Events by Date

March
2015

Upcoming Events

Event Name
Presenter
Date
Time
Location
Support Group- Jefferson City
Susan Dyer LPN
Mon Mar 9
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
Capitol Region SW Campus 1432 SW Blvd Jefferson City MO 65109 Lower Level Conference Room
Support Group- Jefferson City

 

Bariatric patients meet monthly to share their experiences and learn about various educational topics relevant to their care.

1.  Patients will discuss the importance of managing small goals.
2.  Patients will identify triggers to unhealthy behaviors.
3.  Patients will discover effective strategies and behaviors that will support their ability to communicate their needs and feelings with others.

Coping with Cravings
Susan Dyer LPN
Mon Mar 9
5:15 pm -
6:15 am
Jefferson City location
Coping with Cravings

 

Some people believe a craving — an intense desire for a certain food — is a signal their bodies need the nutrients that food provides. Are cravings physiological or psychological? We don’t know for sure what causes a craving because there are many factors that could be involved:  physical, emotional, memories, habit, sensory triggers, social/cultural. How we make food choices is a complex issue. Is it a food craving or simply just the urge to eat when you’re not hungry?

 

Whether it is physiological or psychological, sometimes cravings become overwhelming and lead to overindulgence and feelings of guilt. When people follow overly restrictive diets or completely avoid specific foods or groups of foods, cravings can become more intense and can lead to a vicious cycle of indulging, overeating and guilt. Join us for this support group to learn techniques to minimize cravings to prevent this cycle from coming back into your life.



After this support group, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify specific food cravings.

  2. Explore underlying causes for food cravings.

  3. Discuss and learn strategies to deal with food cravings.



 

Past Events

Event Name
Presenter
Date
Time
Location
Support Group- Columbia
Susan Dyer LPN
Mon Mar 2
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
Missouri Bariatric Services 1000 W. Nifong Building 2 Suite 100 Columbia MO 65203
Support Group- Columbia

 

Missouri Bariatric Services hosts a support group in Columbia, typically, on the first Monday of each month. E-mail announcements are sent monthly with the specific date and time of the support group. Presenters and topics rotate.

Support group is a great place to meet other people who have gone through weight loss surgery. Many benefit people benefit from attending support group. Support groups help them stay motivated and give them ideas on how to address a certain challenge they may be having. We look forward to seeing you!



Plateau or Maintenance - What is the Difference?
Susan Dyer
Mon Mar 2
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
MO Bariatric Services
Plateau or Maintenance - What is the Difference?

 

Do you feel like you have hit a plateau? Are you at your goal? Is this just a temporary holding pattern or have you reached the point that ‘you are there’ and it is time to turn to maintenance? Join us for this interactive support group to determine where you are in your weight loss journey. You will have the opportunity to distinguish the difference between a plateau and shifting your focus to weight maintenance. It will also be a time to reassess your goals and determine your individual motivation level.

After this support group, patients will be able to:

  1. Identify non-scale victories and scale victories to determine if you are in a plateau or maintenance.
  2. Assess your motivation level to change.
  3. Describe ways to move forward to continue to lose weight or begin maintenance.