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Book details
  • Genre:HEALTH & FITNESS
  • SubGenre:Weight Loss
  • Language:English
  • Pages:86
  • eBook ISBN:9780980653724

The Pocket Gastric Band Guide

by Trudy Williams

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Overview
The Pocket Gastric Band Guide answers the most common questions asked by 'bandsters' - people with an adjustable gastric band. How do I know whether I need an adjustment? How can I reduce regurgitation and pain? What if I am not losing weight? What to do when foods get stuck? And much more. Practical smart advice solves these and many other everyday challenges that the gastric band tosses your way. This guide helps you deal with them. Written by a dietitian who has helped thousands of people who have had gastric banding achieve great results since the band arrived in Australia in 1996.
Description
The Pocket Gastric Band Guide answers the most common questions asked by 'bandsters' - people with an adjustable gastric band. How do I know whether I need an adjustment? How can I reduce regurgitation and pain? What if I am not losing weight? What to do when foods get stuck? And much more. Practical smart advice solves these and many other everyday challenges that the gastric band tosses your way. This guide helps you deal with them. Written by a dietitian who has helped thousands of people who have had gastric banding achieve great results since the band arrived in Australia in 1996. This pocket guide is a special selection of advice and information shared between thousands of 'bandsters' and dietitians at the Wesley Nutrition Centre. Tips and quotes from fellow 'bandsters' are merged with practical smart advice that addresses everyday issues such as: -what to do when foods get stuck -impulse eating -knowing when to have an adjustment -what to do when weight loss stalls -belching, burping and tummy rumbles -guarding against sabotage -breakfast solutions -smart choices when eating out -soliciting and accepting compliments -nutritional concerns It was first published as a hard copy in 2006 and has been updated many time. This digital version is the very latest edition. The feedback and comments from both experienced and novice 'bandster' clients as well as their surgeons, dietitians and psychologists has been positive. "It's like you've been watching me and been writing about me! It mirrors and helps explain what I feel sometimes" "...insightful. Are you sure you don't have a band as well?"" "confronting in parts, reality can be tough" "...the quotes make me realise I am not alone. To see other people have the same thoughts and problems is reassuring." "Every now and then I read this again because it makes it easier for me to understand my band" The author is Trudy Williams. She is an award-winning dietitian and nutritionist. Trudy has presented at national and international bariatric surgery and dietetic conferences and workshops about diet and nutrition for gastric banding. She is a regular media commentator on nutrition issues.
About the author
Trudy Williams is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist with the Dietitians Association of Australia. Trudy is also a member of the American Dietetic Association. She has more than 30 years experience in weight and health management, and nutrition research and teaching. Since 1996, Trudy has helped thousands of people who have had gastric banding. Trudy is also an expert in portion control and food serve sizes. Whilst working with gastric banding surgery, Trudy designed and produced a world-first book packed full of life-size photos of correct food serves. She won a prestigious award for this guide, which is written for ages 14 years or more. Her clients asked for a kid's version of the book. After five years of comprehensive research, design and testing, Trudy produced a bright and parent-friendly guide about kid-size food portions for ages 4 to 13 years, which has also won an award. For more than 15 years, she hosted a popular Queensland state-wide radio nutrition talkback show for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and is a frequent media commentator about nutrition issues. Trudy's professional qualifications include Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics, and Graduate Diploma in Communication. Trudy's contribution to dietetics in Australia has been recognised with prestigious awards from her professional association, the DAA, and include a National Service Award (1990), the Barbara Chester Memorial Prize for Innovation (1997), the President's Award for Innovation in Memory of Josephine Rogers (2005), and Membership Loyalty Award (2006).
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