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Elizabeth Anderson: Food and Psychology - A Bariatric patient's relationship with food, friends, and family


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.

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