I am so excited to announce that I have written a book and it is now available on Amazon for purchase! I did want to explain why I wrote this book and what better place to do that than right here.
I recently left the world of bariatric nutrition counseling to pursue a different career path within the world of dietetics. Over the years working with weight loss surgery patients, I was always asked where an informational book about bariatric nutrition could be found. That was a great question. I couldn’t really find one that I highly recommended. Throughout the years I was asked by many of my patients why I had not written a book. I could think of a million reasons… It takes a lot of time… and how in the world do I compile all the knowledge I’ve soaked up over the years? During the last several months I was working with these patients, the request continued to grow. It seemed like I was being asked almost weekly to compile my knowledge. So that’s when I began.
Once I started, it seemed like my life consisted of work, home, and typing away. Here are some thoughts I had while writing.
- How in the world will I organize all this knowledge??
- I’ve really seen thousands of patients over the years…
- Gosh my patients have been motivational!
- Is that the correct usage of a semi-colon?
- I really can’t let this knowledge go to waste.
- Will people actually read this?
- Oh my goodness… It’s really finished!
That’s it! I had completed my first draft. I located some amazing editors (AKA: my brother and husband) who read it immediately. They spent so much time going over every chapter with me and I could not have done it without them. By the time the editing was complete, the excitement began. It was becoming real. After all of the long hours writing, designing, and editing, it was now ready for publishing.
What I hope for this book is to help people. The questions I received over and over are finally answered. They are answered in a way that can help people feel more comfortable living this new lifestyle. It is a big change for most people and no one should feel alone and confused. So if you know anyone that is considering weight loss surgery, tell them about this book. They will find out what to expect, learn what questions to ask, and discover how to insure long-term success. This is important information to know in order to win with weight loss surgery!
*My book is available to purchase on the side bar of my home page. Kindle app is available for download on Apple products.