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 The Weight Loss Insider
Please note: Due to our upcoming site visit for Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons,
we will not be holding our monthly support group in September.
Please join us for our next meditation driven support group meeting on Wednesday, October 21st at 5:30pm!
We apologize for any inconvenience!


It's fall, and you know what that means: Time to dive back into all your favorite TV shows! Or, for many of use, mainlining what we missed this summer. Almost 70% of U.S. TV watchers are binge viewers. But all that couch time could be seriously harming our health. A new study from Diabetologica found that for every extra hour of TV we watch a day, we risk of diabetes goes up by 3.4%. Still want to get in your fill of Grey's Anatomy? At right, how to avoid the worst body bummers.

Your metabolism slows.  Hit the gym before you hit the couch. It will ramp up your body's fat burning and keep you going during a TV marathon.

You mindlessly snack. As you already know, Dr. Vaughan's main rules is to eliminate snacking. But, if you do stock up on healthy alternatives liked steamed edamame or almonds.

You skimp on sleep. Give yourself a strict bedtime. Make sure you factor in at least an hour away from the alluring glow of the TV or computer to properly wind down before bed- the little blue light from the screens interferes with the production of melatonin, the hormone that helps you snooze.

Derived from Women's Health magazine, this chart demonstrates just how much we have to do when consuming those fatty goods.

Your Weight Matters – For Your Health


In order to promote a healthier public and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans affected by excess weight or obesity, the Obesity Action Coalition has launched a national weight and health awareness campaign, titled the Your Weight Matters Campaign. The Campaign is issuing a Challenge to all Americans to measure their weight and talk to their healthcare provider about it.

Anyone interested in taking the Your Weight Matters Campaign Challenge can do so online at Campaign participants are provided with a FREE resource toolkit to help them prepare for the conversation of weight with their healthcare provider. The Your Weight Matters Campaign Toolkit also includes resources on topics such as nutrition, exercise and weight-loss options. In addition, Campaign participants can opt-in to receive Your Weight Matters Weekly, a weekly e-newsletter providing nutrition and fitness tips along with news about the Campaign and much more!

The OAC is dedicated to giving a voice to those affected by excess weight and obesity. To find out more about the OAC, visit If you have any questions about the Your Weight Matters Campaign, please contact the OAC at 800-717-3117 or


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Dr. Vaughan's Tip of the Month
Plan ahead. Let’s keep it simple. You can’t expect the world to be on the same page as you when it comes to your nutrition plan and goals.

Our recommended vitamins are WLS Vitamins. They have been personally formulated by Dr. Vaughan especially for the needs of the bariatric anatomy.

Tell us your success story: Be an encouragement and inspiration to other patients by sharing your weight loss journey. This could be a story that is funny, about people's reaction when they see you now, about how people treat you differently, or your new found sense of self-esteem.

If you do not want to mention your name, we can change your name in the story. We'll feature your story in one of our monthly newsletters.

If you have a great story to tell, please reply to this email expressing your interest in sharing your story.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 16th 2015
There will not be a Support Group Meeting this month.
Cancelled due to Bariatric Center of Excellence Accrediation

Wednesday, October 21st 2015
Bariatric Support Group Meeting
Mimi Bailey - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Raso Educational Building, 1st floor. North Clarke Room
Just East of the Main Entrance of Jupiter Medical Center

Wednesday, November 18th 2015
Bariatric Support Group Meeting
Matthew Petty-from Jupiter Medical Center's Exercise and Rehab Center
Raso Educational Building, 1st floor. North Clarke Room
Just East of the Main Entrance of Jupiter Medical Center

Wednesday, December 16th 2015
Bariatric Support Group Meeting
Bianca Milliern - Mental Health Expert
Raso Educational Building, 1st floor. North Clarke Room
Just East of the Main Entrance of Jupiter Medical Center

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