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Types of Motivation

What Exactly Is Driving You? If you are looking to lose weight, you are likely also thinking about your own motivation to do so. You might find yourself saying, “I’ll get back to the gym (or) restart my diet, as soon as I find the right motivation”. And if that is...

Emotional Eating and Coping Skills

Emotional Eating Do you ever find yourself grabbing a handful of chips when stressed at work? Maybe you just need to “check out” after a long day and mindlessly eat in front of the TV. Perhaps you start grazing on cookies and sweets when you’re bored late at night....

BCC in the News

BCC in the News San Antonio Medicine, the official publication of Bexar County Medical Society, recently published an article by the Bariatric Counseling Center’s own Dr. Sara Hamilton, PsyD, regarding weight loss medications and behavioral modifications. Click...

A New Approach to Holiday Eating

Many people resign themselves to gaining weight over the holidays, with holiday eating, promising to “get back on track” in the new year. They then find themselves hungry and discouraged at the end of January when, despite strict dieting and overexercising for three...

What Is Emotional Eating?

Do you find yourself eating even when you’re not especially hungry? Or eating more than you want of a food you don’t even particularly enjoy? If so, you may be using food as a coping mechanism. When we engage in emotional eating, we use food primarily to temporarily...