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My Weight Is Over - Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery In CT
My Weight Is Over - Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery In CT

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Sleeve Gastrectomy Porcedure

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If you've had weight-loss surgery, this group is for you! 

All post-operative bariatric surgical patients at different stages of their weight loss journey are welcome to attend this group monthly.

Since the inception of our program in 2004, Eating Disorder Specialist, Mary P. Ziller, L.C.S.W. has conducted this group to keep patients on track with the physical and emotional changes that occur after weight loss surgery. 

The purpose of this group is to help patients with their weight loss and eventual maintenance; and to achieve peace and emotional clarity regarding eating patterns and body image issues.  Mary's focus is to guide patients to identify and release psychosocial stressors that block them from feeling good about themselves and contribute to emotional eating and weight struggles.  
Positive methods for self-care are highlighted, and a series of individual skill-sets are reinforced at each support group.  

A few topics covered are: 
Managing the Medical and Technical Challenges of Bariatric Surgery
Differences between Physical and Emotional Hunger
Mindless and Intuitive Eating
Managing Stressful Events and more! 

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If you've already had weight-loss surgery, this group is for you!

For the past 7 years, Nancy Murphy, MS, RD, CDE, CD-N, has led this post-operative group to provide bariatric patients with reliable, accurate and understandable information about their dietary needs and lifestyle challenges so that long-term success will be the anticipated outcome.  
Nancy has been a Registered Dietitian for over 20 years, a Certified Diabetes Educator for 10 years and is a Bariatric expert in nutrition.  
All topics will be relevant to our entire bariatric population and will include: 
:: caloric needs
:: supplements
:: dietary/macronutrient requirements
:: food preparation
:: portion sizes
:: meal structure
:: fluid intake
:: relapse prevention and behavior modification.  
The Lifestyle goals discussed and reinforced are:
:: Healthy vs. Rapid/Excessive Weight Loss
:: Adequate Daily Protein and Supplementation
:: Adaptation of a Healthy Relationship with Food vs. Pre-op “chronic dieting” Mentality
:: Structured Exercise as a Critical Component of Long-Term Weight Management. 
Everyone will leave having learned at least one new helpful tip to bring long-term success one step closer!
Location: 
St. Vincent's Medical Center 

2800 Main Street 
Bridgeport, CT 06606 

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