Bariatric surgery is a process that relies on a support team including your peers, doctors, and nutritionists to guide a patient on the journey to success. In this episode, Janine talks to nutritionist Elizabeth Anderson with CrackerJack Nutrition. Elizabeth is a registered and licensed dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition. She writes blogs about the science behind eating and nutrition with a focus on busting common myths behind weight loss. She also offers online nutrition courses through her website, as well as live counseling via Skype. Here’s a brief overview of the topics we discuss: Elizabeth’s career path, and what got her interested in the science behind weight loss and nutrition. The emotional relationships people have with food, and how bariatric patients can cope with the changes that surgery brings to their lives. Seeing weight-loss surgery as a tool rather than a cure. Common myths about weight loss and bariatric surgery. The balance between wanting to experience a fulfilling palette of food while also trying to maintain a healthy diet, and how best to do so. Common problems and issues bariatric patients face and how to overcome them. Visit Elizabeth’s website, https://crackerjacknutrition.com/, to learn more about making the decision to undergo bariatric surgery, overcome obstacles you may face, and achieving your long-term weight-loss goals. Elizabeth promises “no judgment, no shame,” just practical advice that can make a positive difference in your life. This podcast wouldn't be possible without our sponsor, BariatricPal.com. If you're looking for a supportive online network of bariatric patients, be sure to browse their forums and connect with other WLS patients from around the world. Also, you'll find amazing bariatric-friendly foods in their store https://Store.BariatricPal.com. If you use the promo code PODCAST with your first order, you'll get 10% off!