At The Better Weigh Center, we understand how important support groups are for patients. It is incredibly powerful for patients to be surrounded by other patients who have felt the profound impact that obesity has on a life and to understand that they are not alone in this battle. Support groups offer positive reinforcement, encouragement, and in our case, knowledge. Our main monthly support group is led by professionals with experience in leading groups and is structured in a way that encourages interaction and conversation but also teaches the skills that are necessary for long-term success. For those that like a small group format, we offer additional professionally led groups addressing specific topics.
Ready For a Little Support?
Unfortunately many programs do not understand the importance of support after surgery and do not offer the program that we have put together. We believe so strongly in the concept of support groups that we open our support group to anybody, regardless of where they had their surgery done. Our support group is also open to those who haven’t yet had surgery and just want to learn more about it or see what life can be like after weight loss surgery.
Here is a snapshot of just some of the topics that have been addressed in support group:
- Healthy Cooking
- Meal planning
- Implementing a physical activity program
- Developing a support system
- Labeling tricks
- Fluids, how they help and can hurt
- Mindful eating during the Holidays
- Vitamins and minerals
- Sleeping for Success
- Head hunger
Support Group Information
Corpus Christi’s Bay Area Hospital
7101 S. Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412