Beyond the Refrigerator: Navigating Life After Weight-Loss Surgery

Beyond the Refrigerator: Navigating Life after Weight-Loss Surgery speaks to the physical and emotional changes that are necessary for one to be successful after weight-loss surgery.

Beyond the Refrigerator: Navigating Life after Weight-Loss Surgery speaks to the physical and emotional changes that are necessary for one to be successful after weight-loss surgery. In easy conversational tones, Linda Ouellette, LPC, talks of her journey through this process, as well as the journeys of others. Highlighting the inner changes that have helped her along the way, Linda invites you to join her in exploring what’s not working and what is working. You will read about the experience of her husband as her ever-important support person. Linda addresses such core topics as shame and secrets, perfectionism, and black-and-white thinking. She offers solutions such as relying on your inner survivor, changing your vocabulary, and defining sanity. Many people have high expectations for weight-loss surgery. Linda brings the discussion down to earth and shows what it really takes to recover.

Reviews

“A really enjoyable book on a sometimes painful subject”

I think this book would be of value to people considering weight loss surgery. It gives a graphic picture -without being nauseating- of a number of woman after this surgery.
For those who have had the surgery it may calm fears and show what is ‘normal.’ 

Kindle Customer

“Worth reading”

The author, a Licensed Professional Counselor, addresses the all-important emotional/psychological component of weight-loss surgery success. She is brutally honest about her own continuing struggles, which offers assurance to readers that they are not alone. Practical advice is included, as well as input from her husband about being a supportive partner.

Connie N

Beyond the refrigerator

so many real experiences the Doctors don’t tell you about but real day experiences. weight loss surgery effects not only the person having the surgery but also their family, friends, and methods of interacting with the world. Linda shares her story in a well written anthology

GAyle M

Very helpful and well-written

Everyone thinks it will be easy after surgery but the eating disorder was not surgically removed. I found it comforting to hear from someone struggling with the same things!

Kindle Customer

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