Events by Date

December
2018

Upcoming Events

Event Name
Presenter
Date
Time
Location
Information Session
Dr. McDoogle
Sat Dec 15
10:00 am -
12:00 pm
Auditorium A
Information Session

 

We invite you to attend our upcoming information session.  We host Information Sessions for individuals (and their friends and families!) interested in learning more about the surgical weight loss options available at Freedom Bariatrics. You'll also learn about our program requirements and how to navigate the insurance approval process.  Before we can schedule your consultation with our surgeons, you must attend a mandatory Information Session.  We hope to meet you and answer any questions you may have to determine if bariatric surgery is for you.



1. Assess if you meet the health requirements for bariatric surgery.
2. Identify the preoperative process.
3. Learn about the various bariatric surgical procedures.
4. Discuss how to navigate the insurance approval process.
5. Familiarize yourself with the Freedom Bariatrics surgeons, multidisciplinary staff and bariatric program.



Coping with Cravings
Kayla Jacobs, PsyD
Tue Dec 18
7:00 pm -
8:00 pm
Virtual: Dial 888-808-9000
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
Surviving the Holidays
Jim Jones, RD
Wed Dec 5
7:00 pm -
8:00 pm
Auditorium A
Surviving the Holidays

 

Many patients describe the holidays and family get-togethers as a challenging time. Playing the holiday eating game can cause feelings of stress and anxiety. Since food and eating is an integral part of many cultures, the eating traditions, heightened emotions, and more tempting food exposure, can easily lead one down the forbidden path of unplanned weight gain.

Join us for this support group to learn ways to establish a preplanned, defensive eating plan for the holidays. Planning ahead will turn some of your most feared events into enjoyable ones, where you can once again look forward to special occasions.



After this support group, patients will be able to:

  1. Examine your fears around holiday meals and togetherness.
  2. Discuss reasonable suggestions on how to plan for a healthy and enjoyable holiday experience.
  3. Share at least three ways in which you can plan ahead for your upcoming holiday feast.