Support Group

Helpful Publications

  • Portion perfection for bands and sleeves – Amanda Clark Adv APD
  • Your complete guide to nutrition for weight loss surgery – Sally Johnston APD The gastric band nutrition essential – Helen Bauzon APD
  • The weight loss surgery shopping guide – Helen Bauzon APD
  • This equals that book – Trudy Williams
  • Spoons for thought – Justine Hawke & Sally Johnston
  • Mindless eating – Brian Wansink
  • Mindful eating – Jan Chozen-Bay
  • Find your appetite – Sue Zbornik

Great Websites


Useful Apps

  • Easy diet diary app
  • My fitness pal app
  • Water logged app
  • Eat slower app
  • Am I hungry app
  • eat slowly app
  • eat, chew, reflect app bariatric timer app
  • Great ideas in nutrition plate and bowl – Amanda Clark Adv APD

Support groups are a fantastic opportunity to improve your understanding on how to beat obesity. Warm, small group, and completely non-threatening, they are a great way to meet other banders and sleevers and learn a trick or two from our renowned psychologist Dr Sonia Haggman. The groups are held on MONDAYS at 6pm sharp in our offices in Crows Nest, and are free for OClinic patients. Please register with Sara or Keran by email or phone. Here are our topics and dates for the rest of 2012:

  • 21 Gillies st Crows Nest
    commence 6pm sharp
  • 14 Jan 2013: When Diets Don’t Work
  • 11 Feb 2013: Non-Hungry Eating- If I’m Not Hungry Then Why Am I Eating?
  • 11 March 2013: Body Image- Enjoy Your Body
  • 8 April 2013: Overcoming Barriers to Weight Loss
  • 6 May 2013: Self Nurturing and Freedom From Guilt
  • 3 June 2013: Weight Maintenance- What is Normal?
  • (Topics for the remainder of 2013 will be published shortly)