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Hi All,
There probably won’t be too much interest on this Forum as most posts tend to be from and aimed at
recently banded /bypass patient. However longer term patient’s, when their weight losses stop or become difficult
as restriction goes and hunger returns have VERY DIFFERENT needs.
I am a fully trained trainer by profession and do truely believe from my own experiences that knowledge is power.

I have been approached by some people who think that there is a real need for this sort of help and advice.
I envisage that the support group would be primarily training based mainly around how we go about learning
new behaviours and developing ”coping”stratergies so after we lose a lot of weight we don’t go back to our old ways and issues towards food. And it would take the form of interactive workshops where we can share ideas as well as best practice.(As well as learn from EACH OTHER)We all know the great MR SOMMERS /SLATER/PING /JOHNS and co only operate on the anatomy NOT on the mind which is where most of our
issues with food and eating started.
It is this very point that needs addressing and looking at in more depth.

It would have informative yet fun sessions about the following subjects;-

Issues with food
Turning to Food for comfort
WHY do we do it?
HOW can we stop this self sabotage?
WHAT coping stratergies can we set in place
Personal problems as a result of weight loss
Being KIND to ourselves ( & not beat ourselves up!)

I would welcome any/all comments to see what your thoughts are
and IF there is enough interest in a group like this
YOU WILL ALL be long term post op one day -soon
Time flies and 2 3 4 5 years post op soon comes around but it is very very frustrating on forums like this when all the needs and info and questions etc all directed towards new and recent bypass and banders
I know many people who no longer post on the forum just for this reason alone.
Please let me know
and if you think its not needed I won’t be offended in the least
Just trying to see what if any interest there maybe before
I start the business of writing training workshops.
Thank you all for your time xxx

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