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The Ottawa Hospital Bariatric Centre of Excellence

Virtual Support Group Schedule

There is no cost to attend these sessions. To Register Call 613-761-5101

Events in May 2023

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4:30 pm: Medications for the Management of Obesity

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Virtual Support Group Descriptions

Please only register for the sessions you know you can attend as there are a limited number of spots available. If you have registered and your availability changes, please call the clinic to cancel your registration so that others may take advantage of the space.

Tackling Emotional Eating/Mindless Snacking with Candace Vilhan, Behaviourist There are times we may eat in response to a range of emotions or situations, which are not necessarily related to physical hunger. Join us for some practical strategies on building a new relationship with eating, mindful moments and group discussion to help no matter where you are in your journey

Back to Basics with Ciara Foisy, Registered Dietitian. Tips, tricks and resources for grocery shopping, meal planning and prep, and cooking at home. What meal kits and food boxes are available in the Ottawa area as well as local produce and home gardening resources? The December 12th group will offer special tips and tricks for navigating the holidays.

Thriving in Your Weight Loss Journey with Rosa lnglesi, Registered Social Worker Come and join us to learn strategies to help you navigate your weight loss journey.

Transition to Primary Care after Bariatric Surgery, facilitated by one of the clinic’s NPs Information and resources for those who have had bariatric surgery & being transitioned back to their primary care providers. Recommendations for follow-up, when to seek care, long-term self-care, & community resources for ongoing support.

Fad Diets with Ciara Foisy, Registered Dietitian. The good, the bad and the ugly. This class will provide an overview of popular diets, how they may or may not work and help discover how to live a healthy, happy life without dieting.

Low Blood Sugar After Bariatric Surgery with Aspen Viets, Nurse Practitioner Unrelated to diabetes, low blood sugars can occur in some people after gastric bypass surgery. This class will help you recognize, understand and manage low blood sugars after surgery.

Medications for the Management of Obesity with Louise Donnely, Nurse Practitioner What is available. When are they used and how do they work.

Healthy Communication: Strategies for Assertiveness and Relationship Building with psychologist Dr. Daniella Sandre. Relationships can be emotional minefields for many people. The skills that we will be teaching in this group will help us to ask for things or say no to unwanted requests, while at the same time maintaining or improving our relationships. 

Ongoing Series: Managing Weight Expectations, call the clinic at 613-761-5101 for waitlist and schedule information Facilitated by a Registered Dietitian.

Part 1: Understanding Obesity:

Understanding obesity & weight trajectories, and why is weight so hard to keep off?

Part 2: A Closer Look at Our Hormones:

How hormones connect the brain and the gut, affecting hunger, cravings & appetite

Part 3: Is Your Weight Bugging You?

Discussing the role of gut bacteria in health & how to improve your gut health

Part 4: Lifelong Management of Obesity

Pulling together the previous 3 classes & helping to set healthy goals for the future

Last updated on: April 18th, 2023