If you read my bio, you already know that I started planning to become a dietitian at age 16. But long before that (as in age 5 thanks to a wonderful 1st grade teacher), I thought I’d become a writer. As it turns out, it’s not too hard to combine the two. I’ve written articles for the public and articles for research journals, lots of newsletter articles for patients, and occasional guest blog posts for the hospital. However, this will be my first independent adventure into the blogosphere.
So what am I going to blog about? Well, I enjoy breaking down research studies to help people understand the takeaways. There are some crazy headlines in the media and it’s important to understand what really happened in the study and whether the research was interpreted correctly. I plan to use this blog to spotlight interesting research in the bariatric world to see what we can learn from it.
I also want to pull from everyday experiences to provide tips for healthy and happy lives before and after bariatric surgery. For example, I might be taking a yoga class or attending a conference or reading the church bulletin and I hear or read something that connects to a person’s bariatric surgery journey. I often share these thoughts with my patients and I hope to reach many more people with this blog.
Hope you enjoy!