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The Ottawa Hospital Bariatric Centre of Excellence

Fall/Winter 2023 Virtual Support Group Schedule

MonthSchedule
October 2022Monday, October 24th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Back to Basics with Ciara Foisy, Registered Dietitian
Friday, October 21st, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Thriving in Your Weight Loss Journey with Rosa lnglesi, Registered Social Worker
Tuesday, October 25th, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Emotional Eating/Eating Mindfully with Candace Vilhan, Behaviourist
November 2022Thursday, November 10th, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Medication for Obesity Management with Louise Donnelly, Nurse Practitioner
Monday, November 14th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fad Diets with Ciara Foisy, Registered Dietitian
Friday, November 18th, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Thriving in Your Weight Loss Journey with Rosa lnglesi, Registered Social Worker
Tuesday, November 22nd 1:00 pm -2:15 pm
Emotional Eating/Eating Mindfully with Candace Vilhan, Behaviourist
December 2022Tuesday, December 6th, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Emotional Eating/Eating Mindfully with Candace Vilhan, Behaviourist
Friday, December 9th, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Thriving in Your Weight Loss Journey with Rosa lnglesi, Registered Social Worker Monday, December 12th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Back to Basics with Ciara Foisy, Registered Dietitian
Tuesday, December 13th, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Transition to Primary Care after Bariatric Surgery with Alison Vettorel, Nurse Practitioner
January 2022Friday, January 13th, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Thriving in Your Weight Loss Journey with Rosa lnglesi, Registered Social Worker Monday, January 16th, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fad Diets with Ciara Foisy, Registered Dietitian
Tuesday, January 17th1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Emotional Eating/Eating Mindfully with Candace Vilhan, Behaviourist
Thursday, January 26th, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Low Blood Sugar affer Bariatric Surgery with Aspen Viets, Nurse Practitioner
February 2022Friday, February 10th, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Thriving in Your Weight Loss Journey with Rosa lnglesi, Registered Social Worker
Tuesday, February 14th, 1:00 pm -2:15 pm
Emotional Eating/Eating Mindfully with Candace Vilhan, Behaviourist
March 2022Tuesday, March 14th, 1:00 pm -2:15 pm
Emotional Eating/Eating Mindfully with Candace Vilhan, Behaviourist
Friday, March 17th, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Thriving in Your Weight Loss Journey with Rosa lnglesi, Registered Social Worker

Virtual Support Group Descriptions

There is no cost to attend these sessions.

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.

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: November 3rd, 2022