Events by Date

October
2017

Upcoming Events

Event Name
Presenter
Date
Time
Location
General Support Group
Glorianne Boyd, RD
Mon Oct 23
6:00 pm -
7:00 pm
Fleming Island Office-4689 Highway 17 Suite 11 Fleming Island, FL 32003
General Support Group

 

The Memorial Bariatric Center has recognized the changing needs of our patients at all levels of recovery. To address our growth and commitment to quality care, we offer a free monthly support group in our Education Department.

Support sessions, such as these conducted by the Memorial Bariatric Center, have been shown to directly increase the chances of short and long-term patient success following bariatric surgery. Regardless of where a person is in relation to the bariatric surgery process, just considering it or at any point prior to or after the weight loss procedure, he or she is welcome to attend the sessions. Significant others are encouraged to attend.

Group members, surrounded by people who understand and support their goals, receive up-to-date weight loss information, consider issues in the context of the disease of obesity, and have the opportunity to discuss personal or professional issues that arise from the consequences of bariatric surgery. Following weight loss surgery, patients are faced not only with new eating and drinking behaviors, but also difficulty in making sense of the role food plays in their lives. Our support group focuses on learning a new relationship with food. Group topics include dealing with not only the nutritional and physical health, but also emotional, mental, psychological and spiritual well-being.

A typical support session would include a presentation and discussion on the support group topic and nutrition topic. Time is saved at the end of every meeting for patients who are at the beginning of the bariatric surgery journey to ask questions of the group.



If you can't make it in person you can join us over the phone by calling: 

1-800-605-5167

Code: 764966



Vitamins& Vegetables-Is your vitamin giving you everything you need
Bariatric Dietitians
Wed Oct 25
12:00 pm -
1:00 pm
Memorial Bariatric office
Vitamins& Vegetables-Is your vitamin giving you everything you need

 

Adding a healthy variety of foods to your diet after bariatric surgery can often be difficult.  This is especially true when it comes to finding room for fruits and vegetables since the majority of our stomach space is occupied with our protein!  In this group we will be reviewing our bariatric vitamin guidelines, breaking down the difference between vitamins and whole food nutrition, and discussing ways that we can add more variety of fruits and vegetables into our diets without too many added carbs!



 

Past Events

Event Name
Presenter
Date
Time
Location
Memorial Exercise Class
HEART Fitness Trainer
Tue Oct 3
6:45 am -
7:15 am
Memorial Hospital-HEART Fitness Center
Memorial Exercise Class

 

Exercise is one of the most important factors in reaching and maintaining weight loss goals. Though there has not been specific guidelines established for patients post bariatric surgery, there is still criteria that one should follow.

Exercise is something that should be done both before and after surgery, with the consent of a physician. The recommendation for exercise is; 5-7 days/week of 30-60 minutes of aerobic exercise, and 2-3 days/ week of resistance training (after being cleared by physician).

Join us in the Memorial Heart Fitness Center for our monthly workout class!

Please dress appropriately for exercise.





Vitamins& Vegetables-Is your vitamin giving you everything you need
Bariatric Dietitians
Mon Oct 9
6:00 pm -
7:00 pm
Memorial Bariatric office
Vitamins& Vegetables-Is your vitamin giving you everything you need

 

Adding a healthy variety of foods to your diet after bariatric surgery can often be difficult.  This is especially true when it comes to finding room for fruits and vegetables since the majority of our stomach space is occupied with our protein!  In this group we will be reviewing our bariatric vitamin guidelines, breaking down the difference between vitamins and whole food nutrition, and discussing ways that we can add more variety of fruits and vegetables into our diets without too many added carbs!



Dining Out Group
Bariatric team
Mon Oct 16
6:00 pm -
7:00 pm
cheddar's st johns towncenter
Dining Out Group

 

Join us on the third Monday of every month for an evening out on the town.  We will be meeting at a local restaurant to make new connections and discuss food alternatives while dining out.