The interactive group sessions are each one-hour long, except the last class, which will meet for 1 1/2 hours. The sessions meet once a week for six consecutive weeks. You will also need to schedule weekly individual one-hour sessions with the exercise physiologist. Nutrition reference books, handouts, and participant’s notebook are included in the program fee. Pre-surgery program participants will receive 10 visits with the exercise trainer at the Bronson Athletic Club. Participants will need to complete eight visits prior to surgery and two visits after surgery.
Schedule of Group Classes
Session 1: Normal Eating: Aspects of Hunger, Fullness, and Satisfaction (Psychologist)
Session 2: Portion Control (Registered Dietitian)
Session 3: Making Behavioral and Cognitive Changes in your Eating (Psychologist)
Session 4: No More Dieting: Learning Healthy Lifestyle Changes (Registered Dietitian)
Session 5: Feeling and Food: Self-Acceptance (Psychologist)
Session 6: Putting It All Together (Registered Dietitian, Psychologist and post bariatric surgery patients)
Upon completion of the program, you may attend any future group session free of charge for a year to help you further establish the lifestyle changes you have learned. A schedule of upcoming classes is available by calling (269) 341-8900.