbornly standing still, ...
Mum who felt ‘smug’ at weight loss from her new diet discovers it’s sign of deadliest cancer  The SunLiz Oakley thought dropping two dress sizes was thanks to her new slimming class - but tests revealed she had pancreatic cancer.
Weight Loss Plan: Did you know Olive oil helps you lose weight quickly?  Times of IndiaIf fat loss is on your mind, then it's time to tweak the way you prepare food and the best way to do that is by replacing your regular cooking with olive oil. Enriched ...
Healthy approach to weight loss works, dietitians say  Enid News & EagleThe state of Oklahoma has the third-highest adult obesity rate nationally and fifth-highest for adolescents, according to data from Robert Wood Johnson ...
Instagram Flexin: DJ Khaled Basks In His Weight Loss  HipHopDXThis week's top Hip Hop Instagram posts from Diddy, Young Thug, Boosie Badazz, DJ Khaled and more.
How to lose weight: Woman who got stuck on Center Parcs ride sheds 8st – here’s how | Daily Star  Daily StarA MUM has revealed her incredible weight loss journey.
The Truth About Sugar Substitutes and Weight Loss  NewsmaxThe term sugar substitutes is a catch-all that covers a wide range of alternatives, starting with those little pink, blue and yellow packets. But their value as a health ...
Apple cider vinegar weight loss: How do you drink it? Does it have any slimming benefits?  ExpressWEIGHT loss, whether it's a large or small amount, isn't always the easiest of tasks. Apple cider vinegar is thought to boast weight loss benefits, but can it really ...
MIT researchers' weight-loss plan: Filling your belly with expanding, golf-ball-size pills  Washington PostResearchers have developed an expanding pill that could limit the stomach's ability to take in excessive calories. The pill swells after it's ingested and could ...
San Diego neuroscientist says brain-buzzing device causes weight loss  The Union LeaderA San Diego entrepreneur just took first place in a big startup competition put on by all the University of California schools, winning judges over with its ...
Dr Michael Mosley tests out The Fast 800 rapid weight loss diet on himself  NotedFor The Fast 800, Dr Michael Mosley experimented on himself. As I mentioned in the introduction, when I was researching this book – and following my own ...
Weight loss hack – the truth about apple cider vinegar and how Victoria Beckham’s diet trick helps burn fat  The SunIt's touted as a weight loss trick, but does downing a pint of cider vinegar and warm water really work?
Camilla Parker-Bowles opens up about extreme dieting and weight loss  HELLO! MagazineCamilla Parker-Bowles has opened up about what she really thinks about fad diets and weight loss – see what she had to say.
Body-contouring procedure outcomes after massive weight loss | Obesity Surgery  MD LinxInternal Medicine Article: Outcome of body-contouring procedures after massive weight loss.
Will going gluten-free cause weight loss?  Futurity: Research NewsIs going gluten-free the ticket to weight loss? A nutrition expert tackles this trendy idea.
How to lose weight: Obese man sheds 13 STONE after following this 12-week programme | Daily Star  Daily StarA PARAMEDIC who struggled to breathe when responding to emergency calls has revealed his incredible weight loss journey.
Quick weight loss in a week: The secret behind Boombod  Daily MailIt's not just real people who are relishing in the amazing results Boombod offers, some of our favourite celebrities are also huge fans. From being red carpet ...
The Mayo Clinic Diet Review: Does It Work for Weight Loss?  HealthlineSome diets can be difficult to stick to, causing people to lose motivation. Unlike many short-term options, the Mayo Clinic Diet aims to be a sustainable plan that ...
Weight Loss Dietary Supplements Market Growth analysis, key manufacturers, business overview, Growing at a CAGR during 2019-2025.  Weekly Wall[Los Angeles, CA, 2-20-2019] – The Global Weight Loss Dietary Supplements Market is broadly analyzed in this report that sheds light on critical aspects such ...
Kasauti Zindagi Kay actress Hina Khan's weight loss, fitness and beauty secrets decoded for you!  Times NowHina gained popularity after being a finalist and runner-up of Big Boss Season 11. Hina also bagged a Bollywood movie and the iconic role of Komolika in the ...

Weight Loss and Exercising Staying Power ? Three Magic Words!

My name is Greg Ryan. I am a best selling... Read More

Diet Pills And Safe Weight Loss: A Quick Guide To Diet Pills

Serious diet pills are intended for people who are overweight... Read More

Ancient Secret for Weight Loss

"THE SECRET REMEDY OF THE ANCIENT WARRIORS"Since what would seem... Read More

Snack Ideas for Kids That Wont Wreck Moms Diet

If you are a mom at home on a diet,... Read More

A Look at Bariatric Surgery Complications

Although many patients have few problems after bariatric surgery, there... Read More

How Slimming Down Can Add More Cash in Your Wallets

Are you unhappy with your current weight but aren't "motivated"... Read More

How I Easily Lost 21 lbs. in Just Weeks- Without Getting Hungry!

I was shocked. I started to cry...After the holidays, I... Read More

How To Improve Your Health In 14 Days: Small Changes For Maximum Health & Weight Loss

Many Americans include health improvement in their New Year's Resolutions.... Read More

Lose Weight With Soy!

The humble soybean boasts some extraordinary benefits. This nutritional powerhouse... Read More

3 Ways Going with the Flow Will Make You Fat - And What To Do About It!

Wanna know the truth? If you're going to... Read More

Natural Weight Losss: The Minor Changes That Can Have Huge Affects On Your Future Health

People always ask me " how it is that your... Read More

The TRUTH About How to Lose Weight

The huge companies stealing your money by promising impossible results... Read More

The Diet Debate Ended

Which diet is the best? ALL of them and NONE... Read More

Why Diets DONT Work

One of the biggest scams ever successfully pulled on the... Read More

Put Down That Brownie! Just One Bite Can Knock You Off Plan

It is very important for low carb dieters to stick... Read More

How to Design the Perfect Diet

All Diets Are Based on the Same Premise: Eat Less... Read More

The Psychology of Weight Loss: Part 6 ? Its Not About Numbers!

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE NUMBERS!The health clubs are always racking... Read More

The Diet Demons

As the dieting phenomenon grows, with a new "diet guru"... Read More

Determine Your Stage and Plot Your Weight Loss Course

We all know that losing weight and improving your overall... Read More

Understanding Weight Loss

A pound of fat represents approximately 3500 calories of stored... Read More

Lose Body Fat by Choosing the Right Diet Plan For You

If you are overweight and searching for the diet program... Read More

Dieting Tips For Fast Weight Loss - How To Jump-start Your Diet

Do you want to lose weight fast? While there is... Read More

The Public Stoning of Gastric Bypass Patients: When Things Get Ugly

Recently a woman went public in her online diet community... Read More

Tenuate: Should A Diet Pill Be Part Of Your Weight Loss Checklist?

Maybe your doctor suggested it. Maybe your favorite outfit doesn't... Read More

Weight Loss, Exercise, and Bodybuilding Tips ? Keeping Your Body-Fat Low: Part 4 of 10

Which is easier to do ? turn a car's steering... Read More