It doesn't take much for life to start getting busy, perhaps a little too busy. You've got things to do, deadlines to meet, and you feel like you're being pulled in different directions as you try to accommodate everyone's wishes. You're doing so much, and yet the stuff you would really like to be doing winds up falling by the wayside.
This is so common, it's almost more of a surprise to come across someone who isn't stressed and overwhelmed by everything they have going on. The sad reality is that far too many people find themselves in a place where they're busy catering to everyone else's needs, meanwhile they struggle with recognizing and attending to their own needs.
Do you struggle with food cravings? Do you find that once you start eating certain foods, it's incredibly hard to stop and you can't help but overeat? Do you feel as if you're addicted to certain foods? If you answered yes, you're not alone.
But before you start getting down on yourself for your lack of willpower and self-discipline, consider what you're up against.
There's a good chance the foods you're eating aren't "normal" foods. You're probably eating hyper-palatable foods (HPF) that have been expertly manufactured to get you addicted and eating more.
In today's fast paced world of busy schedules and endless rushing, it's easy to find yourself running on automatic. As soon as you clear one thing off your plate, something else needs your attention. With so much going on, the notion of slowing down and taking time to develop self-awareness can feel daunting; it might even seem like a waste of time
But self-awareness is the very skill you need to help you navigate your way in the midst of all the confusion and chaos.
Worldwide, a growing number of people are turning to surgical interventions to get rid of excess weight. When routine diet efforts fail and the weight isn't budging, weight-loss surgery can start to look like a viable solution. But is surgery really an effective solution when someone is battling a weight problem?
The broad term "weight loss surgery" includes a variety of surgical procedures, most of which revolve around the same principle: reducing stomach size so the person can't eat as much and feels full sooner. Some of the ways this can be achieved include:
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