Saturday Speaker: Lori Newlon RN, CBN, NTP

Lori Newlon is a Registered Nurse, Certified Bariatric Nurse, and a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner living in Sacramento, California. She battled her weight starting early in childhood, and like many, dieted her way to becoming a morbidly obese adult, eventually weighing 300 pounds. By her late twenties, she was experiencing adverse changes in her health related to obesity. In September of 2005, she made a life-changing decision to have bariatric surgery, undergoing the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure.

Lori was able to successfully lose 160 pounds but also developed many serious complications, some of which she still deals with to this day. After struggling through her own dramatic weight loss and the many directly related health complications that accompanied it, she developed a passion for nutrition and healthful cooking (including some tasty treats!) which she uses to help maintain a healthy weight and nutritionally sound lifestyle twelve years after surgery.

Today Lori is dedicated to educating bariatric patients about the countless benefits of improving their nutritional health. She offers practical methods for success through education, advice and delicious recipes appropriate to individuals exploring the earliest preoperative stages of the weight loss journey through to those many years out from bariatric surgery.

> Connect with Lori on The Bariatric Dish

Workshop Session 2B: Saturday 2:00pm – 2:50pm, International Ballroom IV

Setting Yourself Up for Success While Traveling and Eating Out

Join Lori in this 50-minute discussion where she will talk about ways to remain focused on your goals while traveling and navigating through restaurants.