At Banana Bariatrics, we know you are the kind of person that wants to be healthy, happy, and more comfortable in your own skin. In order to feel this way, you need accountability, positive emotional support, and connection with others who are on a similar weight loss surgery journey as you. The problem is, you’re likely feeling alone and disconnected. Perhaps you feel neglected from your surgical team or lack a bariatric mentor to help guide you on this journey.
We believe you shouldn’t struggle in solitude.
We understand the importance of having unwavering support from a bariatric family and bariatric clinicians who understand the good and the bad that comes with having weight loss surgery.
At Banana, we offer uplifting support so you’ll feel connected, confident, and with a back-on-track mindset.
Most importantly, we pride ourself on being a small and personal support family.
Kate Fuss, PA-C, CSOWM is a Surgical Residency trained Physician Assistant from Yale / Norwalk hospitals in Connecticut. She obtained her Masters of Medical Science at Wake Forest School of Medicine in NC.
Kate has over 9 years of clinical and operative experience in surgery including both Bariatrics and Plastic & Reconstructive surgery fields. She is additionally Board Certified as a Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management.
Her passion lies in serving weight loss surgery patients throughout their entire operative journey. She carries a special interest in serving women struggling with post-operative weight regain through her kick-start “back on track” weight loss program as a bariatric health coach.
Career aside, Kate is mom to a little girl and enjoys traveling the world with her family to experience new cultures and cuisines.
The Banana Back On Track Program is a 12 week weight management program designed to educate and support you on your health journey in the realms of Nutrition, Movement, and Mindfulness.
Get ready to start feeling re-motivated and re-inspired again!
The Banana Back On Track Program will help you break through those pesky weight plateaus and/or weight regain since your bariatric surgery.
All educational content inside this Program is designed specifically for YOU as a bariatric patient and is founded in ASMBS (American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery) guidelines.
Banana member Kourtney felt the same way. Here’s what she has to say:
“I wasn’t sure if I needed it, because I haven’t really struggled. But I’m only a year and a half out and a lot can still happen. I’m still in the easy part. I can fall off the wagon, I can have questions or just need support and having this group to know that I can come to, to put me in my place helps tremendously.”
Our Quarterly membership comes with a $1 two week trial. Why not give it a shot and just see how it feels?
Banana member Carmelita adds:
“Being a part of Banana is an investment in yourself! The connectivity to great people and family is amazing!”
Banana member Susie had the same concern prior to starting, but says:
“I love being on the “inside.” I love the exclusiveness of banana. It is my bariatric “home.” It is my home away from home. I can be myself inside banana. I can come here and “let my hair down.”
The reason our membership is on a Quarterly basis is to ensure you have adequate time to connect and establish deep friendships with other members inside Banana. We have fun events like Banana Teams that really dials up the engagement and interaction level, but works best when participation spans over a few months.
If you enjoy being a part of Banana, we always encourage upgrading to our Annual membership. This is our best value subscription level and will save you 2 months of subscription costs each year!
If you have any extraordinary financial circumstances, please reach out to us at [email protected] to see how we can help.
Banana member Dianna had initial concerns about how well she’d fit into the group with it being online. She now says:
“BANANA is a HUGE part of my life! I wouldn’t trade it for anything! I’m drawing closer to others each time we have a meeting. It’s AMAZING!”
Banana member Jill had similar worries prior to starting, and now adds:
“I feel like I have a home of help and understanding. The group of people are here to help and encourage us with no judgment.”
We know it can be intimidating joining a group of people, but not to fear- there are lots of introverts inside! And…*they come out of their shells* (GASP!)
If others can feel comfortable peeking their head out and participating inside Banana, we have no doubt you’ll find the courage to do so too.
And if you ever have anything personal or private to share, you can always reach us at [email protected], privately on our website, or through FB Messenger. We’re only a click away.
It is not uncommon to waffle back and forth between; “Do I have the time for this?” with “…But I know I need something going forward and I could really use the extra support.”
At Banana, ANY amount of time you spend with us is time well spent toward your health and wellness goals.
That’s why Banana focuses on 3 different ways to help you on your health journey: SUPPORT, CONNECTION, and EDUCATION.
Banana Bariatrics offers:
1) Daily accountability and connection inside our Private FB Group and with our (optional) Banana Teams participation. We have a spectrum of Banana Teams; from competitive groups to “Just For Fun” groups!
2) Flexible support with Support Group Replays. If life is crazy and you can’t make the Live support groups- no biggie! Catch all of the calls in our Replay vault whenever you want.
3) Education on your own time with a Library vault full of content. Learn at a time that works best for your schedule and at your own pace- no interaction with others required!
At Banana, we never want you to feel bad or guilty about the amount of time you spend with us. We understand that life can be hectic and busy and that’s okay! We’re here to support you in a variety of different ways and will never judge or embarrass you based on how much time you can commit to your membership.
So if you’re Hmm’ing and Haaa’ing over whether you have the time to commit to joining Banana… well… (*cough cough*) you’re spending a few minutes reading this response which is all it takes inside Banana. We’ve got your back and we can’t wait to help support you and your health goals!
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