Katie Jay Goes From Weight Loss Surgery To Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb

Filed under: Health — @ April 3, 2009


Katie Jay was “dying to change” and is now living the low-carb life

When someone gets to be so obese that they feel helpless, hopeless, and fearful that they will never be able to overcome their weight problem no matter what they do, the realization that something drastic like weight loss surgery is the only answer starts to sink in. If we’re honest with ourselves, all of us who have dealt with being fat have had this cross our minds. While most of us chose to start livin’ la vida low-carb and found our answer, that’s not the way it is for everyone. Today, I speak with a woman who decided to have weight loss surgery and is now realizing low-carb will help her keep the weight off for good!

In Episode 241 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Katie Jay, author of Dying To Change: My Really Heavy Life Story, How Weight Loss Surgery Gave Me Hope for Living and founder of the National Association for Weight Loss Surgery (NAWLS) which is dedicated to supporting people who have had weight loss surgery. A few months ago, Katie joined my “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Discussion” forum to learn more about the healthy low-carb lifestyle. Despite having the weight loss surgery, she realized that low-carb was something she needed to do. In today’s interview, you’ll hear Katie talk about her weight loss journey, what she knew about low-carb living before she had weight loss surgery, the work she is doing with her NAWLS organization, and what she has planned for sharing about her low-carb progress with her members. If you’ve had weight loss surgery, then you need to hear what Katie Jay has to say!


Katie Jay–before and after weight loss surgery

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What did you think about what Katie Jay had to share about her weight loss surgery story? Are you surprised she has shifted to a low-carb nutritional approach now? Talk about it in the show notes section of Episode 241. You can read more about Katie’s weight loss story in her book Dying To Change and be sure to check out her “Fat Free Mind” blog. And you can learn more about Katie’s support group by visiting the National Association for Weight Loss Surgery (NAWLS) website.

Next week, we’ll have two more excellent podcast interview guests: On Monday, J.P. Fanton, aka Harry from the Wowee Zowee Menu Blog joins me for a conversation about healthy low-carb living. This regular reader and commenter at my low-carb menus blog has quite a story to share and reveals his true identity in this exclusive podcast. Then on Thursday, Esther Blum will be here to talk about her new book Secrets of Gorgeous: Hundreds of Ways to Live Well While Living It Up. She’ll have tips on what you can do to bring out that hidden jewel just waiting to shine inside of you! That’s all coming next week on “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.”

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