Inova Metabolic Wellness

Inova Metabolic Wellness Inova's multidisciplinary team of bariatricians, bariatric surgeons, endocrinologists, registered dieticians, behavioral health & fitness specialists are here to meet your every need.

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Make Smart Choices. Do you know what’s really in your food? How many nutrients? The more you know, the wiser your decisi...
10/12/2021

Make Smart Choices. Do you know what’s really in your food? How many nutrients? The more you know, the wiser your decisions can be. If you’re shopping in the grocery store, look at the Nutrition Facts labels on foods before you put them in your cart. Our dietitians at Inova Bariatric Surgery will help teach you how to read the food label and make the best choices for your health. https://www.inova.org/our-services/inova-weight-loss-services

Make Smart Choices. Do you know what’s really in your food? How many nutrients? The more you know, the wiser your decisions can be. If you’re shopping in the grocery store, look at the Nutrition Facts labels on foods before you put them in your cart. Our dietitians at Inova Bariatric Surgery will help teach you how to read the food label and make the best choices for your health. https://www.inova.org/our-services/inova-weight-loss-services

What should you look for in a bariatric surgery program?     -     Accredited surgery center     -     Support staff, in...
10/11/2021

What should you look for in a bariatric surgery program?
- Accredited surgery center
- Support staff, including a dietitian, counselor, and nurses or physician assistants who have had experience in weight loss surgery
- Board certified healthcare provider
- Education program to help prepare you for before, during, and life after surgery

You can find all of this with Inova’s Weight Loss Surgery Program. Schedule an appointment today: https://docasap.com/provider-search/org_code/INOVA/specialty_id/21/key_reason/-1/list_only_live_providers/1/key_insPlanId/0/key_group_code/-1/org_id/74252/channel_id/INOVA/external_iframe_id/718308496

What should you look for in a bariatric surgery program?
- Accredited surgery center
- Support staff, including a dietitian, counselor, and nurses or physician assistants who have had experience in weight loss surgery
- Board certified healthcare provider
- Education program to help prepare you for before, during, and life after surgery

You can find all of this with Inova’s Weight Loss Surgery Program. Schedule an appointment today: https://docasap.com/provider-search/org_code/INOVA/specialty_id/21/key_reason/-1/list_only_live_providers/1/key_insPlanId/0/key_group_code/-1/org_id/74252/channel_id/INOVA/external_iframe_id/718308496

Are you trying to have a more active lifestyle? Then check out these tips:     -     Choose activities enjoy and fit the...
10/09/2021

Are you trying to have a more active lifestyle? Then check out these tips:
- Choose activities enjoy and fit them into your daily schedule
- Gradually build up how hard, how long & how often you exercise
- Drink plenty of water – every 15 minutes while exercising
- Check with your healthcare provider before starting any new exercise program
Learn more about how exercise is your way to a healthy heart: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Wellness/BloodPressure/1,1553

Are you trying to have a more active lifestyle? Then check out these tips:
- Choose activities enjoy and fit them into your daily schedule
- Gradually build up how hard, how long & how often you exercise
- Drink plenty of water – every 15 minutes while exercising
- Check with your healthcare provider before starting any new exercise program
Learn more about how exercise is your way to a healthy heart: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Wellness/BloodPressure/1,1553

Sleep apnea is one of several serious conditions that can be improved or even resolved with weight loss surgery. But wha...
10/08/2021

Sleep apnea is one of several serious conditions that can be improved or even resolved with weight loss surgery. But what is sleep apnea? It is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. During these interruptions, you can’t breathe in oxygen or exhale carbon dioxide, resulting in low oxygen levels and increased levels of carbon dioxide in the blood. Learn more: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Conditions/Bariatric/85,P01301

Sleep apnea is one of several serious conditions that can be improved or even resolved with weight loss surgery. But what is sleep apnea? It is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. During these interruptions, you can’t breathe in oxygen or exhale carbon dioxide, resulting in low oxygen levels and increased levels of carbon dioxide in the blood. Learn more: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Conditions/Bariatric/85,P01301

After weight loss surgery, patients need to supplement their diet with extra protein, and protein shakes are a great sol...
10/05/2021

After weight loss surgery, patients need to supplement their diet with extra protein, and protein shakes are a great solution. Whey protein is the best rated for bariatric patients, so make sure it is listed as the first ingredient on the Nutrition Label! For more information about what to expect after a bariatric surgery: https://www.inova.org/our-services/inova-weight-loss-surgery-program/what-expect

After weight loss surgery, patients need to supplement their diet with extra protein, and protein shakes are a great solution. Whey protein is the best rated for bariatric patients, so make sure it is listed as the first ingredient on the Nutrition Label! For more information about what to expect after a bariatric surgery: https://www.inova.org/our-services/inova-weight-loss-surgery-program/what-expect

Exercise is essential for maintaining your health. It can also improve your overall sense of well-being. Even low-to-mod...
10/04/2021

Exercise is essential for maintaining your health. It can also improve your overall sense of well-being. Even low-to-moderate intensity activities, for as little as 30 minutes a day, can be beneficial. These activities may include:
- Pleasure walking
- Climbing stairs
- Gardening
- Yard work
- Moderate-to-heavy housework
- Dancing
- Home exercise
More info: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Conditions/Bariatric/Lifestyle/85,P00217

Exercise is essential for maintaining your health. It can also improve your overall sense of well-being. Even low-to-moderate intensity activities, for as little as 30 minutes a day, can be beneficial. These activities may include:
- Pleasure walking
- Climbing stairs
- Gardening
- Yard work
- Moderate-to-heavy housework
- Dancing
- Home exercise
More info: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Conditions/Bariatric/Lifestyle/85,P00217

Are you finding it difficult to stay accountable for your fitness goals? Here are some tips to help you out:     -   Mak...
10/02/2021

Are you finding it difficult to stay accountable for your fitness goals? Here are some tips to help you out:
- Make a detailed plan on how, where and when you will exercise
- Download a fitness app
- Buddy up – ask family and friends to join you
- Keep a record to log your daily activity

Learn more about keeping yourself accountable: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Library/Wellness/Fitness/197,30253

Are you finding it difficult to stay accountable for your fitness goals? Here are some tips to help you out:
- Make a detailed plan on how, where and when you will exercise
- Download a fitness app
- Buddy up – ask family and friends to join you
- Keep a record to log your daily activity

Learn more about keeping yourself accountable: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Library/Wellness/Fitness/197,30253

It is officially the month of Halloween! As you start to see trick-or-treat candy line the shelves at the store, remembe...
10/01/2021

It is officially the month of Halloween! As you start to see trick-or-treat candy line the shelves at the store, remember that even though those fun-sized chocolate bars and miniature candies looks so tiny, the calories add up quickly. Click the link below to learn just how many calories are in your favorite treats: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Library/Wellness/WeightControl/197,30070

It is officially the month of Halloween! As you start to see trick-or-treat candy line the shelves at the store, remember that even though those fun-sized chocolate bars and miniature candies looks so tiny, the calories add up quickly. Click the link below to learn just how many calories are in your favorite treats: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Library/Wellness/WeightControl/197,30070

Today is #WomensHealthFitnessDay! Few women think heart disease is their greatest health threat. Unfortunately, it's the...
09/30/2021

Today is #WomensHealthFitnessDay! Few women think heart disease is their greatest health threat. Unfortunately, it's the nation's number one killer, and women are its prime target. Focus on your health and fitness reduce your risk for heart disease. Learn more about the risk factors and lifestyle changes you can make today: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Search/1,2544

Today is #WomensHealthFitnessDay! Few women think heart disease is their greatest health threat. Unfortunately, it's the nation's number one killer, and women are its prime target. Focus on your health and fitness reduce your risk for heart disease. Learn more about the risk factors and lifestyle changes you can make today: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Search/1,2544

On #WorldHeartDay we’re focused on how weight loss and a healthier lifestyle can help alleviate or lower many heart-rela...
09/29/2021

On #WorldHeartDay we’re focused on how weight loss and a healthier lifestyle can help alleviate or lower many heart-related health risks associated with obesity, including:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Coronary heart disease
- Stroke
Learn more about how Inova’s Medical Weight Loss Program can improve your heart health: https://www.inova.org/our-services/inova-weight-loss-services/benefits-weight-loss

On #WorldHeartDay we’re focused on how weight loss and a healthier lifestyle can help alleviate or lower many heart-related health risks associated with obesity, including:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Coronary heart disease
- Stroke
Learn more about how Inova’s Medical Weight Loss Program can improve your heart health: https://www.inova.org/our-services/inova-weight-loss-services/benefits-weight-loss

What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?      -     Frequent bladder infections     -     Skin infections that don't he...
09/27/2021

What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
- Frequent bladder infections
- Skin infections that don't heal easily
- Feeling very thirsty
- Peeing often
- Dry, itchy skin
- Tingling or loss of feeling in the hands or feet

Learn about more symptoms and how weight loss surgery can help: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Conditions/Bariatric/85,P00356

What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
- Frequent bladder infections
- Skin infections that don't heal easily
- Feeling very thirsty
- Peeing often
- Dry, itchy skin
- Tingling or loss of feeling in the hands or feet

Learn about more symptoms and how weight loss surgery can help: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Conditions/Bariatric/85,P00356

Emotional eating affects most people from time to time. But regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can a...
09/24/2021

Emotional eating affects most people from time to time. But regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health. Here are some strategies to deal with emotional eating:
- Learn to recognize hunger
- Keep a journal to track what you eat and your feelings when you do
- Build a support network
- Find other interests that increase self-confidence
- Get professional help if needed

Learn more about emotional eating: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Library/Wellness/WeightControl/1,4517

Emotional eating affects most people from time to time. But regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health. Here are some strategies to deal with emotional eating:
- Learn to recognize hunger
- Keep a journal to track what you eat and your feelings when you do
- Build a support network
- Find other interests that increase self-confidence
- Get professional help if needed

Learn more about emotional eating: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Library/Wellness/WeightControl/1,4517

Inova Medical Weight Loss Program at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary 12-week program that...
09/23/2021
Inova Medical Weight Loss Program | Inova

Inova Medical Weight Loss Program at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary 12-week program that will help you lose weight and learn how to healthfully keep the unwanted weight off. Our expert staff will design a customized weight loss program specifically for you. Learn more about the program: https://www.inova.org/our-services/inova-medical-weight-loss-program

Inova s non surgical Medical Weight Loss Program shows you how to lose weight safely and keep it off with diet, exercise and lifestyle changes Learn more at our free informational seminar or call 703 391 3783

Whether you are working from home or working in the office, it is likely that your job causes you to stress. Chronic str...
09/22/2021

Whether you are working from home or working in the office, it is likely that your job causes you to stress. Chronic stress can lead to weight gain and an unhealthy lifestyle. Here are some tips on dealing with work-related stress:
- Check reality. Is your train of thought affecting how you feel?
- Manage your time and prioritize important tasks
- Take a break
- Be realistic about what you can handle
- Eat healthy and exercise daily

Learn more about dealing with work-related stress: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Library/Wellness/AtWork/1,2882

Whether you are working from home or working in the office, it is likely that your job causes you to stress. Chronic stress can lead to weight gain and an unhealthy lifestyle. Here are some tips on dealing with work-related stress:
- Check reality. Is your train of thought affecting how you feel?
- Manage your time and prioritize important tasks
- Take a break
- Be realistic about what you can handle
- Eat healthy and exercise daily

Learn more about dealing with work-related stress: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Library/Wellness/AtWork/1,2882

Have you heard of the term “weight cycling?” It is losing and regaining weight multiple times, also called "yo-yo dietin...
09/20/2021

Have you heard of the term “weight cycling?” It is losing and regaining weight multiple times, also called "yo-yo dieting." This cycling may raise certain health risks including heart disease, high blood pressure, gallbladder disease and high cholesterol. The best strategy is to reach and stay at a healthy weight through physical activity and healthy eating. Learn more: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Conditions/Bariatric/85,P07862

Have you heard of the term “weight cycling?” It is losing and regaining weight multiple times, also called "yo-yo dieting." This cycling may raise certain health risks including heart disease, high blood pressure, gallbladder disease and high cholesterol. The best strategy is to reach and stay at a healthy weight through physical activity and healthy eating. Learn more: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Conditions/Bariatric/85,P07862

Are you struggling with how to make daily exercise enjoyable and a part of your routine? Then check out these tips:     ...
09/18/2021

Are you struggling with how to make daily exercise enjoyable and a part of your routine? Then check out these tips:
- Walk, jog, or bike around town instead of driving
- Take an activity break during the day instead of eating a snack
- Listen to music or watch TV while you exercise
- Set realistic exercise goals and reward yourself when you achieve those goals

Learn more: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Wellness/BloodPressure/1,1553

Are you struggling with how to make daily exercise enjoyable and a part of your routine? Then check out these tips:
- Walk, jog, or bike around town instead of driving
- Take an activity break during the day instead of eating a snack
- Listen to music or watch TV while you exercise
- Set realistic exercise goals and reward yourself when you achieve those goals

Learn more: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Wellness/BloodPressure/1,1553

Type 2 diabetes, when your body can’t make enough insulin or use it well, is one of the several conditions that can be i...
09/17/2021

Type 2 diabetes, when your body can’t make enough insulin or use it well, is one of the several conditions that can be improved or resolved with weight loss surgery. Insulin helps your cells use sugar (glucose) for energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in your blood which leads to high blood sugar. It's the most common type of diabetes. Learn more: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Conditions/Bariatric/85,P00356

Type 2 diabetes, when your body can’t make enough insulin or use it well, is one of the several conditions that can be improved or resolved with weight loss surgery. Insulin helps your cells use sugar (glucose) for energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in your blood which leads to high blood sugar. It's the most common type of diabetes. Learn more: https://healthlibrary.inova.org/Conditions/Bariatric/85,P00356

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There is a Pre-Surgical Support Group tonight Monday 10/26/20 7-815 pm Topic: Autopilot Eating Zoom Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6450693244?pwd=cHNsZ3d1YjYxWWt0MHBpb0ovRmpnUT09 Meeting ID: 645 069 3244 Passcode: 974273
Pre-Surgical Support Group with Jan Ford Behavioral Specialist Mon. 10/26, 7-815 pm Controlling Autopilot Eating Zoom meeting link: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6450693244?pwd=cHNsZ3d1YjYxWWt0MHBpb0ovRmpnUT09 Meeting ID: 645 069 3244 Passcode: 974273
Pre-Surgical Support Group with Jan Ford, Behavioral Specialist Monday evening, 9/14 from 7-815 pm. Have you started making any behavioral changes before surgery? If not now... WHEN? Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6450693244?pwd=cHNsZ3d1YjYxWWt0MHBpb0ovRmpnUT09 Meeting ID: 645 069 3244 Passcode: 974273
Pre-Surgical Pt. Support Group is NEXT Monday evening 8/24/20, 7-815 pm. Topic: How Ready are You to Change? Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6450693244?pwd=cHNsZ3d1YjYxWWt0MHBpb0ovRmpnUT09 Meeting ID: 645 069 3244 Passcode: 974273 One tap mobile Please only join us if you can enable your video where we can see you. Thanks!
Is tonight’s Support Group open to Pre-Op patients and what is the topic, please? I don’t see an event page or a post about it here. I’m sorry if I just didn’t see it! 😇😇
Support group is still happening tonight at 6pm, yes?
When is the next Fair Oaks support group meeting?
When is the next Fair Oaks support group meeting?
When is the next Fair Oaks support group meeting?
When is the next Fair Oaks support group meeting?
When is the next Fair Oaks support group meeting?
When is the next Fair Oaks support group meeting?