Lifestyle Change Class

Facilitated by Dietitian Becky Vicars, RD, LD
Dietitican Becky Vicars teaching a Lifestyle Change ClassDietitian Becky Vicars facilitates the Scott & White Bariatric Surgery Lifestyle Change Class

Our Lifestyle Change class begins your transition to healthy lifestyle behaviors that will improve your overall health and well-being. When you attend your first appointment with one of our nurse practitioners, you will be given a Lifestyle Change class schedule. You are required to attend one Lifestyle Change class prior to your bariatric surgery.

During this one hour class, you’ll receive information about healthy food choices, meal planning and exercise, and we’ll discuss these topics in detail.

We’ll also review our five post-surgery program guidelines:

  • Protein first
  • No snacking
  • Lots of water
  • Daily exercise
  • Daily vitamin and mineral supplements

Classes are held monthly. At the end of class, you will complete and turn in a Lifestyle Change contract. This will also provide verification that you attended the class.

Please do not bring children under the age of 16 years old to the class. Young children may be disruptive to the group. This is time for adult education only.

Directions and Parking

The Scott & White Main Campus is conveniently located in Temple, Texas on the I-35 corridor. Lifestyle Change classes are held in the Sid Richardson Auditorium. View map PDF Document

2014 Class Schedule

All classes will be held at 4:15 p.m. We encourage you to stay after class and attend a support group meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Please bring your Gastric Bypass/Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Patient Manual with you.

Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy
Lifestyle Change Class
January 9
February 13
March 6
April 10
May 8
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11
October 9
November 13
December 11


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