Understanding Emotional Eating: How NYBG’s Medical Weight Loss Program Can Help

Have you ever found yourself reaching for snacks when you’re feeling stressed or bored? You’re not alone. Emotional eating, which involves consuming food in response to feelings as opposed to physical hunger, is more common than you think. People often eat emotionally to cope with stress, anxiety, sadness, or boredom. Medical weight loss can help. 

We know that dealing with emotional eating can be tough. At New York Bariatric Group (NYBG), we’re here to support you every step of the way. Addressing emotional eating requires a comprehensive approach that targets both the mental and physical aspects of health. 

The Medical Weight-Loss Program at NYBG provides practical tips and personalized support to help you manage emotional eating and achieve a healthier lifestyle. 

While oral and injectable weight-loss medications can be an effective short-term strategy, the long-term success and safety are still being researched and are unknown. 

Understanding Emotional Eating 

Emotional eating is driven by complex psychological and physical factors. When we feel intense emotions, our brain may turn to food for comfort. Eating high-calorie, carb-rich foods can release feel-good chemicals like serotonin and dopamine, but this only offers temporary relief and can lead to unhealthy habits. 

Often, emotional eating starts from learned behaviors or cultural traditions where food means comfort, reward, or love. These deep connections to food make it hard to break the cycle of emotional eating. 

The Vicious Cycle of Emotional Eating and Weight Gain 

Eating for comfort might give temporary relief, but it often leads to feelings of guilt and shame, creating a harmful cycle. Consuming high-calorie foods contributes to weight gain, which can worsen negative emotions and trigger even more emotional eating. This cycle makes it challenging to break free and maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

How NYBG’s Medical Weight Loss Program Can Help

NYBG takes a comprehensive approach to tackle all aspects of weight loss, finding solutions that fit your unique needs. 

  1. Personalized Assessment and Counseling Your journey starts with a detailed assessment to understand your unique challenges, including your relationship with food. This helps us identify specific emotional triggers and develop targeted strategies to help you. 
  2. Nutritional Guidance and Meal Planning Our registered dietitians work with you to create balanced meal plans that suit your tastes and address emotional eating. With mindful eating practices and healthier food choices, you can take control of your eating habits. 
  3. Supportive Environment Changing long-standing habits isn't easy, but you're not alone. Our program provides a supportive environment with the tools and knowledge you need for a successful weight-loss journey. We ensure that both your emotional and physical health are addressed, paving the way for lasting change. 

New York Bariatric Group: Weight-Loss Leader 

NYBG is the leader in comprehensive weight-loss solutions. We are a one-stop shop, offering long-term weight-loss surgery as well as medically-supervised weight loss such as oral and injectable medications. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to losing weight. At NYBG, we work with you to customize a weight-loss program that will work best for you. 

Oral and injectable weight-loss medications have been shown to be an effective short-term strategy, but the long-term effects and safety is still unknown. With our Medical Weight Loss Program the ongoing supervision allows doctors to make necessary adjustments to a patient’s treatment plan based on their progress and changes to their health. 

Weight-loss surgery is the only proven long-term weight-loss solution. With decades of research, patients have seen sustainable weight loss. We offer multiple weight-loss surgery procedures and our doctors will work with you to find the right option. 

Our practice is the best around: 

  • Over 30 surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, plastic surgery, and medical weight loss. 
  • 42,000 successful procedures performed with more being performed every day 
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q-and-A sessions
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients 
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT 
  • Offering in-person and virtual consultations 
  • Since 2000, we boast over 23 years of success! 

All of our hospitals are Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facilities, which is a prestigious designation bestowed upon only the top-quality bariatric programs. 

Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!

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Understanding Emotional Eating: How NYBG’s Medical Weight Loss Program Can Help


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Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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