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2020 Bariatric Symposium

A Recorded Event


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Does this sound familiar?

  • You had WLS surgery years ago and wonder how you can jump start your motivation again?

  • You're looking for a community to connect with that understands what you're going through?

  • You lost a lot of weight but still struggling with self acceptance?


What if I told you, you didn't need to do this all on your own?

What's better than the advice from one expert about weight loss surgery?

How about the advice from thirteen

Once you purchase you’ll have instant access to thirteen health professionals presentations to provide you with the tools you need to navigate your life after weight loss surgery. 

And let's be clear. These are not just any health professionals. They are top experts in their field that came together for one weekend to put on one of the best bariatric events of the year.

They discussed everything weight loss surgery related including supplements, exercise, weight regain, body acceptance, night time eating, pregnancy, hunger, cooking and more. 

Anyone that has or is considering bariatric surgery will find this event valuable. 

Kristin Willard, Registered Dietitian and Founder of Bariatric Meal Prep hosted this amazing event. 

Is this you?


  • You want to know how to fuel your body for workouts now that you have a smaller stomach size.

  • You lost a lot of weight at first but now it's stopped or slowed down and you're wondering if you are doing the right things.

  • You wonder what supplements you need to be taking to maximize your success.

  • You want simple strategies to feed you and your family so you're not making two meals every night.  

  • You lost weight but still don't love your body and you want to know how. 

  • You feel hungry all the time and want to know if this is normal.

  • You lack motivation and want to know how to restart it.

  • You're thinking about having a baby after WLS and want to make sure you are doing things right.

  • You want to develop a consistent home workout routine but you're not sure where to start.

If any of this sounds familiar you're going to love this event!

"I was sleeved 6-25-2020 so I'm new to this lifestyle and still learning daily. This symposium was BEYOND amazing to get input from so many DIFFERENT professionals that we don't have access to all the time and being able to hear them talk and have an open floor to ask questions at the end of the talk was so amazing. It felt like they were right in front of us and there was no gap in space. I learned so much more about being able to push myself in my workouts from Nancy and also learned how to develop my own fun workout plan from Sean. I can't wait for next year. If I could register right now I would! Thank you <3"

Jennifer G.

"This was a fantastic symposium for both patients and providers! The speakers are all reputable experts providing practical information that puts everything bariatric in perspective. "

Erin Thompson

"At 9 months out from my Gastric Sleeve surgery, I'm feeling great and have lost a considerable amount of weight, yet I know the road ahead is long. Kristin's fantastic symposium provided the tools I will need to stay on track. SO worth the investment of time and money. Thanks to all the presenters, who kept it real and offered hope!"


"The 2020 Bariatric Symposium is something that every pre-op person should be offered as an option for a really thorough education about what life after surgery will be like, options for how to respond to challenges and information about challenges you hadn't even considered."


"The 2020 Bariatric Symposium was exactly what I needed at 10 months post-op to re-center and check in with my progress on this life changing journey."


2020 Bariatric Symposium Lineup

Understanding & Avoiding Stress Eating and Mindless Eating After WLS 

Presented by Jana Wolff, RDN

You'll Learn:

  • The science behind stress eating and how you can use it to your advantage
  • 8 tips to avoid night time eating
  • What you need instead of willpower


The Body You Are In: How to treat yourself well and practice body neutrality before and after bariatric surgery

Presented by Jasmine Dunckel, MFT

You'll Learn:

  • If you're falling prey to the "cinderella narrative"

  • Why values matter for weight loss surgery

  • Exercises for cultivating appreciation for your body


How to Fuel Your Body For Workouts After Weight Loss Surgery

Presented by Nancy Clark, RD, CSSD

You'll Learn: 

  • How to fuel your workouts with a smaller stomach size
  • How carbs play a role
  • If you should have a pre-workout snack


Navigating Weight Regain After Weight Loss Surgery

Presented by Megan Moore, RD

You'll Learn:

  • Bariatric best practices after surgery
  • What you should focus on instead of weight loss
  • Four things to make sure you have in your wellness regimen


Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

Presented by Lisa Kaouk, RD, MPH

You'll Learn:

  • Foods to include to encourage a healthy pregnancy

  • Calorie, protein, carb and vitamin needs during pregnancy

  • Which protein powders to avoid 


How to Include Your Family After Weight loss Surgery

Presented by Sally Johnston, RD, Justine Hawke, RD, Carmel Cantone, RD

You'll Learn:

  • How to feed you and your family in the early stages after surgery
  • Real life examples of how to modify your meals for you and your family
  • What kitchen equipment will make your life easier after weight loss surgery


The Bariatric Patient Experience

Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Dovec

You'll Learn:

  • About a tool to help your new "tool"
  • Whether to consider pharmaceutical options after surgery
  • Strategies to help set you up for long term success


Why Hunger is Okay After Weight Loss Surgery 

Presented by Jamie Mills, RD

You'll Learn:

  • Why you shouldn't ignore hunger signals
  • How to determine if you're hungry or not
  • What to do if you are hungry


Identifying When Healthy Eating Has Gone Too Far After Bariatric Surgery

Presented by Haley Lemieux, RD, LDN

You'll Learn:

  • How to recognize if your eating healthy is too restrictive 
  • How to develop a better relationship with food
  • Techniques for a positive mindset shift


How to Develop a Home Workout

Presented by Sean Jansen, Personal Trainer 

You'll Learn:

  • The four components of an effective exercise routine

  • How often to include resistance training based upon your goal

  • Exercises for different muscle groups


The Important Role Supplements Play in Weight Loss Surgery Success

Presented by Dawn Boxell, RDN, LDN

You'll Learn:

  • How to know if you have a nutrient deficiency
  • The recommended supplements after RNY ad VSG
  • Important supplements to maximize success


Restarting Motivation After Weight Loss Surgery 

Presented by Dr. Kristin Lloyd, PhD, LPC

You'll Learn:

  • Journaling prompts to help you recognize your motivation
  • What you may need instead of motivation
  • The "Just Do It!" Model


Honoring Your Culture After Bariatric Surgery 

Presented by Lorraine Rojas MS, PA-C

You'll Learn:

  • Why food is more than just fuel
  • Bariatric friendly food swaps 
  • How to embrace your culture while following bariatric eating principles
Click Here to Meet the Speakers

Last Chance to Register December 4th @ 4:00 PM PST









How does this work?

Once you register you'll be given instant access to the recorded event.

You will be able to pick and choose which presentation you want to watch and you'll be given access until September 14th, 2021. So there is plenty of time to watch the event. 

Each presentation is about 45-60 minutes long and includes recorded Q & A's with the speakers. There is so much actionable advice in each presentation.

Register today so you don't miss this last chance to watch the event. Once this sale is over it will never be available again.

The 2020 Bariatric Symposium is PERFECT for you if…

  1. You had surgery years ago and struggling with jump starting your motivation
  2. You're unsure how to feed yourself and your family after surgery
  3. You're looking for specific steps to take to help maximize your success after surgery
  4. You're pregnant or hoping to be be soon and want to make sure you and your baby are healthy
  5. You're preparing for surgery and want to know as much as possible about life after surgery
  6. You lost a lot of weight but still learning how to love your body
  7. You're struggling with night time eating and want some tips on how to stop
  8. You love working out but unsure how to fuel yourself properly

If you said yes to three or more of these, I can't wait to see you at the symposium. 

Once this sale is over it will never be offered again!

Meet the Speakers

Jana Wolff, RDN

Jana Wolff is a registered dietitian who has been in the health and wellness field for over 12 years. She first became a dietitian after her internship at Johns Hopkins, where she focused her studies in weight management, bariatrics, and clinical nutrition. Jana has served on the board of the Maryland Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for the last 3 years and has spoken at local and international conferences on weight regain after bariatric surgery and engaging with bariatric patients virtually and in-person. She is the Director of Nutrition at the Comprehensive Obesity Management Program within the Greater Baltimore Medical Center where she creates programming, provides behavioral counseling and ongoing support groups for pre and post op Bariatric surgical patients and medical weight loss patients. She has a passion for the unique role that food plays in everyone's life and the factors that affect our relationship with food. Jana has recently become the founder of the first bariatric meal delivery service, BariBox. 

Jasmine Dunckel, MFT

Jasmine Dunckel is a marriage family therapist and is Certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional. She pursued her Bachelor's Degree in child development at California State University, Chico and went on to earn her Master’s Degree at Holy Names University in counseling psychology. Her professional career has always involved helping people navigate systematic and cultural pressures and oppression to better care for themselves. In working with people who have lived with lower incomes and in marginalized positions in society,  she quickly became interested in facilitating the healing of trauma (systemic and personal) and the reintegration of a whole and complete self. She has worked directly with Eating Disorders and related issues for the past three years.

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD

Sports nutritionist Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD (Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) counsels both competitive athletes and casual exercisers in her successful private practice in the Boston-area (Newton, MA; 617-795-1875). She has extensive experience helping thousands of active clients—from fitness exercisers to serious athletes (including bariatric athletes) to Olympians—win with good nutrition. Her nutrition advice and photo have even graced the back of the Wheaties’ box! She has been Team Nutritionist for the Boston Red Sox. Her best-selling Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook has sold over 750,000 copies and now is available in a new 6th edition (2019). It includes information helpful for bariatric exercisers of all levels. Nancy also writes a monthly nutrition column called The Athlete's Kitchen, which appears regularly in over 100 sports and fitness publications and websites.

In addition to inspiring sports-active people to win with good nutrition, Nancy educates dietitians, trainers, coaches, and other health professionals about how to effectively teach the sports nutrition message. She co-leads a popular online Nutrition & Exercise workshop, available at


Megan Moore, RD, CSOWM, CD

Megan Moore, RD, CSOWM, CD is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management. She specializes in helping those who have undergone bariatric surgery lose weight, improve their health, and feel their best with delicious food and lifestyle tips. In 2019, she published her first book, The Complete Bariatric Cookbook and Meal Plan: Recipes and Guidance for Life Before and After Surgery. You can connect with her on Instagram @mybariatricdietitian or online at

Lisa Kaouk, MPH, PDt/RD 

Obtained her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Nutritional Sciences (Dietetics) and has a Masters of Public Health from the University of Waterloo. She has been practicing as a registered dietitian for nearly 10 years and is licensed with the Professional Order of Dietitians of Quebec (OPDQ). In addition to co-authoring The Complete Guide to Weight Loss Surgery, she has contributed towards research, and developed a health-related self-monitoring app. Her passion involves nutrition counselling for a healthier diet through behavior change. In addition to working at bariatric center, Lisa is a co-founder of Bariatric Surgery Nutrition. an online nutrition support for busy people. 


Haley Lemieux, MS, RD, LDN

Haley has worked as a Registered Dietitian in the bariatric and weight loss field for over 3 years. She also has her own practice on the side where she enjoys working with clients on intuitive eating and food freedom. She really enjoys helping clients live a balanced lifestyle through an all foods fit approach. She currently resides in Annapolis, MD and is accepting new virtual clients! You can find her on Instagram @theguacwarddietitian.

Sally Johnston, RD & Justine Hawke, RD & Carmel Cantone, RD

Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery (NFWLS) are a team of weight loss surgery specific dietitians based in Adelaide, Australia. NFWLS was established in 2008 to focus solely on nutrition for those planning for, undergoing, recovering from and living with weight loss surgery. What started as a small, one dietitian business has grown to a team of four dietitians who not only see patients but publish books, provide online support and mentoring with weight loss surgery patients worldwide via our social media channels.

Sally Johnston spends her most of her time behind the scenes, working predominantly in the book publishing, online support, online store and nuts and bolts aspects of Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery. Her first publication, Your Complete Guide to Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery has now sold over 44,000 copies in Australia.

Justine Hawke heads up the individual consulting arm of NFWLS. She has also authored several of the NFWLS publications, provides extensive patient support online and resource development. She is our chief recipe developer, loving nothing more than getting creative in the kitchen.

Carmel Cantone is our people person. She is the backbone of our individual consulting arm, however is also involved in online patient support and resource development. Carmel has counselled hundreds of patients through the entire weight loss surgery journey by developing strong, patient centred relationships from their first meeting.

Elizabeth A. Dovec, MD, FACS, FASMB

Elizabeth A. Dovec, MD, FACS, FASMBS is the CEO, co-founder, and co-creator of NewTri Health, a trusted, standardized, state of the art, virtual pre-operative education system to prepare patients for bariatric surgery.  She is a bariatric surgeon, bariatrician, and medical director at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) Comprehensive Obesity Management Program (COMP) since 2013 after completing fellowship training with Vanderbilt University’s Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Program.  Through novel approaches, focusing on the patient experience and sustainable results, she leads one of the busiest programs in the nation.  A Board-Certified General Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and a Diplomate in the American Board of Surgery, she is passionate about diminishing the staggering obesity epidemic.   

Jamie Mills, RDN

Jamie is  a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist from a small town in Connecticut. After a lifetime of struggles with her weight and PCOS, Jamie finally decided to have her VSG surgery in 2017, during her last year of school before becoming a dietitian. With the help of VSG and sustainable lifestyle changes, Jamie has lost and maintained a 110lb weight loss. Now, she helps women post op from weight loss surgery truly change their eating habits so they can keep their weight off long term too! You can connect with her on her website The Sleeved Dietitian or Instagram @thesleeveddietitian

Sean Jansen, MS, ACSM Certified

Sean Jansen is an ACSM certified personal trainer with over 10 years of training experience. His clients have ranged from 4-80+ years old with a wide variety of interests, skill levels, and abilities. Sean has taught spin, interval, Mixed Martial arts, and kickboxing, and has helped countless clients to achieve their fitness goals. Sean always strives to help his clients find the fun in fitness.

Sean has a master’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He stresses the importance of the mind-body connection, and incorporates this into his training. Currently, Sean is in school to become a Marriage and Family Therapist, and plans on integrating exercise into his practice.


Dawn Boxell, RDN, LDN

Dawn Boxell is a registered dietitian nutritionist who has been in the field of bariatrics for over 25 years.  She started her career in one of the very first bariatric centers in the Midwest and transitioned to a very large center in Indiana where she still enjoys counseling patients part-time. This has allowed her to counsel tens of thousands of weight loss surgery patients. 

She published her first food guide “Bariatric Innovations” in 2005, that sold more than 5,000 copies.  She has since founded her website WLS Gut Health, the Gastric Health Show Podcast & supplement line Gastric Health dedicated to restoring digestive health after weight loss surgery.  She is passionate about using a whole body approach to health using with whole real foods and quality supplements.

Lorraine Rojas, MS, PA-C

Lorraine Rojas is a Physician Assistant with extensive expertise in weight loss and Bariatric Surgery. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biological and Physical Anthropology, with a minor in Chemistry, from the City University of New York at Hunter College, and her Masters of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. Her passion for healthy living and the art and science of weight loss is rooted in her own personal struggles, and ultimate triumph, over obesity in her youth. She takes great pride in having lost 65 lbs with diet and exercise. Impressively, she has maintained her weight loss for ten years!

Lorraine’s professional career started in a Bariatric Center of Excellence in Syracuse, New York. Subsequently, she joined another Center of Excellence at her present position in Torrance, CA. As a result, she has learned the highest standards of care in Bariatric Surgery and non-surgical weight loss. Along the way, she has managed to be a source of inspiration and guidance in the lives of thousands of patients struggling with obesity. Her positive, caring persona is paired with a continued thirst for deeper understanding of the ever-growing field of bariatrics and weight loss science. Lorraine comes from a Colombian-American family, and is fluent in Spanish. As well as committing herself to serving the Spanish speaking population (where educational resources for healthy living can be scarce), she utilizes her Latin cooking skills to add great variety and a personal touch to the collection of healthy recipes she has accumulated. To date, Lorraine has authored over 300 healthy recipes, suitable for post-bariatric and non-bariatric patients alike, in both English and Spanish. You can connect with her on her website or Instagram page

Dr. Kristin Lloyd, PhD, LPC

Dr. Kristin Lloyd, PhD, LPC, is a licensed psychotherapist and focuses on lifestyle change to equip bariatric patients with mindset practices and life skills/tools after weight loss surgery guiding them to cope better and maintain their weight loss. She is also a certified Reiki Master, an EFT/Energy Psychology Practitioner, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Mindset Coach, speaker, and a prolific writer. Kristin had VSG surgery in 2013 and has lost 200lbs and has kept it off. She has authored several books including the Amazon Bestsellers, Bariatric Mindset Success: Live Your Best Life and Keep the Weight off after Weight Loss Surgery,Release Your RegainYou can connect with Kristin at her website  Bariatric Mindset, her popular Facebook Group, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube profile. 


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