Weight Loss Support Groups
Join our staff, other surgery candidates, those who have had surgery and others for our monthly support group discussions. We discuss a variety of topics including diet, exercising, challenges after surgery, social/family related issues after surgery and other topics. Discussions are led by members of our team (bariatric surgeon, physician assistant, bariatric nurse coordinator, clinical dietitian, and psychologist). We encourage our audience to guide the discussion by coming with plenty of questions.
It is an opportunity to learn about shared challenges and successes, to learn new techniques that have worked for others, to reinforce the things you are doing well to help lose weight and prevent weight regain.
We provide a warm, friendly, open environment for exchange of ideas and for you to support each other on your shared weight loss journey.
Center for Obesity & Metabolism Support Groups
Feel like you’re alone in your struggle to lose weight? Attend our monthly support group meetings! You’ll learn more about weight loss and get to know people who’ve had surgery, are preparing for surgery or just want to lose weight.
The Augusta University Obesity & Metabolism also offers free weight loss support groups on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Support Groups are a place to give and receive emotional and practical support as well as exchange information with individuals experiencing similar obstacles as you. Presentations and classes are give by our Dietitian, Psychologist, Bariatric Coordinator, and guest speakers.
The support group meetings are held at 5:30 p.m., just before the educational seminars, on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Georgia Regents Medical Office Building, 4th floor. The meeting topics include:
January: Setting Goals
February: Personal Accountability
March: It's All About You!
April: Reading Labels and the Importance of Supplements
May: Portion Control and Liquid Calories
June: Exercise Can Be Done Outside the Gym
July: What Is It Like? Before and After Weight Loss Surgery
August: The Connection Between Emotions and Food
September: Getting Back on Track
October: Journaling and Keeping a Food/Exercise Diary
November: Handling Holidays After Weight Loss Surgery
December: Holiday Party & Healthy Recipes