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What was the most helpful book you have found regarding the emotional side of the journey? I had a band for almost 3 years and lost around 90 pounds. Then revised to the sleeve after my band slipped about a year and a half ago and lost another 20 pounds. I still have about 25 pounds to go and keep losing and gaining the same 10 pounds. I think at this point my issues are around head hunger and emotional eating and am looking for a good book on this topic. Please let me know if there is one or two you have found especially helpful. I've heard a few people mention When food Is Love and Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth but wanted to reach out to all of you before just randomly selecting many books. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm really struggling and feel like I could easily slip back into my old habits permanently and am desperate for something to get me back on track.

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The Emotional First+Aid Kit: A Practical Guide to Life After Bariatric Surgery

by Cynthia L. Alexander, PsyD

Dr. Alexander is a clinical psychologist who specializes in bariatric psychology. She wrote this book in "plain English" with very understandable concepts. It covers pre-surgery decision-making all the way through to long-term maintenance.

I found it to be the most helpful WLS book I read. I still refer to it four years out.

It is available in paperback through Amazon and/or as an e-book/Kindle.

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Thanks for the recommendation. I'll check it out.

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I'm thinking that the Emotional First Aid Kit will be good..Just went to Amazon and he Paperback is temporarily sold out...always a good sign :)

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