38TH SUPPORT GROUP ORGANIZED BY NOBESITY AT KD HOSPITAL

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Nobesity Organized 38th Support Group at KD Hospitals, Ahmedabad. Support Group is an initiative by Nobesity to keep people inform on healthy eating habits, guide to maintain proper weight and curb obesity
With the Festival of Lights just around the corner, the topic of discussion on this support group meet was Healthy Snacks for Diwali and Travelling Diet for Diwali, which was delivered by Well-Know Chef, Food Consultant & Philanthropist Hina Gautam and the event saw an overwhelming response with more than 150 people attending our Support Group Meet

37th support group organized by Nobesity at KD hospital

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At our 37th support group, organized by Nobesity at KD hospital, It was a wonderful to have SHARAN India group with us, where they explained, importance of Vegan diet (plant based diet) and how it can be made as tasty as normal diet and helps to resolve many complex problems like irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, etc. Also demonstrated some interesting oil free and dairy free recipes with substitutes of oil, sugar & dairy products. In spite of festive season there were 150 + audience which is a great success for team nobesity. At Nobesity we always strive to educate people about healthy life style.

Remember Patients who attend our support group meetings regularly are more likely to stick to their post-surgery regime and ensure sustained weight loss.

36th support group was conducted at KD hospital, Ahmedabad on 28th July

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36th support group was conducted at KD hospital, Ahmedabad on 28th July.

One more successfully organised meet by Team NOBESITY, 150 + patients took advantage. Ms. Ameeta Parekh delivered a lecture about connection of Mind with body, by balancing all 7 chakras. We taught our patients the importance of control of mind to control emotions and to achieve maximum weight loss.”

NOBESITY, 36th support group was conducted at KD Hospital, Ahmedabad on 30th June.

In line of tradition of NOBESITY, 36th support group was conducted at KD Hospital, Ahmedabad on 30th June.
A full house with our loving patients standing just to take advantage of it.
It was again a successful organised meet by NOBESITY, where Mr. Parikhsit Jobanputra delivered a motivational lecture on how to manage life after surgery and how to maintain fitness.
It was a great learning experience for all the 300 patients present and there was a great demand to repeat this again.
We have seen that the patients attending support group loose more weight than patients not attending the support group.

Life After Bariatric Surgery: Tips Discussed at Nobesity Support Group Meeting #34

Your bariatric surgery is done and you are speeding up the weight loss journey.

However, there will be speed breakers, sharp turns and surprise climbs along the way.

If your navigator is on, the journey will be smooth with no surprises. You will reach your destination smiling. If not, then the road may look scary.

This was the essence of Dr Manish Khaitan’s special lecture at our 34th bariatric support group meeting last Sunday, attended by more than 100 patients.

Patients who have successfully traveled this road too attended and shared their invaluable experience.

One key adjustment for patients after surgery is to eat differently.

The new stomach is only 50 to 80 ml in size where as it was probably 2 liters before surgery. But, you feel full and satisfied with just 50ml of food now. No need to over-stuff. But your mind needs to be trained by you to understand this fact and help it overcome old habits.

Craving is another challenge along the way.

Did you know that you crave more when you don’t sweat i.e. when you don’t exercise?

Simple exercises like walking, having plenty of water through out the day and frequently eating small portions of healthy food can magically stop your craving and put you on top gear for a life time success.

Dr Khaitan also explained that successful weight loss after surgery results in some hormonal changes, contributing to temporary hair loss in a few patients 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 can be addressed by making some changes in the diet.

Dr Khaitan also addressed other common questions such as chances of skin loosening, mood swings etc after surgery.

The program ended with a lively interaction between the audience, Dr Manish Khaitan (Bariatric surgeon) and Team Nobesity which included our expert psychologist, dietitians and counselors.  Overall it was a fantastic meeting as usual with full house participation by our highly engaged post bariatric patient community which is considered the best in India.

Remember: It has been proven by reputed 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. Register here for FREE to join our next support group meeting or call us Today on +91 89999 49999.

Spine Care at Nobesity Bariatric Surgery Support Group Meeting #33

Nutrition and exercise are the key cornerstones of post-surgery recovery and care. It is important that neither of these two is neglected to reap maximum benefits from the bariatric procedure.

The 33rd Nobesity’s support Group Meeting focused on explaining to the patients the importance of strengthening the back post-surgery and the overall importance of exercise in healthy living.

The spine is engaged in the performance of all activities – sitting, standing, walking, etc. Thus, maintaining the integrity of the spine is crucial to overall stability in body structure and posture.

Mr. Rajendra Modhiya who works with a spine surgeon shared information and tips on the type of back strengthening exercises that patients can incorporate in their recovery process.

Loss of weight also leads to loss of muscle. Staying committed to an exercise plan helps maintain lean body mass which contributes to a better metabolism, allowing you to stay on the path to a healthy post-surgery life.

While most patients start with a light exercise protocol within 2-4 weeks of their surgery, remember to consult our doctor or our team to draft an exercise plan for you. Make sure that you increase the intensity of exercises only as per the doctor’s guidance.

Remember: Patients who attend support group meetings are more likely 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 our patients as well as patients of other surgeons. Register here for FREE to join our next support group meeting or call us Today on +91 89999 49999.

Manage Emotions to Manage Weight: Nobesity Bariatric Surgery Support Group Meeting #32

Obesity comes with significant emotional and psychological stress.

Bariatric surgery, by enabling sustained weight loss, corrects most negative emotions harbored by patients for lifetime such as depression, low confidence and low self esteem due to obesity.

However, some patients after Bariatric surgery too may feel a different type of emotional stress as they disassociate themselves with the old food habits and lifestyle.

Thus, our 32nd Support Group Meeting focused on managing emotions to sustain weight-loss after surgery.

Delhi-based senior psychologist Ms Nivedita Singh, our esteemed guest speaker of the day, addressed a group of over 100 patients and shared tips for making lifestyle modifications easy, avoiding substance abuse under stress, and developing healthy attitudes, beliefs and habits to sustain durable weight-loss after Bariatric surgery.

Hiten Raikundaliya and Swati Shah – two successful patients of Nobesity too were present in the meeting and shared their inspiring weight loss stories.

35 year old Hiten has lost 54 kilos of excess weight in the 11 months since his surgery and is now an active marathoner. He said, “In the past everyone would ask me about the best restaurants in town and now they ask me about the best sports events and marathon contests.”

Swati Shah, who has lost more than 80 kilos of excess weight since her surgery, used to be confined to a wheelchair before her surgery. It was a proud moment for her to step onto the stage on her own two feet and motivate the group.

Dr Manish Khaitan, Director Nobesity and team took questions and queries from the vibrant patients who turn up in large numbers to our monthly support group meetings conducted on last Sunday of every month.

 

Remember: Patients who attend support group meetings are more likely 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 our patients as well as patients of other surgeons. Register here for FREE to join our next support group meeting or call us Today on +91 89999 49999

Putting Protein in Diet at Nobesity Support Group Meeting #31

The right nutrition is a key aspect of post-surgery care for every bariatric patient.

And, protein is the cornerstone of a well-balanced and healthy diet.

It forms the building blocks of muscle and helps keep one satiated for a long period.

The 31st Nobesity Support Group Meeting on 3rd March was devoted to incorporating the adequate amount of protein in post surgery diets.

Many patients are hesitant to try protein supplements as they assume that they will be unpalatable and not tasty.

To bust this myth, samples of protein bars, shakes and chocolate were distributed to the attendees.

The Nobesity nutritionists explained how diet can be made protein-rich by making some simple substitutions and additions to regular food.

All attendees got a complimentary recipe book filled with innovative recipes to add flavor and fun to healthy diet.

Another highlight of the meeting was Best Motivational Patient recognition to a patient who convinced multiple others, unknown to him, to opt for the procedure and thus opt for a better life.

He also single-handedly convinced 14 obese patients from one family to undergo the appropriate Bariatric procedure for each one of them at Nobesity, India.

The meeting was a grand success with the crowd of over 100 present returning home with a better understanding of making their food healthy and delicious.

Remember: Patients who attend support group meetings are more likely 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 our patients as well as patients of other surgeons. Register here for FREE to join our next support group meeting or call us Today on +91 89999 49999

Quiz with RJ Harshil RadioCity @ Nobesity Bariatric Surgery Support Group Meeting #30

Popular RJ Harshil RadioCity conducted the Bariatric Quiz that was filled with energy and enthusiasm at our 30th support group meeting last Sunday.

Exciting prizes were won by 10 participants.

Fun as you learn is the real purpose of such contests, for making healthy lifestyle a strong habit in post Bariatric Surgery patients to achieve durable and sustained loss of excess weight and co-morbidities such as Diabetes, for decades after Bariatric Surgery.

Special prizes were awarded to our 3 special patients who attended all 30 monthly support group meetings so far. Their 100% attendance is indicative of their great commitment to healthy lifestyle.

Our 90 attendees of this meeting had a mix of some undergone Gastric Bypass and similar procedures as long back as 6 years ago and some 2 years ago.

Their success stories, experience sharing and questions formed the core of this meeting after quiz session.

Such diverse group of patients in our meetings is a great opportunity to new patients considering Bariatric surgery to meet them face to face and know first hand from their success stories.

The meeting ended with a Q&A session with Dr Manish Khaitan and team of Nobesity Center of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, who fielded questions on diet, lifestyle modification and host of other topics that help patients sustain the benefits of the procedure for a long time.

 

Remember: Patients who attend our support group meetings held on last Sunday of every month are more likely 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 our patients as well as patients operated by other centers. Register for our next support group meeting here or call us Today on +91 89999 49999

Detox Diet and other Healthy Recipes at Nobesity Support Group Meeting #29

Celebrity chef Ms Hina Gautam is not new to Nobesity support group.

Detox diet menus. Breakfast blends, Probiotic drinks, Energizing smoothies. And cleansing diet were the focus of discussion at the 29thNobesity Support Group Meeting on 30th Dec.

Ms Hina Gautam shared many recipes and tips to help optimizing diet and sustaining weight-loss naturally.

Nobesity team and Ms Gautam also emphasized that if a patient’s goal is sustained weight loss, a detox diet might help drop a few kgs, but lost weight is likely to come back. Also its not a healthy approach. Wheras a wholesome detox diet that limits processed, high-fat, and sugary foods, and replaces them with more whole foods like fruits and vegetables is likely to work long term while keeping the patients healthy.

A record turnout of patients kept Dr Manish Khaitan and team busy with an active Q&A session.

Success story sharing by old patients and networking with them by new patients considering Bariatric surgery was a high value aspect of this meeting.

Remember: Patients who attend support group meetings are more likely ensure sustained weight loss. The support group meetings at Nobesity are free of charge and open to our patients as well as patients of other Bariatric centers. Register for our next support group meeting here or call on +91 89999 49999