I often get emails from fellow weight loss surgery post-ops that have had a little regain, maybe a little more than a little. Life happened... or maybe death or divorce or work or kids or _____. The how's and why's may be different but ultimately they just desperately want to get back on track. I always suggest heading back to their doctor, it's usually long overdue for lab work. I advise them to track their food and fitness while they wait for the appointment and bring that with them (it often can give some insight into what's happening and where adjustments may be made) and I remind them that obesity is a chronic disease and any medical professional worth the paper hanging on their wall should understands that chronic diseases requires lifelong treatment and monitoring. I tell them to never be afraid to ask for help.
For some that encouragement from a fellow post-op helps and they often write again sharing the results of their renewed health commitment. For others, they have long lost touch with their bariatric team, the 2-3 hours to a major city to see someone isn't as feasible, some because of moves can't find a program that will take them on, some had surgery in another country and never really had a support network in the states, others just can't take that step yet. If that sounds like you... I'd like to share a resource and possible solution by introducing Crackerjack Nutrition's Elizabeth Anderson MA, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian with over 15 years experience who will work with weight loss surgery clients online!
I had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth at the Your Weight Matters National Convention, she shared with me some of the services she offers and I thought what a cool option this might be for some of you who are feeling like you need some help in your weight loss journey. I love that she attends events like the Your Weight Matters National Convention and ObesityWeek. Elizabeth is motivated to continue to learn and share the latest information and evidence based science with her clients. We are learning new things in obesity and weight loss all the time and continuing education is so important. After having several conversations with her and reading her blog... I know she gets it. She understands that we all come to the table with a different set of circumstances and challenges and what works for one person may not for another. If you feel you have veered off course she can help you get rededicated to an eating and lifestyle plan that supports your goals and is doable in your world.
Elizabeth offers a variety of services. Click here to learn about the different programs including individual nutrition counseling sessions via phone or Skype and a Bariatric Reboot! Program, a 6 part series available for instant download where she shares information on how to regain your footing and get back on track and woot woot if you enter: EGGFACE in the promo code section for the Bariatric Reboot program my readers will get it for 50% off until 1/31/17!
Here's Elizabeth herself explaining the Bariatric Reboot program...
Building a support network to be successful is a no brainer to me (you don't go into battles alone) but now that fact is supported by research done at Duke and Stanford Universities that found weight loss surgery post-ops who sought support were almost two times more likely to achieve successful weight loss outcomes. Great resources like Elizabeth and CrackerJack Nutrition are available without even leaving your house. You don't have to go it alone.
Want a chance to win CrackerJack Nutrition's Bariatric Reboot! Program. It's Giveaway Time!
The Prize: One Bariatric Reboot! Program (for gastric sleeve and bypass patients) access to the downloadable, 6-part Powerpoint series created by Elizabeth Anderson MA, RDN, LD.
How to Enter: LEAVE A COMMENT on this blog posting (be sure to include a name and some email address where I can contact you if you are the winner) Scroll down to # of comments/post a comment below to leave yours. That's it, easy peasy.
Example: Jane Doe firstname.lastname@example.org
Want an extra chance to win: LIKE Crackerjack Nutrition and The World According to Eggface Facebook pages. Let me know in your comments you liked the pages.
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Contest Period Ends Sunday, January 8th (11:59 PM Pacific), sometime Monday, January 9th. I'll draw a name using a random number generator and announce the winner here on the blog! I will also email the winner at the address provided. You'll have one week (7 days) to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen. One ENTRY per person. Blog comments are moderated so there may be a slight delay (up to a few hours) in seeing your comment/entry post. Giveaway is open to anyone in the U.S. only (contiguous United States plus Alaska & Hawaii mailing address only, sorry it's a international law thing.)
Thanks CrackerJack Nutrition for partnering with me on this post and giveaway. Be sure to check Elizabeth out and tell her Eggface sent you. I highly recommend following Elizabeth on twitter and bookmark her website you may not have need now or perhaps be ready to take that step yet but be sure to put it in your toolbox of resources. Because life happens and we all need to adjust the sails from time to time