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Undergoing bariatric surgery can be an exciting, yet emotionally challenging, experience. Having a solid support system is integral for achieving long-term weight loss success.

This Meetup Group is designed to give those who have undergone bariatric surgery, or who are considering having surgery, a safe place to share their experiences, learn new information, and gain the ongoing support and friendship of others.

Groups are held monthly in San Francisco and are moderated by Tara Griffith, MA, MFT. Tara is a licensed psychotherapist and wellness coach who specializes in bariatric surgery and weight management.

Potential topics of discussion:

WLS and Personal Relationships

Managing Emotional Eating and “Head Hunger”

Setting and Achieving Goals

Meal Planning Tips and Tricks

Body Image Issues and Learning to Love The “New You”

Stress Management

Measuring Success without The Scale

Finding an Exercise Program That Works For You

Success Habits of the Weight Loss Surgery Patient

Handling Lapses / Getting Back on Track

The Bariatric Food Pyramid

Understanding Food Labels and Ingredient Lists

The Realities of Regain

Food Addiction and Addiction Transfer

Other activities include guest speakers (dietitians, personal trainers), clothing and recipe exchanges, exercise opportunities, and more.

So whether you have already undergone surgery or are just beginning your journey, feel free to join our community! All shapes, sizes, and surgery types welcome.

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