I am Katy Harvey, a registered dietitian and bariatric surgery expert. I also specialize in the psychology of eating and body image.
I see clients every day who struggle with their eating after having one of these surgeries – people who are feeling completely defeated because they’ve tried everything, and surgery was their last shot at successfully losing weight and keeping it off.
People go in to surgery with the best of intentions to make it work. They envision themselves being healthier and having more energy, being able to live the life they want when their body is more mobile.
Usually it goes well at first. Most people lose quite a bit of weight within the first year after surgery.
And then the honeymoon is over.
The mental fatigue of constantly having to eat in such a different way kicks in. The temptations you once resisted are now overpowering you.
You start to think I can eat X food just this one time and it will be ok. Pretty soon one time turns in to every day.
Before you know it, old habits (or new bad habits) have crept back in, and you are back to some of the patterns that led to your surgery in the first place.
You are not alone. About 50% of people regain some weight after surgery.
The world is filled with information about diet, exercise, health, weight loss, obesity, bariatric surgery. It’s impossible to digest it all. (terrible pun, I know)
We’re told that if we just eat low carb we’ll lose weight.
Then we’re told that if we just cut out dairy or processed food we’ll lose weight.
We’re told that we can eat anything we want because the surgery will take care of it.
With so much advice around every corner, it’s hard to know what’s legit and what sources to trust.
And when it comes down to it, most of us are going to eat what sounds good in the moment – what we think is going to make us feel better. The problem is, that doesn’t always match what our bodies need, especially after bariatric surgery.
We’re confronted with a million different choices. People need clear guidance on what actually matters when it comes to their eating and health, and to focus their energy on these things.
Haphazardly focusing on one thing this week and another thing next week isn’t going to make a lasting difference. Too much information and too many choices are impeding our ability to take care of our bodies.
Willpower isn’t going to do it either. Psychology research shows us that our willpower gets used up throughout the day – we only have a finite amount of it. And with food temptations around every corner and a comfy couch that’s more tempting than going to the gym, you’re going to need more than sheer willpower to stay on track.
It’s one thing to know what you “should” be eating…It’s another thing to actually be able to stick to it.
Most people who have bariatric surgery have already tried diets, exercise, weight loss medications. They tell me in their pre-surgical consults, “I’ve done it all, and none of it worked. This surgery is my last resort.”
They hoped that surgery would be the thing that finally made a lasting difference.
“It was my last shot. After the doctor cut out part of my stomach I knew that this had to work. I didn’t have any other options.”
We tend to be our harshest critics. The clients I see have SUPER negative self-talk going through their head all day long. “I have no willpower” or “I’m so lazy” You say these things to yourself often enough and eventually you lose hope that change is even possible.
“I’m this close to giving up and just being fat and miserable for the rest of my life. I don’t know what else to do.”
Does this sound like you? You’re in the right place.
I created this course because I saw a need.
People were showing up in my office devastated and desperate because they had surgery and it didn’t work.
They were blaming themselves for yet another failure, when the truth is that they didn’t have the information and the guidance they needed. There’s a reason that people who continually see a nutritionist after surgery have better outcomes.
I want you to have access to that same information and support.
Reset is a 6-week, online, video course that gives you the information and tools you need to get back on track (or maybe even to truly be on track for the first time since surgery).
This course isn’t about me telling you what to eat and shaming you for not doing it. Nope. Instead it’s about empowering you with a STRATEGY and the tools with which you will be able to start feeling great.
This course includes…
–6 video presentations that I personally teach and walk you through step-by-step to understand the psychology behind your relationship with food, how your surgery works, and how to create a system to maximize your surgery as a tool.
–Handouts to accompany that will help you remember key concepts.
Wait, there’s more?!
-WHY you got off track in the first place (hint: it’s not about willpower)
-What your surgeon did while you were asleep
-WHAT and HOW to eat
-The 8 keys to weight loss: Things outside of food that impact your success, like sleep, motivation, having a support system and so much more.
-How to handle complications and setbacks.
-How to have long-term and lasting success.
-How to put everything together in an easy system.
Reset is NOT for you if:
-You’re looking for a “quick fix” or a “magic bullet.” Just like bariatric surgery wasn’t a quick fix, and all of the diets you tried before weren’t a quick fix, neither will this be. It is work and it will take effort and dedication on your part.
-You’re afraid to look at why you got off track in the first place. If you can’t examine your own shortcomings, you are going to fall right back into those traps. It isn’t easy to do this.
-You can’t commit the 2 hours per week to viewing the course materials, doing the homework and implementing the concepts.
Reset IS for you if:
-You are ready to use your surgery effectively as a tool without magically thinking that it will do all of the work for you.
-You are tired of hearing the same “tips and tricks” over and over and never getting anywhere with them.
-You are committed to putting in the time and effort required of this course to make it successful.
-You are willing to stick with it for the long-term so you can develop new habits and a new relationship with food.
-You know that there will still be ups and downs, and you are willing to persevere through them without throwing in the towel.
The person who's done with feeling crummy all the time
The person who is feeling defeated about their lack of success after surgery
The person who is super motivated to get back on track
Reset is an online video course. It is self-paced, so you can work through it on your own time. There are 6 lessons, and I’ll email you 1 per week. You can access the course through those emails or via the website. You will have lifetime access to the materials on the website, so if you fall behind or need to take a break, it’s no problem at all. You can also re-take the course any time in the future for free.
Nope – the lessons are recorded so you can watch them at any time you choose, and you can re-watch them if you ever want to.
Each video lesson is about 20-30 minutes long, but there are times I will ask you to pause to do an action step during the lesson, so it depends on how long that takes you. There is also homework that comes with some of the lessons, so you’ll spend more time on it those weeks. Plan on spending about 1 hour watching the video and reviewing the materials, and 1 hour outside of that on homework each week – so 2 hours per week total. However, remember that it is a self-paced course, so you can go faster or slower if you want.
Failure is a myth. Every experience is an opportunity to learn something. Let’s say you take this course and still aren’t able to get back on track. That’s an important piece of data, and perhaps it means that you have deeper issues that need to be addressed by a professional in an individual manner. Or perhaps there are medical issues going on that are complicating your scenario and you need to see your surgeon. The point is, if you go through this course and it doesn’t work, you need to look at the reasons why. Don’t give up on yourself.
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How many times have you thought, “I wish I could be like so-and-so and have so much energy and feel great!” but you don’t do anything differently to get yourself there?
None of us want to feel like crap all the time. We want to wake up feeling refreshed and to be able to move our bodies without pain.
We want to be able to eat and enjoy food, without food ruining our lives.
My goal is to help you see that it is totally possible for you to take back control over your eating and make positive changes in your life. When you are committing to this course, you are committing to yourself.
Doing this for yourself isn’t a waste of time or money. It’s not selfish or self-indulgent. Your best investment is in yourself, and in your health. Without your health, the rest of your life is infinitely more difficult.
If you are unhealthy your days are miserable. You have endless trips to doctor’s offices and the pharmacy. Your life becomes about managing and reacting to these conditions.
Taking back the reins will help you get ahead of your health conditions. It may even mean that some of them go away. Wouldn’t it be great if you could come off some of your medications? Wouldn’t it be great to not have to go to the doctor as often? Wouldn’t it be great to not have all those medical bills?
With this type of self-improvement you will find that you are capable of more than you ever imagined. Not just with your eating and weight loss, but with other things too.
You find that you CAN do hard things, and you CAN pick yourself back up after falling down. And that you don’t have to do it alone. You can ask for help, you can seek out guidance.
I can be that guide. All you have to do is take the next step to get started.
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