My guest on March 12th, Katie Jay, is the founder and director of the National Association for Wieght Loss Surgery
An internationally-recognized authority on weight loss surgery, Katie Jay is the founder and director of the National Association for Weight Loss Surgery, a membership organization for bariatric surgery patients who want to deal more effectively with the emotional and psychological aspects of the surgery – and maintain their weight loss. Katie has a master’s degree in social work and is the author of three books, as well as several educational programs.
Her books are:
•Dying to Change: My Really Heavy Life Story; which is her autobiography
•Small Bites: Daily Inspirations for Weight Loss Surgery Patients,
•Katie Jay’s™ Weight Loss Surgery Stages of Transformation
Which is based on her research, and includes a description of the emotional and psychological stages people go through after bariatric surgery. Katie is a sought-after keynote speaker, trainer, workshop and retreat leader, researcher, and wellness coach. She also assists surgeons, bariatric programs, and hospitals to develop, improve, and optimize bariatric surgery services from a psychosocial perspective. Katie had weight loss surgery seven years ago, at the age of 44, and maintains a 180-pound weight loss.