Success Habits of Weight Loss Surgery Patients Educational Program
The program is a collaboration between Mercy Bariatrics and Bariatric Support Centers International, it is based on the same titled book and is a first in Australia!
Success Habits of Weight Loss Surgery Patients research began in 1998 by Colleen Cook who is a successful Bariatric patient and educator. It commenced with a survey of thousands of long term weight loss surgery patients and posed the question “What are the important characteristics of a successful long term bariatric patient?” The results were presented to the ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) and were published in the Obesity Surgery Journal.
Success Habits Book and Program
Six key principles were identified and from this Colleen wrote a book and a program:” The Success Habits of Weight Loss Surgery Patients”.tm
A bariatric best seller, The Success Habits of Weight Loss Surgery book, workbook, tracker, lesson materials and additional support resources are widely used throughout the global bariatric community.
Bariatric Surgery is a Tool
Bariatric surgery is a big step and a second chance in life! Unfortunately, it doesn’t necessarily guarantee your success. Bariatric surgery is not an answer; it is a tool, a tool that will give you a huge push towards a better healthier life. But like any other tool, if you don’t know how to use and maintain it, it won’t hold you for long.
Knowledge and Support is Vital
The Success Habits™ program is like an Instruction Guide for bariatric surgery and for life. It gives you the knowledge and the support to give you the best start to your journey, which can ensure optimal weight-loss and long-term weight maintenance.
Adapted for Australian Bariatric Patients
We have adapted her program to be more relevant to Australian patients that have had a sleeve gastrectomy.
4 Week Program
The program runs for four weeks on Thursdays from 6 to 7pm and includes the following materials:
- The Success Habits of Weight loss Surgery Patients book.
- Success Habits Workbook.
- Success Habits Tracker.
- BSCI three months on-line membership including a customized Weight-loss Progress Chart.
- Customise Restaurant Card.
Offered To All Our Bariatric Patients
It is now offered to all of our Bariatric Patients as part of their program fee. For our rural clients this course is available to be downloaded online.
The program is suitable for new and veteran weight-loss surgery patients and is available in one on one format too.
To express your interest or to register please contact us.
The program is also available on-line through a webinar led by Colleen Cook. For more details, dates and registration please click here.