Webinar: A Weight-Inclusive Approach to Post-Bariatric-Surgery Care—Is It Possible?
Bariatric surgery is sometimes considered a taboo topic in weight-inclusive circles, with some fat activists likening it to “stomach amputation.” Unfortunately, this has created a knowledge gap in this area amongst weight-inclusive practitioners, at a time when more and more people (including those who have had bariatric surgery) are seeking care that focuses on health, not weight. This webinar seeks to answer the question of whether it is possible to provide weight-inclusive care for a procedure that is decidedly weight-centric in nature.
We will discuss:
- Nutrition considerations for patients/clients who have had bariatric surgery
- Addressing our patients/clients’ desire to lose weight in a weight-inclusive, client-centred fashion
- Whether intuitive eating and mindful eating have a role in post-bariatric-surgery care
All registrants will receive access to the webinar recording, transcript, and resources.
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Vincci Tsui (she/her) is a registered dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor based in Mohkíntsis/Guts’its’i/Wîchîspa, or what is now known as Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from McGill University, where she completed the integrated dietetic internship program. Vincci is the founder of Weight-Inclusive Dietitians in Canada (WIDIC) and author of The Mindful Eating Workbook: Simple Practices for Nurturing a Positive Relationship with Food.
Prior to shifting to a weight-inclusive practice, Vincci worked as a dietitian in a variety of settings, including working in a bariatric surgery clinic for over five years.
Vincci takes a collaborative, compassionate, and inclusive approach to nutrition care that is informed by anti-oppression, social justice, Health at Every Size®, intuitive eating, mindful eating, motivational interviewing, and trauma-informed care concepts. Through her work, she hopes to contribute to a world where everyone has equitable access to the resources necessary to meet their physical, mental, emotional, social and cultural needs.