EP12: Busting Diet Myths & Breaking Down Common Fears With Dietitian Jen Hoult

In this episode, I caught up with WeightLoss Solutions Australia accredited practising dietitian, Jen Hoult to talk about all things diets and wellness. This interesting conversation breaks down the most common fears when one first started on a diet and how getting back to the basics with all the different types of diets available is essential.

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EP3: Dr. Skye Marshall: Wellness, Health & Beyond In A World Of Dietetics & Nutrition

Dr. Skye Marshall: Wellness, Health & Beyond in a World of Dietetics & Nutrition

In this episode, we meet with Dr. Skye Marshall, Scientific and Education Director at Nutrition Research Australia, and talk about how she got started in her journey on becoming a dietitian and researcher. Dr. Marshall also touches on the importance of studies that she has been involved in together with WeightLoss Solutions Australia, particularly with the ENvISage Project and Project GRIT.


Show Notes:

1:38 – Dr. Marshall talks about how she went from a family of artists, Dr. Marshall to taking on an interest in photography and finally settling on nutrition and food science as a career.

8:29 – After working in rural country New South Wales as a dietitian for a few years, Dr. Marshall delved into the world of research, particularly in the area of bariatrics.

10:21 – ENvISaGE is a joint study being carried out with Dr. Marshall at the Bond University and WLSA, to explore endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty.

15:53 – The focus on the ENvISaGE study is not focused on weight loss, but how the quality of life has improved for people that have decided to explore the laparoscopic sleeve or ESG.

20:26 – Project GRIT, is a childhood obesity prevention study. GRIT stands for Growth, Resilience, Insights, and Thrive, and is a project by initiated by WLSA where children and adolescents aged between 9-15 were provided with exercise training, nutrition awareness and mindfulness techniques.

25:43 – Dr. Marshall shares what her tips are on achieving wellness in life such as connecting with oneself, connecting with family, and connecting with nature.

EP2: A Single Person’s Bariatric Surgery Decision Transformed A Multi-Generation Lifestyle

A Single Person's Bariatric Surgery Decision Transformed A Multi-Generation Lifestyle

In this episode, we look back at the life-changing decision Trish Bridgement made when she elected to go for Bariatric surgery in 2002. Trish wasn’t able to do the things that she had wanted to do and decided to change her health, wellness and life for the better. 18 years on, Trish leads an active lifestyle, playing with her grandchildren, travelling the world with her husband, Ron, and enjoying all that life has to give.


Show Notes:

2:32 – Trish made the life-changing decision for bariatric surgery in 2002, a revolutionary procedure for that time

5:13 – Tragic personal circumstances and stressors that led to Trish’s weight gain

7:09 – Life-changing benefits in Trish’s life post-bariatric surgery, including playtime with her grandchildren, being more confident in her career choices and participating in a 10km Noosa triathlon

12:10 – Being able to travel, sit on a plane comfortably, and not have to have additional knee or back surgery due to the weight loss

15:57 – Positive experiences now include buying clothes easily, dining in a restaurant without having to feel eyes on you, and eating healthier.

18:37 – Trish shares the positive impact her lifestyle change has had not only with her children but with her grandchildren

28:06 – Looking to the future, Trish shares what her plans are post-retirement.