Episode 116: Portion Distortion in Fooderica

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in Food issues, Long Term, Reviews

In this week’s episode of BariatricTV we feature our first revision Drop Zone Freak. In the Dumping Ground we take a look at portion distortion in Fooderica. Then, in Altered Reality, we talk about reactive hypoglycemia in long term post ops. Finally, we wrap things up in the Freak On segment with a gal that’s providing positive support for lap band patients.


  • The Drop Zone segment features Leslie, but you may know her as Punkbright.
  • Are you suffering from portion distortion?
  • Over time the portions of food we are being served has grown drastically.
  • Is this increase in portion due to the food industry selling you larger and larger portions of food?
  • In Fooderica everything is bigger.
  • Fooderica citizen 76521 needs a bit of reprogramming
  • We take a look at how food portions have increased in the last 20 years.
  • So what does a normal portion of food look like?
  • If you’re feeling sleepy and weak between meals you might be experiencing Reactive Hypoglycemia
  • Reactive Hypoglycemia is caused by low sugar in the blood.
  • Reactive Hypoglycemia can be confused with dumping syndrome.
  • If you are experiencing this go see your doctor to get a diagnosis.
  • We introduce you to Tamika Bryant.
  • Tamika is a lapband patient who is full of positive support


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10 Responses to “Episode 116: Portion Distortion in Fooderica”

  1. I was about to comment this, “Thank you, SO much for touching on Reactive Hypoglycemia, as it’s a very big part of the roux en y gastric bypass experience that doesn’t get enough pre op explanation,” and then I bit my tongue OFF and I’m bleeding everywhere. Thank you for that.

  2. Nicole/Saphre1964 says:

    Thanks for all the info and hysterical laughing…..
    OMG, beta fish…. too funny!!!!
    The segment on portions was one of your BEST yet!

  3. Big Mickey says:

    Thanks Nicole, we decided to dabble a bit on the dark side with the Fooderica segment.

    MM – Sew that tongue back on and get back to work! The community needs you!!!

    Commissar 147

  4. Awhhh!!! Thank you guys so much for the shout-out and kind words. Most importantly thanks for doing such a wonderful job at educating the bariatric community and being totally funny while at it =) Big Hugs to the 3 of you, see you soon.


  5. I was beginning to go into a reactive hypoglycemic state and was semi-conscious while watching. I fell asleep and woke up feeling very hungry! Do you know where I can find an apple fritter the size of my head? For some reason, I feel like a want to be a good fooderican. Ugh, I need de-progamming! All kidding aside, another great job on the show. I loved the Orwellian theme. You guys never cease to keep it fresh, fun and informative. Thanks.

  6. I heart the Commissar– this should go viral– what CAN we do!

  7. I think this is the best show yet! you guys are such an incredible asset and joy to have around! seriously Mike- can you post the Fooderica film- all by it’s lonesome on YT? because I really think it deserves to stand alone — it will reach an even bigger audience! ( well in this case- bigger IS better!) why not with your other awesome shorts? Must say I also love Tamika- she is a bright light– amongst so many others- and so authentic. lastly – The reactive Hypoglycemia topic- I have that too- Late stage dumping– it is NOT fun- to break out in sweats, and have legs like lead- you are basically stranded by your body until you can get a bite of sugar to even out the insulin that went into overdrive in your body! It always happens to me in PUBLIC! I have now taken to carrying small packets of sugar or glucose pills just in case!

  8. shepkatt says:

    Sally – there is a product being released soon that REALLY helps me with my RH. I carry one with me constantly and it does help. The RH segment was supposed to be a review of that product but we were asked to hold off until it launches.. So.. once we get the okie dokie we will be getting it out there. I HATE RH.. makes me feel like plain ol’ ICK.

    And good idea on the Fooderica short.. :-) I love the way it turned out. Mike is a genius!

  9. Big Mickey says:

    I just posted the segment as a stand alone on YouTube, here’s the URL…


    I’m glad you all enjoyed it so much!


  10. baka (Ian) says:

    Awesome stuff!

    Hey…. stop teasing with the Lemon Calcets…. put them up on e-bay!!

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