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  1. Sol51

    Most stubborn body ever

    ...to my weigh loss problems. I am 52, has had severe fibromyalgia and ME for 16 years. From very active to not much activity at all. Had gastric band fitted 10 years ago, unsuccessful & taken out 15 July 2020. My metabolism is whacked out. I had total hysterectomy 2019. Right now BMI =30...
  2. everydayupsanddowns

    Gastric Band option

    ...think of any current members who have had gastric surgery (though perhaps your post will encourage some ‘lurkers‘ to begin posting?) Gastric bands have been mentioned a few times over the years, but not by anyone currently posting...
  3. I

    Gastric Band option

    Hi Nippysweetie, and welcome to the forum. As you have already been told, Gastric bands are not as safe or as simple as you probably thought. They don't even always work to reduce your weigh. After the first year or so many people try to cheat them them and so start putting the weight back on...
  4. Drummer

    Gastric Band option

    ...only ever lost weight eating them. On a low fat high carb diet I got to 264lb before I stopped weighing. I won't say more than having a gastric band fitted is not totally safe, just that I really do advise to think again about what you need to do to lower weight. You probably do not need to...
  5. N

    Gastric Band option

    Hi folks, newbie here - I'm wondering if there is anyone who has gone down the gastric band route who would be willing to share their experience. I feel it's drastic but may be the only way I am going to lose the huge amount of weight I need to lose to be healthy again.
  6. eggyg

    Rapid Digestion (rapid dumping syndrome)

    ...what causes the tiredness, that’s why small meals are best for me. I have looked at Dr Google and it seems that it’s quite common with gastric band patients too. I agree about the protein, as long as it lean, oily food is a nightmare for me. Tapas is a dim and distance memory now, passed out...
  7. Bubbsie

    Going it alone

    There are lots of tips for reducing your BGs we could give you Wendy...however first I think you need to address your insulin needs...you can speak to your surgery & ask them to consider reducing it if you can lower your BG over time...we have a member here who was diagnosed after having a heart...
  8. wendy mckay

    Going it alone

    I have had a gastric band put in quite a few years back as I have had multiple back fusions which has left me with a mobility problem. What seems a bit strange is I eat half the amount of what I used to so portion size is perhaps a side plate. I eat greens and a small amount of fruit a few times...
  9. P

    Gastric surgery

    Has anyone had gastric surgery to help them loose weight , I know I am heavy at 130 kilos, and the doc was talking about doing it to help me, but when questioned it won't be the band option. The only other one I know is stapling the stomach, unless there are other options. I am very tempted to...
  10. Wirralass

    What did you eat yesterday?

    Oh Ditto sorry you've fallen off the wagon but don't give up hun ~ stick with Paul as long as you can ~ maybe return to Atkins too ~ tomorrow's another day ~ start it as you mean to go on, with a positive mind, take care xx
  11. Ditto

    What did you eat yesterday?

    ...and enter menus even if they're dire. Tell the truth and shame the devil I say. Yesterday was a bonkers day despite PaulMcKenna virtual gastric band. I ate far too much but was totally bloated and uncomfortable. Trouble was as soon as I deflated a bit I ate more. :) Monday: Weight: 218.8 Tum...
  12. Ditto

    The Allygus Gourmet Coffee Bar (and café)

    ...food programme and I'm now convinced. Don't take statins, eat porridge! I don't want anything to virtually eat anyways, due to virtual gastric band. That Paul McKenna's done me in. I'm even having trouble getting all my five pints of water down. Agh. The porridge went down a treat though...
  13. Ditto

    Reading Challenge - 2017

    ...59) Bill Bryson - African Diary 60) Stephen King & Richard Chizmar 61) Stephen King - The Gunslinger (again) 62) Paul McKenna - Hypnotic Gastric Band 63) Janet Street-Porter - Fall Out 64) Anne Tyler - Vinegar Girl 65) Dr Spencer Johnson - Who Moved My Cheese? 66) Fern Britton - My Story 67)...
  14. grovesy

    UK needs to perform thousands more obesity operations, say surgeons

    I read something recently where in the US there has been an increase in removal of gastric band removal ops.
  15. mikeyB

    UK needs to perform thousands more obesity operations, say surgeons

    Aye, Hazel is right. The two simpler techniques, gastric band and gastric sleeve can eventually be overcome by determined eaters (not all of whom have diabetes). The much more expensive and technically tricky gastric bypass is less easy to conquer, but I doubt that this is the surgery done in...
  16. Ditto

    What did you eat yesterday?

    There's two CDs, one is the installation of the virtual gastric band and I've just realised I think that's why I'm having trouble with getting my water down! I've been hypnotised into this smaller tum and I feel overwhelmed at the volume of water! :) It works. On the other hand I'm still pigging...
  17. Wirralass

    What did you eat yesterday?

    Good to hear you're progressing with Paul Ditto - rub your arms & stuff? Whats this all about? Anything to do with a new moisturising cream?:D:D:D
  18. Ditto

    What did you eat yesterday?

    ...Missed off the one. :D The day I'm underweight y'all can put the flags out. I don't want to log today's eats. :eek: Despite my virtual gastric band. I luv the sound of Paul McKenna's voice, he sends me...right off to sleep, s'brilliant. :D I'm not doing the exercise that goes with it, I'll...
  19. coffeesnob

    bariatrics (Stomach reduction surgery)

    ...but have not been able to find anything on it. I have not been able to find anything on complications statistics either. I have another friend who had a gastric band that went wrong because the port moved and got embedded in scar tissue. I seem to have heard about more fails than successes.
  20. Northerner

    Public Health England: Advice to eat more fat 'irresponsible'

    ...- yet something like this can be dismissed as 'dodgy' and contrary to all the available evidence. :rolleyes: The same went for gastric band ops - they were hailed as a cure, yet in many cases, even after the op, patients have subsequently failed to manage their levels well. The strategy needs...
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