Professional Weight Loser: Tonia’s One Year Sleeve Success


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BeLiteWeight is so proud to share the outstanding one year story of our Gastric Sleeve patient Tonia! Her story and photos are truly incredible:

Today marks one year since my gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana.  Having any type of surgery is a pretty big deal and this was no different.  However, after researching through the BeLiteWeight website, talking with Sylvia from the company, and researching on my own there was no doubt that undergoing either bypass or sleeve surgery was going to be the best decision for me.  Like so many people, I am a professional weight loser.  I have lost hundreds, but also gained back hundreds over the years.  Although there have been some bumps in the road, I still believe it was the best decision for me.  I continue my journey in finding what foods work best for me, the amount of sugar that is ok before I start to feel nauseous but what someone with chronic low blood sugar needs, and how to get all the water in each day that my body needs combined with living in the middle of the desert.  I have invested in lots of very small food storage containers that I can divide meals into and freeze, and I suggest this to anyone as not to waste meals and help with portion control.  This has proved so helpful and easy for meals on the go.  I know that my life has changed forever.  I still am working on portion control when I’m not eating one of my frozen meals, still working on getting to a gym, but still loving shopping in the juniors section!  I am so happy to report that as of today I have gone from 280lbs to 146lbs/size 26 to a size 8.  Thank you BeLiteWeight!        Tonia R – Phoenix, AZ

Tonia's Photos:

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gastric sleeve 1 year 12 months before and after vsg weight loss beliteweight bypass gastric bariatric

gastric sleeve 1 year 12 months before and after vsg weight loss beliteweight bypass gastric bariatric

gastric sleeve 1 year 12 months before and after vsg weight loss beliteweight bypass gastric bariatric

gastric sleeve 1 year 12 months before and after vsg weight loss beliteweight bypass gastric bariatric

gastric sleeve 1 year 12 months before and after vsg weight loss beliteweight bypass gastric bariatric

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For more weight loss stories and tips come check out our Blog! To find out if you are a candidate for the Gastric Sleeve or other weight loss procedures call BeLiteWeight now!

 

The Best Thing: Maria & Eduardo’s Sleeves


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Eduardo & Maria both had Dr. Rodriguez-Villareal and Dr. Elmo Aramburo perform Gastric Sleeve Procedures with BeLiteWeight less than a year ago and have truly hit the ground running. Here is their experience thus far in their own words! 

Here's a bit about our weight loss journey, this is the best thing both Eduardo and I could have done. So blessed and happy that we were able to do it together. We both had the gastric sleeve on November 9, 2015 by Dr. Rod and Dr. Elmo at Star Medica. Both doctors, the staff and the hospital were great! 

We are super excited to say that we are right about 9 months from having surgery and we are down a total of  222 lbs between the both of us. Eduardo is down 135 lbs and I am down 87 lbs, we are so happy with our results so far! After trying different ways to lose weight for years and nothing working, we realized this was our only option left. Again I can't express how grateful I am that we decided to do this together at a Team!!

We are very thankful for BeLiteWeight, because of them we are a lot healthier now than before. Even though we still more to go and at times our weight loss slows down we knew that sooner or later we will be where we want to be at. 

For more weight loss tips & stories come check out our Blog! To learn more about the Gastric Sleeve and other surgical weight loss options call BeLiteWeight now!  

125 Pounds In Less Than A Year: Ed’s Bypass Revision


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Just three weeks after calling BeLiteWeight for the first time Ed had a weight loss surgery that would forever change his life. Less than a year later he sent us this heart warming update for us to share. We are so proud of you Ed!

I weighed 352 on April 29, 2015. I contacted BeLite and had my surgery May 18, 2015. I chose Juarez for my surgery. We flew and were met and driven across the border to the hospital. My surgery was done that afternoon. I spent 2 nights in the hospital then back to the airport and home. Every part of my experience exceeded my expectations. The hospital, the doctors and nurses, the room, everything. Today on May 3, 2016 and I weigh 227, down 125 pounds in less than a year! The best thing I ever did. I highly recommend this to anyone considering this operation. BeLite was great for me.

For other weight loss success stories and more come check out our Blog! To learn more about how a Bypass Revision might help change your life too call BeLiteWeight now!

Nuts for Nuts: Weight Loss & Health Benefits


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When utilized properly nuts are an excellent source of high protein, nutrient dense, & low carbohydrate fuel for your body. Most nuts contain heart healthy omega-3 fats along with other specific life enhancing nutrients. However, not all nuts in the grocery store are the same!

Nut Rule #1: Minimize Carbs
The most important rule to follow when eating nuts as a weight loss tool minimize your carbohydrate intake. A lot of nut butters and trail mix come loaded with sweeteners and chocolate. Make sure to avoid these and your body will begin to rely on your body fat as energy. Don’t worry though, the healthy fat from nuts will keep you from feeling starved!

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Health Benefits from Different Nuts
    Almonds – Almonds are packed with Calcium and Vitamin E and their skins are full of flavonoids! They are also the lowest calorie nut per ounce at only 160!
    Macademia Nuts – Although high in fat, macademias contain mono-unsaturated fat which are actually essential and healthy. They are also full of fiber and other minerals, but they do go rancid quickly!
    Pecans – Great for the heart, pecans contain oleic avid (the healthy fat known from avocados) and plant sterols which are both known to prevent heart disease and lower cholesterol.
    Pistachio’s – Uniquely important for its vitamin B6, and the antioxidants Lutein and zeaxanthin, pistachios are also full of potassium and fiber which help you feel full!
    Cashews – Important for vegetarians, cashews contain important minerals like zinc and iron and are also jam packed with quality protein.
    Walnuts – Walnuts, like Pecans, are also especially healthy for their contribution to your heart because of a specific acid. Walnuts contain alpha linoleic acid, ALA, which reduces inflammation and oxidation in the arteries!

For more weight loss related health articles go to our blog! & To learn about the Gastric Sleeve and other surgical weight loss options call BeLiteWeight now!

Links to Info:

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Rachel’s Second Chance at Life: The Gastric Sleeve


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Rachel had surgery with BeLiteWeight about 8 months ago and recently sent over some very good news and nice words about Dr. Rodriguez, Dr. Elmo Aramburo, and the rest of our medical team. We are very happy for you Rachel! Keep up the good work!!

 

"This surgery has changed my life! I feel amazing! I can't thank Dr. Rodriguez and his team enough for this second chance at life. My surgery was 10/13/2015 my heighest weight was 330 my current weight Is 196.4! I'm so glad that I was introduced to BeLiteWeight.com! You have certainly saved my life! Everyone was amazing!! They made me feel right at home! Took care of me and my husband. They were always cleaning and always checking to see if I was okay! I have told everyone who is looking at having the same procedure that I did to go here. Thank you for taking care of me"- Rachel

 

For more information about the Gastric Bypass and other surgical weight loss options call BeLiteWeight today!

 

Changed Forever: Deb’s Bypass Revision Letter


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MY LIFE HAS CHANGED FOREVER!!!!

I cannot begin to tell all of you how my Gastric Bypass Revision by Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villareal & Dr. Elmo Aramburo has turned my life around.

I have been heavy all my life.  In 1984, when By-pass surgery was new on the market, I decided that I would no longer struggle with my weight.  I had my stomach stapled – Yes – that’s how they did it back then….with surgical staples.  I went from 270 to 125 in about a year.  I stayed thin for about 5 years, had 2 boys and then the weight started to come back on!  Well… eventually some of those staples came out.  My original stomach pouch became usable again and a lot of scar tissue built up.  Slowly but surely, I got up to 300lbs!!  That’s when I contacted BeLiteWeight and am I ever glad I did.  

My experience in Juarez was AMAZING.  It was the best care I have ever received in a hospital facility – MUCH better than in the U.S.  I’ve had NO complications at all.  This has been a change of lifestyle but it has been a breeze!

I had my surgery on Sept. 29, 2015.  Today is April 29, 2016.  It has been 7 months and I have lost 125lbs.  I am down to 175lbs.  I’ve gone from a size 26 to a 14.  From a 4X to a L/XL.  I have never felt better in my life I can garden and do all the things I love with ease.  

Now I know I will see my grandchildren grow up and hopefully see some great-grandchildren!  I love how I look but more importantly….I LOVE HOW I FEEL!
                                                             Thank you  – Deb K

 

 

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Deb K Gastric Bypass Revision Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery VSG

 

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Deb K Gastric Bypass Revision Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery VSG

Deb K Gastric Bypass Revision Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery VSG

Deb K Gastric Bypass Revision Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery VSG

Deb K Gastric Bypass Revision Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery VSG

For more weight loss stories and tips check out the rest of our blog! & To learn more about bariatric weight loss surgery and how it might help change your life too call BeLiteWeight now!

Hot Tamale! 13 Month Sleeve Photo Journey


weight loss before and after vsg vertical gastritrecomy sleeve bypass bariatric BeLieWeight just received a set of photos from Tamale, one of our patients from April 2015. Her progress is truly incredible! We are so happy when our patients send us little notes and photos like these:

BeLiteWeight is the best thing that ever happened to me. I started at 247 now I'm at 160 ten more pounds to go.

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weight loss before and after vsg vertical gastrectomy sleeve bariatric surgery

weight loss before and after vsg vertical gastrectomy sleeve bariatric surgery

weight loss before and after vsg vertical gastrectomy sleeve bariatric surgery

weight loss before and after vsg vertical gastrectomy sleeve bariatric surgery

weight loss before and after vsg vertical gastrectomy sleeve bariatric surgery

 

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The Next Tomb Raider: Lisa 2 1/2 Years Later!


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BeLiteWeight recently received an update from one of our patients who had surgery with Dr. Rodriguez back in 2013. Less than 3 years have gone by and she looks like she could be the next Tomb Raider!

Here is my before and after… 2 1/2 years difference. I had my surgery there in July 2013.  I weighed 201 and I'm currently 135.  Best thing I ever did for myself and my family. Now I work out 5 days a week! *

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weight loss surgery vsg before ater gym gastric sleeve

weight loss surgery vsg before ater gym gastric sleeve

weight loss surgery vsg before ater gym gastric sleeve

weight loss surgery vsg before ater gym gastric sleeve

BeLiteWeight is so proud of you Lisa! Keep up the hard work, its definitely paying off!! Your story is truly inspiring!

For more information about the Gastric Sleeve and other surgical weight loss solutions call BeLiteWeight today!

Diamond’s One Year Sleeve Anniversary!


weight loss surgery vsg vertical gastric sleeve before after 1 year BeLiteWeight's Patient Diamond checked in with us recently and sent us some photos and a few short words. They speak for themself!

"Today is my one year anniversary after surgery. Thanks to the BeLiteWeight Team! Thanks so much for the great opportunity on my Weight Loss journey. BeLiteWeight is awesome. I'm 100% happy with my results after one year. I went from 226lbs and as of today 145.8lbs."

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weight lsos surgery before and after vsg vertical gastric sleeve 1 year

weight lsos surgery before and after vsg vertical gastric sleeve 1 year

weight lsos surgery before and after vsg vertical gastric sleeve 1 year

weight lsos surgery before and after vsg vertical gastric sleeve 1 year

You look great Diamond! Amazing Job!! All of us at BeLiteWeight are proud 🙂

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Less Than A Year! Ashley’s Bypass Experience


weight loss surgery vsg vertical sleeve gastric bypass Our patient Ashley had the Gastric Bypass with Dr. Rodriguez and in less than a year she sent us this mind blowing photo! We are so proud of you!! Here are a few words from her:

"I had a great experience. Everything when as planned except my flight taking forever. But Dr Rodriguez got me in as soon as I arrived. Everything at the hospital was great. Super clean and staff was great at meeting my needs. Can't say anything bad about it. I've had no complications at all. So happy I chose BeLiteWeight 😉 "

If you are interested in the Gastric Bypass or other surgical options for weight loss call BeLiteWeight today!