Welcome back to the Regain Be Gone Podcast. My name is Sameera Khan, RD PA-C. I am a registered dietitian and nutritionist. This podcast is for people who have had bariatric surgery and are struggling to keep the weight off. Today I’m chatting with Jeanine Hylander, who is officially 100 lbs down from her surgical weight. That is such an amazing milestone to achieve. 

We talk about the importance of the ACE study and questionnaire, as well as the effect of childhood abuse on people who are considered overweight or obese as adults.

Disclaimer: The information provided in or through this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and as one tool to increase your knowledge. This podcast is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The listener should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.

Talking Points:

  • Jeanine’s history and her weight loss story
  • Jeanine’s “ah-ha” moment
  • Why Jeanine decided to go into social work
  • The ACE (adverse childhood experience) Study
  • The ACE questionnaire 
  • How did ACE affect obesity
  • The role of untreated trauma and weight gain/regain
  • Resiliency: handling pressure versus losing your cool
  • Everyone is capable of the habit of eating healthy
  • The importance of having a sense of purpose
  • The importance of having a good community (forums, support groups, therapy, family/friends, etc.)
  • Establishing SMART goals
    • Specific
    • Measurable
    • Achievable
    • Relevant
    • Time-bound
  • Jeanine’s advice for people who are struggling for keeping the weight off
  • The evolution of the ACE questions 
  • Jeanine’s contact info


Sameera Khan, Instagram: @lowkcalgal

Sameera Khan, email: health@lowkcalgal.com 

Jeanine Hylander, email: easyevals@gmail.com 

ACE Study questions, ACEsTooHigh.com website