Surgical weight loss, in conjunction with the necessary lifestyle changes, can be an effective way to reach a healthy weight and reduce your risk of developing obesity-related conditions. Whether you are considering bariatric surgery or have already undergone a surgical weight loss procedure, Riverside Community Hospital holds monthly support group meetings designed to educate and empower those who struggle with obesity. Read on to learn about a few of the benefits you can receive by joining such a group:
Your friends and family members may not always provide the support you need to continue your weight loss journey, which is why it can be incredibly helpful to find like-minded allies. Other surgical weight loss patients understand the challenges you face and can help you stay empowered to follow through with lifestyle changes.
Altering lifelong eating habits and physical activity levels can be challenging, particularly because an individual may not be aware of certain detrimental behaviors. Discussing your experiences within a surgical weight loss support group can help you better understand the causes and results of your actions, enabling you to make more informed decisions throughout your daily life.
Learning about others’ experiences with bariatric weight loss as well as the latest medical knowledge regarding weight loss surgery allows you to determine which methods are likely to work for you. Attending a hospital-sponsored support group meeting can help you learn useful techniques and philosophies regarding diet, physical activity, and postoperative care, enabling you to succeed in your weight loss goals.
Our next surgical weight loss support group meeting takes place Tuesday, September 11th at 7 pm. Call Riverside Community Hospital at (951) 788-3463 for more information on this event or to learn about our bariatric weight loss services.