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How these online bariatric courses and community can help you

These courses, products and services have been developed by Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian Amanda Clark and Accredited Practising Dietitian Carly Barlow. The team have over 20 years of experience in bariatric nutrition and want to help you get maximum benefits from your surgery with the flexibility to learn and receive support from wherever you are in the world.

  • In depth nutrition information including the immediate post surgical period (mini course), transition back to a regular diet (mini course) and long term diet recommendations to maintain weight loss over the LONG TERM

  • Mindset information - forget the quick fix and change your mindset and habits for long lasting results

  • Holistic focus - build confidence, energy and wellbeing with our physical tools, one on one support options & accountability

  • Goal setting - don't stop at just learning the information. This course provides practical activities to ensure accountability - an important tool for success

What makes Beyond Bariatric Surgery unique?

  • Only Pay for What YOU Need

    Choose the course that suits YOU and add on the products & services YOU want!

  • Bariatric Portion Tools

    Our Portion Perfection Tools & Recipes make it EASY to serve the right amount.

  • Stay on Track

    Options include individual consultations, group coaching calls & community support (coming soon...)

Choose your level of support

Choose from three levels of support to help you navigate your bariatric journey

  • Mini Course $99

    Our online Mini-Course covers everything you need to know BEFORE you have surgery and how to optimise your nutrition for the FIRST 2 MONTHS AFTER surgery.

    Find out how you can best prepare for your surgery and what to do to get back to eating a regular diet. 

    Limited time only $99 (Valued at $199 AUD -SAVE $100)

  • Essentials Support Package $299 MOST POPULAR

    The Essentials Support Package includes access  to our comprehensive online 6 week course covering everything you need to MANAGE your weight and health FOR LIFE 

    (access at any time - join discussions and interact via the Bariatric Surgery Eating facebook group). 

    Limited time only $299 (Valued at $499 AUD - SAVE $200)

  • Individual Consultations

    Require more ONE-ON-ONE support? 

    Our dietitians can meet you via TELEHEALTH, phone or in clinic to ensure you get the tailored support you need.  


    Prices vary based on length of consultation and discounted packages are available.

Beyond Bariatric Surgery

The Essentials Course

Pre Bariatric Surgery

Mini Course


  • How fast will I progress through the course?

    The Essentials Course runs over 6 weeks. Content is delivered in 6 easy to navigate modules that open each week. The Mini Course allows participants to work through the modules at their own pace.

  • Will I get an opportunity to interact with others during the course?

    YES! Course participants will be able to access the Discussion Forum on the course platform. You can ask the instructors questions here and interact with other participants. The level of interaction is completely up to you. Watch this space for our exclusive Beyond Bariatric Surgery online Community (coming soon!)

  • Is the course easy to navigate?

    YES! The course uses the Thinkific platform which is easy for course newbies to get around. Our team will be on hand to help with any technical issues.

  • Will I get a chance to ask Amanda individual questions throughout the course?

    YES! Amanda and her team will be there to answer general questions as you progress through the course. If you require more one-on-one support for more complex medical issues you may be directed to consider an individual one on one session with a dietitian.

  • Should I purchase the Essentials course or the Mini course?

    The Mini Course is for you if you have NOT had surgery yet and want to prepare for surgery. It covers diet recommendations for the weeks before surgery and also the immediate post surgery period. We will get you back to eating a normal diet during this course. The Essentials course is for those who are back to eating regular foods. It covers everything you need to lose weight and keep it off including goal setting, mindset changes and emotional eating, recipes, meal ideas, and so much more.

  • I'm planning on having bariatric surgery. Do I need the Essentials course?

    The Essentials course ideally follows on from the Mini course. Try our Mini course first and we are confident you'll want to progress to the Essentials course. Your bariatric surgery will help to get the weight off - the Essentials course will help you keep it off for LIFE!


Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian

Amanda Clark

Amanda Clark, of Great Ideas in Nutrition is an expert in bariatric nutrition and has been supporting patients since 1999. Amanda is the author of Portion Perfection for Bariatrics and creator of the Bariatric Plate and she is content director for Beyond Bariatric Surgery - a library of podcasts for people who have had or plan to have bariatric surgery.

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Carly Barlow

Carly Barlow is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) who works as a hospital (inpatient) dietitian, providing care for bariatric patients. She also works in private practice where she provides ongoing support for people who are thinking of or have undergone bariatric surgery or are interested in weight management. She takes a holistic and non judgmental approach to health care and behaviour change.