About Jamie Eberle

Jamie Eberle is the Chief Financial Officer of BeLiteWeight. BeLiteWeight has helped over 7,000 patients have safe, affordable and successful weight loss surgery over the past eight years. Jamie has had bariatric surgery and knows the ins and outs of the different procedures, including: gastric sleeve surgery, gastric sleeve plication, vertical sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery, and other bariatric surgery procedures. BeLiteWeight focuses on each patient's needs to help them choose the right procedure and get started on the path to a healthier life.

I Am So Proud Of Myself For Making The Decision – Deborah 1 Year After Gastric Sleeve


In 2020 Deborah decided to fight for herself against her fears and doubts for her body. Today our new patient already is sharing with us her very personal weight loss story. During weight loss a person undergoes many transformations both mental and physical. Here Deborah shares her personal experiences which we hope will help answer many of your questions.

“First I want to say thank you! Without BeLiteWeight I wouldn’t be the woman I am today. My Journey started a few years ago but the monumental stage of my journey began almost two years ago. I have struggled with my weight for years, using excuses of depression, I work to much, I don’t have time, to justify my poor choices and how I allowed myself to become 287 pounds. Finally having enough of the knee pain (after 2 reconstructive surgeries on my left knee before graduating high school) and back pain and just being tired all the time I decided it was time to do something about my health… and not just say I was going to do something.

I started doing my research: types of weight loss surgeries, speed of weight loss with various procedures, complications, USA vs. Mexico, surgeons and support groups… so many support groups. I was online one day and started a conversation with a wonderful woman who had used BeLiteWeight to coordinate her weight loss surgery. So I reached out and talked to a representative Sylvia, I love her dearly, she coordinated my surgery and all the needed documents and information to the point all I had to do was get on the plane. After talking with Sylvia I sat down and talked to my husband. I had a very emotional conversation explaining why I wanted to have the surgery, who I wanted to do my surgery and he listened to me. After our conversation it was decided that I would dedicate 1 year to proper diet and exercise. His reasoning was that if I was going to have the surgery I had to start making changes that would eventually become my new lifestyle.

Keto was very popular so I decided that it would be the best for me, I mean after surgery it is a high protein low carb diet so this would be perfect. I also joined a gym and committed to at LEAST 3 days a week. A year and many ups and downs later I had lost almost 40 pounds, frustrated and ready for surgery. For the first time in my life I had a surgery scheduled that I was looking forward to having. Losers bench here I come!

My husband and I flew into El Paso, at the time we were dealing with Covid restrictions so I traveled to Juarez by myself. The shuttle driver was so kinds and comforting and conversation flowed from the airport all the way to the hospital. I was escorted into the hotel where I had a meeting with patient services, and then off to have pre-surgery testing done. After testing I was taken to my private room to get comfortable for the evening and surgery would be first thing in the morning. Surgery time came and I have NEVER received such attentive care as I did from the staff at the hospital in Juarez. After surgery I was taken back to my room to rest but shortly after I was up and walking, and walking, and walking. Lots and lots of laps around the floor to help prevent blood clots and get that gas moving. It was the next day I had my leak test done and once confirmed all was good I started the post-op diet and my slow progression back to full lifestyle diet.

The next few weeks were EXHAUSTING for me. I had this renewed energy and drive to do better to be healthy and not waste one moment. Unfortunately in the early stages of the diet after surgery calories consumed are very low and the smallest things drained my energy. But I did what I could as I could: I walked a little bit every hour, I had a timer on my Fitbit reminding me to sip on my fluids. Gradually as my caloric consumption increased so did my energy. The first bite of Ricotta Bake was amazing, I definitely had a new found appreciation for variety in food, spices, and anyway that made it possible to put a new twist on the same old food that I was on for the week. Portions started at a few bites and is now anywhere from 3-4 ounces depending on the textures and density of the foods. I lost anywhere from 1 to 3 pounds a day and I was so excited!

As the weeks stretched into months the weight loss slowed down, I was averaging 1-3 pounds a week and stalls happened as my adjusted and continued to heal. I joined the amazing weight loss community on Instagram and shared experiences, answered questions, asked questions, cheered for people that were preparing for their surgery and made many new friends that have become so dear to me.

Fast forward to a little over a year after surgery, I am down 106 pounds, I have lost inches all over my body from my neck to toes, I have confidence. I wore a bathing suit for the first time in over two decades, I have gone from a XXL to a S/M, a size 26 to a 6. But my biggest achievement to date I love myself. I am Healthy. I am no longer morbidly obese. My body doesn’t hurt.

This journey has not been easy every day is a battle to drink all the liquids your body needs, to eat all the protein your body needs, to make good food choices, to eat the right portion, to LISTEN to your body. This surgery is an amazing TOOL that will help you achieve your goals if you are willing to put in the work and the amazing family at BeLiteWeight helped me achieve mine. I reached my goal weight 7 months after surgery, the real struggle to maintain is my current journey. I have learned that it is ok to eat French fries, or cake or all the stuff that we have programmed ourselves to think of as evil… in Moderation. I work out 6 days a week so I can have French toast and not worry that I am destroying all the hard work I have put in. This journey has tested my strength in all aspects of live, physically, mentally and emotionally. The people that you surround yourself with along your journey makes all the difference in the world. Just remember if you chose to have weight loss surgery that you will make mistakes, you will stumble, and that is OKAY, it happens to everyone. Allow yourself grace, take lots and lots and lots and lots of pictures so you can look back at your progress, your achievements and reassure yourself that you are capable and you can achieve your goals.

I am a new and improved me and I give thanks everyday and am so proud of myself for making the decision to me and my health first.

I cannot say thank you enough for all of the help and support before and after my surgery.”

What an incredible story! We are so happy to have been able to help you and are very proud of your achievements!

If you would like more information about weight loss surgery please call us at 1-800-215-6497

How Covid 19 Affected Our Diet


When the Coronavirus spread around the world many people had to close their business and significantly reduce their activities. Changes have also occurred in the restaurant industry- some of them closed, while the rest operated as “take-out only”. We all had to suddenly change our eating habits. Some of us who ate in restaurants regularly had to give it up and start cooking on our own.

Products were disappearing from the store. Probably everyone remembers the chaotic shopping at the beginning of the pandemic … Not only toilet paper was gone, but also pasta, yeast, whole grain flour, canned beans, and many others too. Suddenly food was something worth looking for.

The forced isolation made many people take home cooking courses and harness their culinary skills – which is a small but important takeaway! Perhaps otherwise we would never reach for a cookbook or visit a blog about preparing your favorite dish. Quarantine, although overwhelming and tiring, made us learn new things.

The types of products that are disappearing from store shelves may suggest a healthier diet now. We read labels more closely and choose less processed and fresh products. Over time we try throwing new things into our shopping baskets and eventually end up with the best ways to nourish our bodies.

Time spent in the kitchen also has a positive effect not only on the quality of dishes but also on relationships with household members too. -Especially when households prepare dishes together! Cooking can be fun for both adults and children linking generations.

On the other hand if we live alone in the kitchen can be a place to relax and unwind. For many people cooking turns into a hobby they find great pleasure with. Hopefully it stays that way and that we will continue to enjoy being in the kitchen once the world goes back to its new normal.

And you ? What kind of experiences did you have eating during the pandemic? Please share your stories with BeLiteWeight 🙂

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I love where I am – Tamika 2 Years After Gastric Sleeve


Team BeLite is successful again bringing joy and happiness to our next featured patient Tamika! Two years later she is happy with her results and proudly talks about her weight. Here are her words:


My two year surgiversary is approaching on the 27th! I am excited as this journey has been very amazing! I have lost 140 pounds! I fluctuate now between 182-185. I love where I am! Starting at 322.

Embarking on a journey is never easy but today you can take that decision and call us. Just like for Tamika, BeLiteWeight is available to help your weight loss needs too.

For more information about Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Pleasantly Surprised – Jessie 12 Days After Bypass


In this post, we would like to introduce one of our patients, Jessie. She had her Sleeve to Bypass revision with our team and sent over this video to answer some questions she felt would be helpful for you. She also gave some thoughts about her overall experience.


If you still have more questions. Please call now.

Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Healthy Way Of Life:Tabitha 3 years After Gastric Sleeve


Weight loss changes not only your fat. Many of our clients reduce and often eliminate prior health problems such as: high blood pressure, diabetes, hypertension, thyroid problems and more. Here is what Tabitha wrote to us 3 years after having her Gastric Sleeve:

I have greatly enjoyed the journey over the last 3years. I have felt awesome! My High weight was 303lbs. I Currently weigh 135lbs and I am in a size 6 petite. I would have never dreamed to be that size ever! Belite weight has given me the opportunity to achieve a more healthy way of life! 3 yrs ago I never would have dreamed that this was possible for me. I was on blood pressure meds, metphormin for pre diabetes, thyroid problems also now all take is a vitamin Wow! Life is truly amazing! I am more active now and have lots of energy that never had before. Thank you for allowing me to share this with you.

This is one of the many happy BeLiteWeight stories. We are extremal happy that again we were able to be a big part in the improvement of Tabitha’s health ailments. So if you are also still struggling with weight loss or need the inspiration to make a personal change we hope that you learn from Tabitha. Her story offers the courage and confidence to help others take brave steps for their self improvement too. Thank you Tabitha!

For more information on Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Andrew 2 Years After Gastric Sleeve


“I truly am finally living life the way it was supposed to lived.”-Andrew

What a beautiful thought. After seeing Andrew’s progress 2 years after having weight loss surgery we feel even more confident about being the CEO’s of our own lives. Looking at just his before and after pictures we really can’t argue with the human potential for change! He looks stunning, posing proudly with inner strength and confidence in the eyes. Andrew knew exactly what he want and he got it. Here is the rest of his letter:

“I am doing amazingly well. Holding steady at 189 lbs. I have gone from a waist size of 54/56 in pants to a 34 and a 6 XL to a medium-large in shirts. Started at 375 in August 2018. Overall loss 186lbs, about 1/2 of my prior weight. I couldn’t have done it without y’all!”

Results are only achieved if somebody really wishes to cooperate and puts in the work. It is thanks to the courage and determination of Andrew that we can share another BeLiteWeight success story.

Bravo! Remember that each of you can also take such strong control of your life! If you want to change and you are reading this right now, then you are closer than you think 😉 Give us a call today 800-215-6497

Keith & Camilla 2 Years Wight Loss Success


Keith & Camilla had their metabolic mini gastric bypass surgeries 2 years ago on the same date. Diabetes is now in remission and they are doing great… Pictures speak a thousand words.

For more information on Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

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Low Carb Loaded Corn Tortilla Pizza


Pizza is one of the most popular dishes in the world. On all continents, this Italian dish has millions of fans. Well-made pepperoni, vegetarian, marinara, margherita or capricciosa is not only delicious, but also, unfortunately, quite caloric. Well, we have some good news for you! There are ways to prepare pizzas in a healthy way, we know how and after reading this recipe, you will too! So let’s go. 🙂

Ingredients 

-2 corn tortillas
-1 Cup of your favorite Pizza Sauce 
     Our next article will show you how to make our homemade family recipe!
     link:  https://www.beliteweight.com/blog/authentic-italian-pizza-sauce/ 
-1 small onion
-2 teaspoons of oregano
-1 teaspoon of Parmesan cheese
-fresh basil
- 20g mozzarella cheese
- 4 slices of salami or any spiced meat
a handful of mushrooms
a few broccoli rosettes or a few slices of zucchini
- a few drops of olive oil
You can always use your other favorite vegetables too*   
Preparation is Easy ! 

1 Brush the tortillas with sauce 

2 Put on the cheese and vegetables given in the recipe (with extra of your favorites!)    

3 Bake for 5-7 minutes in an oven preheated to 425 degrees.  

4 Serve with olive oil and fresh basil.
 Simple right? Plus, you don't have to feel super guilty about eating these pizzas. 

 Buon Appetito 

For more information on  weight loss surgery , please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Happy Birthday Dr. Rod!


With big smiles the BeLiteWeight Family celebrated Dr. Rodriguez’ birthday this past weekend! Having performed thousands of bariatric surgeries this exceptional man is highly honored within the international surgical weight loss industry and deeply loved by his own community as well. Just look at some of the comments from his patients! Thank you so much for everything you do Rod, & happy birthday again!

Here are some of the touching messages from his patients! He should be so proud!

For more information on Gastric Sleeve and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Weight Loss Surgery Is Effective When Diets Don’t Work


Losing weight through diet and exercise seems like it would be the easiest option but sometimes despite one's best efforts, they are not able to see significant results. For those that do lose weight, keeping it off can also prove to be difficult, as it tends to creep back up much faster than it took the time to lose it. Studies by the Memorial University of Newfoundland have proven that weight loss surgery is a significantly effective way to lose and keep off weight. Not only will it help reverse many of the adverse effects of obesity but it can also drastically improve quality of life. Most all patients who get weight loss surgery do not regret it and often recommend it anyone who suffers from obesity-related health issues.

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The study followed patients for five to twenty-five years after having weight loss surgery and compared them to those who did not. The studies showed that those who had the weight loss surgery were much happier, physically healthy, and more socially active than those who did not. The patients who had surgery reported that their symptoms in depression lessened, they were able to have more mobility, as well as loss of chronic pain. 

The studies also highlighted the enormous medical benefits of having weight loss surgery, including curing sleep apnea, lowering blood sugar and even helps with those suffering from Type 2 diabetes. The small percentage of patients who didn't lose weight still experienced positive benefits to their metabolism. Having surgery is also much safer than it was even ten years ago, and less than 1% of patients who would qualify are utilizing it. This costs the health system a lot more when factoring the cost of obesity-related conditions that could be potentially reversed through surgery. It also saves patients money on the medications they used to take from health issues that they no longer suffer from after having surgery.

Ultimately, the studies prove that weight loss surgery is the best preventative method to avoid more costly health issues in the future and also provides patients with overall better health and a much higher quality of life.

 

 

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* Sourced from The Newfoundland and Labrador Bariatric Surgery Cohort Study