Bariatric Surgery

My Gastric Sleeve and Fat-Shaming

Mette Poynton | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

On the 28 November 2015, I underwent weight loss surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy or a gastric sleeve. I wrote about why I needed this operation in my previous blogs, "My Gastric Sleeve and Me" and My Gastric Sleeve and PCOS.

My Gastric Sleeve and PCOS

Mette Poynton | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

On the 25th of November 2015, I has weight loss surgery. I underwent a sleeve gastrectomy, also known as a gastric sleeve. It has now been just over 3 months since my surgery and I have lost nearly 30 kg. YAY!

My Gastric Sleeve and Me

Mette Poynton | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

On the 28th of November this year, I underwent a sleeve gastrectomy, a type of bariatric surgery where 85% of my stomach was removed, leaving what is known as a gastric sleeve.

What's Eating the Morbidly Obese

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cameron McCulloch

As time goes on, I know for a fact that I will be congratulated on how well I look and how slim I have become and be told I have done well, but the minute that it is known that I have cost the NHS in the region of £8,000 people's opinion of this weight loss will change.

The Prozac Bucket O'Lard List

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cameron McCulloch

So I have now decided that after the surgery and the following weight loss it will be time for wholesale change. I have a bucket list of sorts, not to do before I kick the thing but more to do with the chance that now I possibly could.

The World's Biggest Fridge Magnet

Cameron McCulloch | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cameron McCulloch

I am currently awaiting Bariatric Surgery and whilst doing so appear to have some time on my hands, mostly spent trying to keep my mind off food. This time will be spent wisely or it will be spent blogging and I fear the second option will win.

Surgery Is Not the Answer to Obesity

Rivkie Baum | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

Rather than championing dangerous and butchering weight loss procedures - which by the way are offered privately without any mental health assessments or help - shouldn't we be asking for a long term solution to better our health not 'fixing' a 'problem' that wont go away unless tackled at the root cause?

When Did We Become a Nation of Quick Fix Fanatics?

Rivkie Baum | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

The latest in quick fix diets, this pill, once swallowed and inflated is the latest mini gastric balloon. It's being hailed as a miracle pill - but really isn't it just vanity gone mad? The pill is designed for people a stone overweight. You know, the kind of people who could tweak their diet a bit and maybe hit the gym for an extra day a week in order to lose 'that' stone.

Fat Tax, Fat Chance, All Things Fall on Lean Times!

Pratik Sufi | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Pratik Sufi

In the UK, as the obesity rates soar and healthcare costs rise, the government is contemplating putting a "fat tax" on food in England. Will this succeed in encouraging people to make healthy choices or will it drive them to buy cheaper, lower quality foods?

New Year - Same Old Nonsense About Obesity

Angela Meadows | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Angela Meadows

No intervention for obesity has been proven to produce clinically significant and sustainable weight loss in the medium- to long-term. Not diet, not exercise, not behavioural interventions, not even bariatric surgery.

Bloating Bill: Junk Food Lover Wants £35K Cosmetic Surgery On NHS

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Tax-payers face a bloated bariatric surgery bill from Laura Ripley, a 28-year-old from Hastings whose weight-loss operations have become cause for con...