Support Group Minutes

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 prepare your body for “fight or flight” by sending energy to the parts of the…

March 26, 2016 – Cortisol and How it Affects You's Story »

 

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 the difference categories of proteins.  One of the primary reasons we stress to eat enough…

March 3, 2016 – Protein & Macro-nutrients's Story »

 

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 give them to patients who need them but cannot afford them. Just bring them to…

February 18, 2016 – Excess Skin & Body Magic's Story »

 

Bariatric Support Group Date: February 4, 2016 Facilitator: Dr. Hassan Saradih Dr. Saradih gave a wonderful talk on 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 energy in, exceed energy out, then we gain weight. What is supposed…

February 4, 2016 – Your Appetite Regulation System's Story »

 

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 have been cooked a little longer than it was to make it as crispy in…

January 23, 2016 – Cooking for One's Story »