In this week’s episode of BariatricTV we feature our first Best Drop Zone Freak. In the Dumping Ground we talk about dealing with bounce back weight gain. Then in Altered Reality we dispel some myths regarding the Duodenal Switch. And we wrap things up in the Freak On segment with a killer recipe for weight loss surgery friendly deep dish pizza.
- The Drop Zone segment features Dennis Best.
- What is bounce back after bariatric surgery?
- Most people who have had weight loss surgery get down to their lowest weight then gain back a bit.
- 5, 10 or even 15 pounds may be normal, but it you continue to gain you need to look at your habits.
- Thanks to MariaC we’ve had an influx of Duodenal Switch patients in our forums.
- We’ve learned a bit from them about the myths around this bariatric surgery.
- When doing your research on weight loss surgery don’t forget to have a look at the Duodenal Switch.
- The DS is the most malabsorbtive of the big 4 surgery types so you need to commit to the lifestyle change
- If you’re interested in this surgery find someone with a DS to talk to.
- We whip up a weight loss surgery friendly deep dish pizza!
On this week’s BariatricTV our “I Freakin Did It” is an Iron Woman! We take at look what to eat at the more popular chain restaurants. There’s a new surgical method for weight loss surgery that requires no incisions at all! And we review a couple new non fruit flavored vitamin products from the folks at Bariatric Advantage.
- This weeks I Freakin Did It MacMadame. She’s an Iron Woman
- Alison posted in the forum that she wanted some suggestion on what to eat at the major chain restaurants after weight loss surgery.
- First stay clear of the supper sized menu!
- TGI Fridays has a great Strawberry Fields Forever Salad, as well as great French Onion Soup.
- If your at Olive Garden try the Minestrone soup, the Venetian Apricot Chicken or Steak Tuscano wit grilled veggies.
- Boston Market has great Rotisserie Chicken.
- If you’re at Chili’s give the Quesadilla Explosion salad a go, but share it with someone as it’s HUGE!!!
- Denny’s now offers a grilled chicken dinner, or Lynnda’s favorite, the Prime Rib and Bleu Cheese Salad.
- Many states are now requiring restaurants to post nutritional information, be sure to ask for it.
- In August 2010 surgeons removed 80% of a woman’s stomach through her mouth.
- The procedure was a modified Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.
- This form of weight loss surgery is new so potential risks are not yet known
- We review some non fruit flavored vitamin offerings from Bariatric Advantage
- BariatricTV Forums
- Discount Code for Houston Texas OH Conference
- Story on through the mouth weight loss surgery
- Bariatric Advantage vitamins in the eStore
In this weeks episode – of your favorite weight loss surgery show – we have our first dude FOW! We take a look at the Stomaphyx procedure, talk about why you may be getting treated different after losing weight and look at the top 10 reasons why weight loss surgery isn’t the easy way out.
- Our first dude freak of the week is TheLazyC
- He’s lost 105 pounds
- Stomaphyx is a revisional procedure for Roux-en-y gastric bypass patients
- Reduces the size of the pouch and stoma
- Stomaphyx is performed endoscopically (through the mouth)
- Do you get treated differently after weight loss surgery?
- Maybe the skinnier you is more open and welcoming to others
- The top 10 reasons why weight loss surgery is not the easy way out
On this weeks episode, How about a preop FOW? Ever heard of the Toga Procedure? When and how do you tell folks you’re having surgery?And a look, and taste, of the new Bariatric Advantage Chocolate Calcium Chews.
- Our Freak of the week is….Paula…cause she has the shirt.
- We never heard of the Toga system so we decided to take a look.
- It’s a promising new restrictive weight loss surgery…with no surgical incisions
- It’s performed endoscopically….through the mouth.
- We talk about our own experience telling people we were going to have weight loss surgery.
- Who, what and when you tell others about your surgery…should totally be up to you.
- We do a product review of the new Bariatric Advantage Calcium Chews!
- Stay tuned and watch Lynnda catch one in her mouth.
In Episode 18, we end our highlighting of the different bariatric surgeries by taking a look at the RNY. Then we’ll introduce you to a great site to help you track your daily food and exercise and finish things up with a some meatballs!
- We start things off with a exciting announcement
- Lets look at our final surgery, the RNY.
- Pros and Cons of the RNY.
- Both Lynnda and Toni had this surgery and are satisfied
- We look at forum members recommended website for tracking exercise and food.
- We offer up some WLS pouch friendly recipes with one thing in common…the meatball
In Episode 17 we take a look at the the vertical banded gastroplasty, find out if a pouch can talk and take a look at a new bariatric recipe site.
- Welcome to Cowfee Tawlk
- Look at Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
- Also known as stomach stapling combined with a gastric band
- No malabsorptive component to this surgery
- Advantages and disadvantages of the VBG
- Feedback from a VBG patient
- Audible side effect of WLS is normal
- We look at a new recipe site for patients
In Episode 16 we take a look at the Duodenal Switch, discuss why you’re always cold after surgery and review some bariatric nutritional products that showed up on our doorstep.
- The Duodenal Switch
- Similarities to the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Patients must follow vitamin and protein regiments
- Advantages and disadvantages of the DS
- Feedback from DS patients
- Always hot before surgery
- We weren’t fat we were insulated
- We got a box of goodies from Smart Forme
- Starter kits, a great way to see if you like their foods
- It Tastes Like game show
In Episode 15 we take a look at the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, discuss whether or not weight loss surgery is the easy way out and take a look at a program designed to have you running a 5k in nine short weeks.
- We take a look at the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG).
- Restrictive form of surgery.
- 85% of stomach removed.
- VSG reduces ghrelin hormone.
- VSG keep pylorus valve intact.
- Advantages and disadvantages to VSG.
- Weight Loss Surgery, the easy way out?
- It’s easy to gain weight back.
- How will you use the opportunity?
- A program to get you running a 5k in nine weeks.
- Training sessions for iPod or MP3 Player.
- Couch to 5k iPhone app
In episode 14, we’ll start our weekly highlight of surgery types with Gastric Banding, expose the good and evil that lives in a patient’s head, and make a yummy high protein quiche.
- We ask for your help in gaining sponsors by filling out our viewer survey.
- Answering the constant request for a show highlighting the types of bariatric surgeries.
- It used to be just the Roux-en-y that was getting attention.
- We take a look at gastric banding.
- The main choices in banding are The Lapband & The Realize Band.
- Post your banding question in our Bandsters forum.
- Good and evil voices in your head.
- The battle of the maple donut
- A recipe for a yummy quiche lorraine
- I’m pinching your head!