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From initial consultation to post-surgery support, many people will be involved in your care. All share a common goal: your success. These include:

If you have you experienced weight loss surgery, have your surgery scheduled or are thinking about surgery, the Sanford weight loss surgery support group will help you learn more about diet, exercise, psychological challenges and more. Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at Sanford Medical Center.

Back to Basics Class

Please join the Sanford Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Program for Back to Basics Class. This class is held three times a year and is for anyone who has had weight loss surgery and may be struggling to lose or maintaining their weight loss, or for those who want to get back to basics after surgery. The following topics will be reviewed and discussed as a group:

  • Rules of the Road
  • Diet guidelines
  • Eating tips, tricks, and hints
  • Mindful eating
  • Emotional eating
  • Physical activity
  • Motivation and personal accountability

Classes are led by the Bariatric Nurse Practitioner, Bariatric Nurse Coordinator and Bariatric Dietician. Please call (605) 333-2249 for more information.

BLAST (Better Living, Attitude, and Success Training)

Classes are held each month for bariatric patients. Join our bariatric dietician to discuss the following topics during this one hour class. Click here for more information.

Mindful Eating

This class will show you how to pay closer attention to what you are eating and how it makes you feel. Practice by taking smaller bites, eating slower and experiencing your food with all your senses. Mindfully eating will help you learn to enjoy the quality versus the quantity of foods. We also briefly discuss the post-operative diet and supplement regimen.

Barriers and Feelings

This class will help you identify any personal barriers that may be inhibiting weight loss or a healthy lifestyle. We will examine food related feelings and emotions, the hunger/fullness scale and discuss the value of food and activity logs. We will also discuss non-food ways to nurture yourself.

Menu Planning/Activity

This class will help you learn how to create a health grocery list and simple food plan. This class also touches on eating out, the benefits of physical activity, how screen time and sleep affect weight loss and the important of adequate support to help you reach your goals.

If you would like additional information, please call to arrange a consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons at (605) 328-3840 or (800) 727-0670, or click here to request more information online.