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READ ABOUT MY WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY JOURNEY BELOW:
First, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Jodi Valdez and I am Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist (RDN). I am married to a firefighter, Jeff, and we have 3 children (Drake, Brody and Estella). I graduated from The University of Alabama in 2004 with a degree in Food and Nutrition and as WILD as it sounds I have been a RD for going on 17 years.
The reason I became a RD is because obesity and metabolic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc run in my family.
I watched my paternal side of the family struggle all my years growing up. Growing up, I always had a harder time (then my peers) with achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. However, I was in multiple sports and able to do pretty good.
However, after giving birth to my third child, I just could not lose the baby weight. - no matter what I did. I tried everything that had worked in my past, but nothing was working.
After helping many, many patients have great success through their weight loss surgery journey, I decided it was my turn! That I needed to let go of my pride-fullness and just do it.
It still took me over a year to commit, but I finally had weight loss surgery (VSG) in August of 2021. Since then, I have lost over 60 pounds and am only 15-20 pounds away from my goal weight.
It has been the best decision I have ever made, and I feel I am a better dietitian because of it, too! I know exactly what my patients are going through and I have special tips and tricks that helped me along the way!
Weight loss surgery is not the easy way out - it's a JOURNEY! And I am here for you every step of the way!
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at jvaldezRD@outlook.com or text me at 256-541-0226.
I always try to respond within 24 hours during the regular work week.
Looking forward to working with you!
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