Double Dhamaka at Nobesity Support Group Meeting #23

Having two expert speakers and doubling the benefit to our support group attendees was the highlight of our 23rd consecutive support group meeting last Sunday. We hold these highly interactive meetings every month on the last Sunday.

Acupressure demo by  Ms Bhargavi Ben

Ms Bhargavi Ben, an acupressure expert spoke of how acupressure helps relieve some of the chronic problems such as back pain, neck pain, joint pain and many such daily irritants.

Ms Bhargavi Ben also explained that Acupressure is the practice of applying precise pressure, usually with fingertips, to various points on the body with the goal of balancing life energy, called qi (pronounced as chi) in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Our second speaker was the person that you all know and love. Ms Hina Gautam, one of the most popular celebrity chefs of Gujarat. Ms Hina graced our support group meeting for the third time and we were so privileged to have her again. 

Celebrity chef Ms Hina presentation

Ms Hina, who had shared recipes last two times, focused on balancing the diet this time by having the right amount of essential nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates and vitamins in our daily meals.

Dr Manish Khaitan, Dr Pinal Shah and team joined the expert speakers in Q&A session at the end to answer specific questions related to pre and post Bariatric aspects.

 

Remember: Patients who attend support group meetings are able to stick to their post-surgery regime and ensure sustained weight loss. The support group meetings at Nobesity are free of charge and open to both our patients as well as patients of other surgeons. To register to our next support group meeting, call on +91 89999 49999

Celebrity Chef Ms Hina Gautam Shares her Secret Recipe at Nobesity Support Group Meeting #22

One of the important post-surgery goals is to work on your eating habits.

It’s not about sacrificing your favourite foods. Its about learning how to eat what you like- wisely.

Studies have highlighted the positive impact of millets (ragi) on blood sugar levels and have elevated its status from the poor man’s cereal to a gourmet ingredient.

The high content of soluble dietary fibre in millets makes it an ideal substitute for other cereals for those suffering from type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disorders.

Keeping this in mind, our guest speaker Ms Hina Gautam- a medical student who followed her passion for food to become a celebrated chef- brought to the table her ability to optimize taste and nutrition in our last Sunday’s support group meeting.

She shared tips on substituting high glycaemic load grains like rice and wheat with the gluten-free and diabetic-friendly millet.

Ms Gautam also demonstrated some delectable recipes that used millet as a key ingredient.

The interactive session at the end of the Meet allowed the audience to get valuable insights from Ms Gautam on improving the nutritional quality of their diet.

For those who missed out on this meeting, here is a delicious recipe shared by Ms Gautam. Try at home:

Recipe: Ragi (Millet) Rava Dhokla

Ingredients
1 cup ragi (millet)
¼ cup urad dal
1 cup semolina
¼ cup grated carrot
2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
1 inch piece ginger, grated
1 green chilli, chopped fine
½ teaspoon soda bi-carb
Salt, to taste

Method
Soak the urad dal and ragi, semolina separately, overnight.
First, grind them separately to get a smooth batter and then combine them together.
Add the remaining ingredients to the batter and mix well.
Heat the steamer and pour the dhokla batter into the platter. Let the batter steam till the dhoklas are cooked.
Serve with coriander chutney.

Bon Appetit!

Remember: Patients who attend support group meetings are able to stick to their post-surgery regime and ensure sustained weight loss. The support group meetings at Nobesity are free of charge and open to both our patients as well as patients of other surgeons. To register to our next support group meeting, call on +91 89999 49999

110 Kgs to 74kgs: Ms Devki Shares Her Success at Nobesity Support Group Meeting #21

Losing 36 kilos and painful cormobidity within 9 months of Bariatric surgery is an incredible feeling by itself.

Dr Khaitan answering questions

However, what sets Devki’s joyful journey apart is her ability to articulate her experiences, public speaking skills and her willingness to share her story selflessly for others’ benefit.

An engaging session by multi-faceted Ms Devki Vaishnav: a lawyer, chef, teacher and Nobesity alumnus who underwent Bariatric Surgery 9 months ago, was the key agenda of our 21st Support Group Meeting last Sunday.

120+ attendees, that included many of our post surgery winners as well as

those considering Bariatric Surgery, appreciated Devki’s high caliber presentation full of nuggets and insights such as:


Everyone can win says Devki

– What helped her sail through pre and post surgery journey
– How others can gain from her experience
– What mistakes she made along the way
– How to make the journey interesting
– Her dream weight goal and progress

Dr Manish Khaitan (Director Nobesity) joined Devki at times to answer specific queries from the audience. The session was one of the liveliest and most interactive we have conducted so far.

 


Audience Appreciating Devki’s Secrets of Success

Team Nobesity thanks Ms Devki for incredible presentation and motivation to all for taking informed decisions for healthy living.

Remember: As proven by studies, those who attend support group meetings do better sustaining weight loss compared to those who don’t. Ensure that you don’t miss our monthly support group meetings held on last Sunday of every month. For pre-registration, pl call +91 84444 94444


Befor Surgery and After

Hair Care Discussed by Dr Nita Goswami at Nobesity Support Group Meeting #20

You went through bariatric surgery and started off on your weight loss process. But there is one loss a few of you did not bargain for – hair loss.

Dr Khaitan and Dr Nita answering patient questions

The surgery and the weight loss results in some hormonal changes, contributing to temporary hair loss in the immediate months after surgery.  Some patients may also notice that their hair begins to thin or its texture becomes coarse.

Not to worry! This hair loss is temporary and not something to lose (more!) hair over.

At the same time, certain steps can be taken to minimize the hair loss.

The focus of our 20th Monthly Support Group Meeting held last Sunday was exactly this- Post surgery Hair care.

Dr Nita discussing maitaining healthy hair

Guest Speaker Dr Nita Goswami stressed on the importance of nutrient rich foods and the necessary supplements in minimizing hair loss after surgery. For the patients at the meeting, it was an excellent opportunity to learn how they could protect their crowning glory after surgery.

In her thirty plus years of practice, Dr. Goswami has treated over 1 lakh patients and has won awards for the in-depth research behind the development of her products. She was conferred with an award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Medicine by UNO.

Housefull Audience

The program ended with a lively interaction between the audience, Dr Nita and Dr Manish Khaitan on various points contributing to lasting health and maintained healthy weight after Bariatric Surgery.

Remember: It has been proven by studies that patients who attend support group meetings are able to stick to their post-surgery regime and ensure sustained loss. The support group meetings at Nobesity are held once every month, usually on last Sunday of the month. They are free of charge and open to both our patients as well as patients of other surgeons. Come, register for our next meeting at +91 89999 49999

Q&A with Dr Khaitan

Meditation Expert Dr Ronak Gandhi at Nobesity Support Group Meeting # 19

Its difficult for a Doctor to leave medical practice and become a full time Meditation expert.

Q &A by Dr Manish Khaitan and Dr Ronak Gandhi

Dr Ronak Gandhi our Guest Speaker last Sunday at our 19th consecutive monthly support group meeting is one such rare Doctor who followed his inner calling and founded a meditation institute to help people find inner joy, realize true potential and master their own lives.

Dr Ronak taught simple meditation techniques to beat every day stress and sustain good lifestyle habits to about 100 attendees that mostly included our past patients leading a much healthier and fitter life after surgery and those considering surgery who came to speak to the past patients and Nobesity experts.

The session ended with a vibrant Q&A conducted by Dr Khaitan to answer patient queries.

Our free-of-charge support group meetings are open to both our patients as well as those operated by other surgeons. The purpose of the meetings is to help patients stay on course for long term weight loss and enjoy a fulfilling post-surgery life.

Remember: Those who attend Support Group Meetings enjoy more sustained success in their weight loss journey than those who don’t.

Call us to register for our next meeting. Look forward to seeing you!

Celebrity Chef Ms Hina Gautam at Nobesity Support Group Meeting # 18

Ms Hina Gautam, the cookery expert and one of the most popular faces of Gujarati television who has hosted more than 600 episodes of Rasoi show was the Guest Speaker last Sunday at our 18th consecutive monthly support group meeting.

Success story sharing

Agenda for the meeting was to welcome winter with innovative recipes to boost metabolism without boosting weight gain.

Ms Gautam demonstrated her unique recipes to about 100 attendees that mostly included our past patients leading a much healthier and fitter life after surgery and those considering surgery who came to speak to the past patients and Nobesity experts.

Highlights of the day were Ms Gautam’s immuno boosting low calorie, high protein mocktails, salads and chutney which left the audience lip smacking.

Q & A with Dr. Manish Khaitan

The session had success story sharing by the past patients. Q&A was conducted by Dr Khaitan to answer patient queries.

Our free-of-charge support group meetings are open to both our patients as well as those operated by other surgeons. The purpose of the meetings is to help patients stay on course for long term weight loss and enjoy a fulfilling post-surgery life.

Remember: Those who attend Support Group Meetings enjoy more sustained success in their weight loss journey than those who don’t.

Call us to register for our next meeting. Look forward to seeing you!

 

Exercise for Happiness : Support Group Meeting # 17 Update

Physical exercise makes you happy. Its a scientifically validated fact.

Endorphin secreted in your brain after a work out session is a key reason for this. This feeling is addictive too. Researchers have found that once people get addicted in a good way to post exercise endorphin addiction, its easier for them to stick to exercise regimen without feeling like its a regimen!

Q & A with Dr. Kahitan

In our 17th consecutive monthly support group meeting held on last Sunday 29 Oct 2017, we thought of help our patients experience this endorphin rush first hand.

Along with expert team of exercise coaches, our new and old patients immersed totally into a fun filled easy physical exercises.

Dr Manish Khaitan (Director, Nobesity) discussed the tried and tested success strategies for maintaining weight loss in the long run even after several years of surgery.

We also had some of our old patients share secrets behind their success.

Our free-of-charge support group meetings are open to both our patients as well as those operated by other surgeons. The purpose of the meetings is to help patients stay on course for long term weight loss and enjoy a fulfilling post-surgery life.

Remember: Those who attend Support Group Meetings enjoy more sustained success in their weight loss journey than those who don’t.

Call us to register for our next meeting.

Look forward to seeing you!

 

Self Healing Skills: Nobesity Support Group Meeting # 15 Update

Consistency of conducting support group meetings every month makes us one of the best Bariatric Surgery Centers in India.

Our 15th consecutive monthly support group meeting last Sunday on 27 Aug 2017 was a great success with about 100 participants in-spite of Paryushan- one of the biggest festivals of Gujarat under celebration parallely.

Our support group meetings are open not only to our patients but also to those operated by other surgeons. The meetings are meant for helping patients to stay on course for long term weight loss and happy post-surgery life.

Our theme this time was Self Healing Skills to overcome our day to day challenges of stress, anxiety, overeating etc. by leveraging the enormous mind power each one of us already have.

Renowned therapist, counselor and life coach Ms Pinkal Bhatt was the Guest Speaker this time who took an engaging session along with Dr Manish Khaitan, Director Nobesity.

The session was engaging and Ms Bhatt taught some vital skills to audience on coping and overcoming the daily stress that influences our overeating that in turn causes weight regain.

Audience participation was very active as usual. The session ended with Q&A.


Ms Pinkal Bhatt explains concept of heal in health

 


Packed Audience participating in engaging session

Preventing Weight Regain: Support Group Meeting # 16 Update

Our unbroken tradition of monthly support group meetings continued this month with the 16th consecutive monthly meeting held on last Sunday 08 Oct 2017.

This last meeting saw one of the largest attendances so far.

Dr Khaitan answering patient questions

Our expert dietician Ms Ishita, alongwith Dr Manish Khaitan (Director, Nobesity) discussed the tried and tested success strategies for maintaining weight loss in the long run even after several years of surgery.

Ms Ishita advised the group on maintaining portion control without starving. Dr Khaitan shared useful tips to train the mind not to fall in the overeating trap.

Many patients shared the secrets behind their success which made the session highly interactive.

Our free-of-charge support group meetings are open to both our patients as well as those operated by other surgeons. The purpose of the meetings is to help patients stay on course for long term weight loss and enjoy a fulfilling post-surgery life.

Remember: Those who attend Support Group Meetings enjoy more sustained success in their weight loss journey than those who don’t.

Call us to register for our next meeting on Sunday 28 October 2017.

Look forward to seeing you!

 
Sharing Secrets of Success

Beat the Back Ache: Nobesity Support Group Meeting # 14 Update

Our 14th consecutive Support Group Meeting was held last Sunday on 30 July 2017.

About 100 patients attended the event.

The program started with Dr Manish Khaitan, Director Nobesity welcoming all.

Renowned physiotherapist Dr Raj Singh Shekhawat was the Guest Speaker this time and he conducted a very engaging and interactive session on How to Manage Back Pain with some simple home exercises.

In-room demonstration of exercises with audience participation was a highlight of this program.

Q&A by audience followed the talk.

All patients operated at Nobesity were offered free of charge BMD (Bone Mineral Density) Test after the program.

Nobesity conducts Support Group Meetings on Last Sunday of every month to help patients sustain the weight-loss achieved through Bariatric Surgery, for life.

Remember: Those who attend Support Group Meetings do better than those who don’t.

Nobesity, is the most rewarded and recognized by external jury as the Best Bariatric program in South East Asia.

Our Support Group is India’s largest and the most active.

Our free-of-charge support group meetings are open to our patients and those operated by other surgeons.

Our Next Support Group Meeting is on Sunday 27 Aug 2017. Call us for registration. Look forward to see you

Dr Khaitan welcomed all

Dr Khaitan welcomed all

 

Dr-Shekhawat-Demonstrating-an-Excercise

Dr. Shekhawat demonstrating an excercise