Jay Casale has a story that is familiar to many people. He struggled with his weight for most of his life, losing and regaining the same pounds multiple times. He tried all the popular diets, and had short-term success with many of them! Then life would become stressful and he’d regain.
After finding weight loss groups on social media to be judgmental and unsupportive he started his own Facebook group – The Lighter Side of Weight Loss – a fun and accepting space for members to share their weight loss journeys. The group now has over 20,000 members and is going strong.
In April 2018 Jay underwent bariatric surgery to lose the weight once and for all. He’s here today to talk about his tumultuous weight loss journey, including the effects of stress on his weight loss goals, food addiction, and an in-depth look at the risks and myths of weight loss surgery.