Nominated for IACP – International Association of Culinary Professional Awards, ‘Best First Cookbook’, ‘Best Health & Diet Book’, and ‘Cookbook of the Year’.
Before & After is both a memoir and a cookbook – an intimate account of Susan Maria Leach’s own transformation, as well as a guide for those who have undergone or are considering the procedure. As Leach has learned in the years since her 2001 bariatric operation, weight-loss surgery is not an event with a finish line or a goal weight – it is the beginning of a new way of life.
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