IN THE BEGINNING
When Susan Maria Leach had gastric bypass surgery in 2001, she knew that she would have to change everything about her life.
Her surgeon told her the tradeoff for losing 150 pounds was taking bariatric supplements forever. At that time there were few choices with the right nutrition for someone who had a gastric bypass. There were bodybuilder protein powders, but the bad taste and gritty texture had to be masked by mixing in extracts and flavorings. When it came to vitamins, there were thirteen different tablets scheduled six times throughout the day.
She did what she was told, but believed that bariatric patients deserved a better, easier way.
SML pioneered a path that many thousands of bariatric patients have followed. Her book Before & After, Living and Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery is in its third printing with HarperCollins, her Back on Track program for regain has thousands of followers, 48 Pouch Reset has rebooted confidence for countless members and Inspire protein powders, Believe drinks and Journey vitamins are the best selling brands for bariatric post ops.