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Weight Loss Support Group Meeting Minutes

June 2, 2016 – Hair Loss

Bariatric Support Group Date: June 2, 2106 / Facilitator: Chris Bovos, RN, CBN / Chris reviewed how hair grows, why you go through a period of hair thinning about 3 – 4 months after surgery, and what things you can do if it doesn’t start growing back after that happens. All hair goes through 3 […]

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May 21, 2016 – HIIT Exercise Training

Bariatric Support Group Date: May 21, 2016 / Facilitator: Greg Justice, M.ED. Greg talked to the group about metabolism, how to boost it, and the importance of mixing strength and resistance training into your routine. Greg started by explaining that metabolism is the total sum of all the chemical reactions that take place in your […]

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May 5, 2016 – Weight Loss Process & Expectations

Bariatric Support Group Date: May 5, 2016  The presentation began with a discussion about what happens in the body when you lose weight and reviewing what we know about energy.  Energy is measured in calories, and calories are composed of Proteins, Fats, Carbohydrates and Alcohol.  The energy you burn, or Total Energy Expenditure (TEE) is […]

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April 7, 2016 – Meditation for Inner Peace

Bariatric Support Group Date: April 7, 2016 Facilitator: Rosie Dominguez and Chris Bovos, RN, CBN Chris introduced Rosie Dominguez, who is a spiritual and wellness coach.  Rosie shared her story of how she used to have a very stress filled job for many years, and then with the illness of her mother, began a shift […]

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March 26, 2016 – Cortisol and How it Affects You

Bariatric Support Group Date: March 26, 2015 Facilitator:  Laura Hernandez, MBA, RD, LD Laura spoke about cortisol, the “fight or flight” hormone that is released by the adrenal glands when we are stressed.  Normally when we get into a stressful situation or become afraid, our adrenal glands produce cortisol and adrenaline.  The cortisol helps to […]

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March 3, 2016 – Protein & Macro-nutrients

Bariatric Support Group Date: March 3, 2016 Facilitator: Laura Hernandez, RD, LD Laura talked about one of the major building blocks of our bodies – protein.  She discussed how proteins are large molecules that are made up of smaller units called “amino acids” that are linked together.  She discussed the primary functions of proteins and […]

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February 18, 2016 – Excess Skin & Body Magic

Bariatric Support Group Date: February 18, 2016 Facilitator: Stephanie McCain & Chris Bovos Chris announced that anyone who has a CPAP or BiPAP at home that they no longer need following their weight loss can donate it to the program. We will have them cleaned and sterilized, put new tubing and hoses on them and […]

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February 4, 2016 – Your Appetite Regulation System

Bariatric Support Group Date: February 4, 2016 The group listened to an informative talk about how our body manages the energy balance in our body, the complex appetite regulation system, and how in obesity those regulation systems become increasing more unregulated as we continue to gain weight. Energy balance is measured in calories. When the […]

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January 23, 2016 – Cooking for One

Bariatric Support Group Date: January 23, 2016 11 am Facilitator:  Laura Hernandez, RD, LD; Chris Bovos, RN, CBN Laura and Chris cooked today using cauliflower instead of pasta or rice.  Chris made a pizza crust from riced cauliflower which she cooked and then cooled before putting pizza sauce and cheese on top.  It probably should […]

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