Our free monthly support groups provide opportunities before and after surgery to learn and ask questions of our dietitian, psychologist and bariatric nurse, as well as patients who share their personal stories about the challenges and successes of weight loss surgery. Support groups are open to anyone who has had or is planning to have weight loss surgery.
The risk of an early death for an obese person is twice that of a non-obese person, according to recent studies. Morbid obesity can cause life-threatening health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Weight loss surgery decreases your chance for these and other conditions, including sleep apnea, gastric reflux, asthma, arthritis and migraines. Evidence suggests that weight loss also lowers the risk of some cancers that are increased with morbid obesity, including breast, endometrial, colon and prostate cancers.
Eating healthily will become something you want to do instead of a sacrifice – by learning to value yourself and your body at a whole new level you will want to make sure that you are filling it with high quality fuel. You’ll discover how to balance treats and indulgences with a much healthier overall diet that helps to improve and maintain your health and energy levels without depriving you of all of the foods you love.
This programme takes a new ground-breaking approach to weight loss and healthy eating! You’ll get much more than a new diet/eating plan – the programme will get to the root of why you overeat and continue to struggle with your weight. Above all else we’ll address the emotional and psychological aspects of your struggle with your weight and food, as well as covering motivation, stress, overcoming cravings, self-esteem, physical activity and a whole lot more. Together with your weight loss coach you will develop and follow a program where you only do what works for you and learn the skills you need to successfully stay slim and healthy for life!
How much weight will I lose? : it really does depend on how much weight you have to lose in the first place and how well you stick with the programme. I have seen 3-4 kg lost in the first two phases (2 weeks and 2 days) through to a staggering 10kg. For most people the first two phases sees the most dramatic loss in weight after which point is does slow down a bit. One lady on the plan at the moment has lost 7kg and she is a couple of weeks into phase 3 (more relaxed phase where one weekly treat meal is allowed) and is half way to her total weight loss goal.