Bypass > Sleeve For Type 2 Diabetes


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Our BeLiteWeight team is no stranger to the scene of surgical weight loss options. After assisting more than ten thousand customers over the past fifteen years our patients stories have given us insight in to what options are better for certain people. Even if you or a loved one is not excessively overweight but is suffering from Type 2 Diabetes than bariatric surgery may help alleviate many symptoms and put the disease in to withdrawal. This has been the case for many of our patients!

However, certain procedures are more effective than others at combating Type 2 Diabetes. The two most common bariatric procedures are the Gastric Bypass and the Vertical Sleeve, but the Bypass has been shown to be exceptionally effective for those with Diabetes. This is likely to do with the the effects of the procedure on the stomaches absorption processes.

While BeLiteWeight has been vocal about this for many years, another study published at the end of last month concluded that the Gastric Bypass was the preferred option for Diabetes care. Nevertheless, both offer unique benefits and your entire medical history and current condition have to be fully considered before choosing.

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

Got My Life Back: Grace’s RNY Bypass


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BeLiteWeight understands just how hard it can be to transform all of your daily habits into the healthy lifestyle that you desire. Sometimes you need a nudge in the right direction. It seems that was the case for Grace who has made some incredible progress this past year! Read her letter below.

“I started at 298 lbs I had tried everything to lose weight and just could not and my body and health were taking a beating so I had gastric bypass and it has been the best decision I have ever made. I am down to 164 lbs and have never felt healthier. Thank you to BeLite and my wonderful doctor I got my life back.

Way to go Grace! We hope you are enjoying all of the new opportunities!

For more information on Gastric Surgery, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Loved the Security: Deborah’s Juarez Sleeve


At the beginning of summer our BeLiteWeight team received a touching update from Gloria who had the Gastric Sleeve surgery by Dr. Rodriguez and his team in September of 2017. She still remembers the “final straw” that led her to surgery and the “wonderful” staff that helped her through the process! Read her letter below for some of her after thoughts on the entire process of medical care in Mexico.

After working out for decades and trying all sorts of meal plans, I’d never been able to achieve my weight loss goals. I’d stopped smoking 9 years prior to surgery, cut out soda for 4 years, adopted healthier recipes and had been competitively been walking 5ks for two years. My weight wasn’t increasing but neither was it decreasing. The final straw was when my previous gynecologist said “you need to quit shoving food in your face”. He didn’t care to know what I was doing nor did he take my health issues, like PCOS, into consideration. The insurance I had access to excluded bariatric coverage. So after consulting with my family doctor, he agreed that my best option was surgery. He said he could do tests to find out why I had trouble losing but surgery would be my best option, if I was comfortable with it. He agreed to follow me, if I choose to go to Mexico. I chose BeliteWeight and Dr. Villarreal-Rodriguez because I was able to find several local people from Indiana who he had also treated. The stay and the staff at the hospital were wonderful. I loved the security of being in a safe hospital setting with immediate access for emergency medical help, although I didn’t need it. I’m thankful I had made so many healthy changes prior to surgery. It made post op life easy to adjust to. It was amazing to watch the pounds melt off. My heaviest weight was 298. Preop, I was 275. By nine months after surgery, I had made my original goal of a healthy BMI for my height of 5’7” – 159. I realized that I hadn’t dreamed small enough. I made my ultimate goal of mid range healthy BMI by 12/18. I now average 140. (Picture is a size 22 to a size 4.)Instead of needing two blood pressure meds twice a day, I only need one pill once a day. This summer I’ve signed up for my regular 5ks but now have added a couple 10ks. Being able to squeeze into the back seat as a third person is fun too. The best advice I received with surgery, from a friend, was to not stop working towards your weight loss goals just because others tell you you’re getting to small. For me, most people have never seen me at a healthy weight, as the last time was 3rd grade. Some days will be hard, when you routinely hear “you’re almost (or are) to small” but don’t give up or back off. Seek out positive people, they’ll be help strengthen your resolve.

Gloria it is truly amazing how you cut more than 50 percent of your maximum body weight off! We are so proud of your accomplishments.

For more information on Gastric Sleeve and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today!

Cheesy Bacon Keto Salad



With Barbecue season under full swing it is time to bring out the big guns and cook up the cheese and bacon! Or maybe its best to stay health conscious… Well with this new recipe you won’t even have to compromise. Many flee at the thought of vegetables but when prepared well they are really one of the tastiest options. Not to mention being full of nutritious vitamins and organic compounds that fight deterioration and disease! This recipe is so simple, delicious, nutritious, and family-friendly that the BeLiteWeight team is confident if you take the time to test it out you will be well rewarded!

Only Five Ingredients

1- Fresh Greens (Broccoli / Spinach)

2 – Diced Onions

3 – Sliced Almonds

4 – Keto Ranch Dressing

5 – Smoked Hormone Free Bacon

Just 3 Steps

1 – Cook the Bacon

2 – Chop the Greens, Dice the Onions, and Slice the Almonds

3 – Throw them in a bowl and take them out to your next barbecue!

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

Recipe Adapted from:

https://thatlowcarblife.com/broccoli-salad-with-bacon/

The Perfect Place: Gloria’s Sleeve Experience in Mexico


The BeLiteWeight team recently heard back from Gloria who is a patient that had the Gastric Sleeve surgery with Dr. Rodriguez in the first week of the year. She is already down nearly 70 pounds and judging from her letter seems to be very excited about her progress. As she should be! Read on for yourself:

“Down 66 lbs so far, since my surgery on January 7 of this year. Never thought I could be down to this weight again, and am still losing it. Today is June 2, 2019. I decided to do the gastric sleeve after learning about other peoples\’ experiences. Because no matter what I did, I just could not lose weight on my own, and the pounds were piling up onto eachother, year by year. I did a lot of research. After all, this is a life changing decision, and you put your life in the hands of whom you hope they know what they are doing. I finally found the perfect place! If you aren’t sure, please consider BeLiteWeight. Their customer service from beginning to end is spot on. The hospital in Cd. Juarez, Mexico, is just like any American hospital, with the highest standards of cleanliness and comfort. You almost feel like you are at a resort!!! The medical staff, from the person with whom you register upon arrival, to the nurses and doctors, are kind, responsive, and warm professionals. The follow up is awesome. And if you are still unsure, may my \”before\” and \”after\” photos be a testimony of what you can achieve. And I do have to admit that I don\’t exercise, other than walk about a mile, 2 or 3 times a week, just to feel that I have made at least this tiny change in my life.My only regret is not doing this sooner. But it all boils down to \”Better health, feeling great, looking amazing and being happy\”. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. I am always happy to share my experience.. Thank you to all the doctors, personnel, JoAnne , and all involved in my journey to an improved, great life!!!”

Our team over at BeLiteWeight is so happy for you Gloria! Keep up the hard work and enjoy the new outfits!

For more information on Gastric Sleeve and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today!

I’M BACK!!! : Brian’s Two Year Update


One of our inspiring prior patients of ours, Brian, posted a video to youtube that BeLiteWeight is excited to share with you! He created a detailed testimonial of his experience 2 year since his Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Throughout his journey the past two years he lost close to half of his body weight! Way to go Brian! You look wonderful and it was so good to see you again. Our team loves updates from our patients and hearing the impact that weight loss surgery has had on their lives!

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

Keto-Korean Beef Short Ribs


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For our next recipe get out your steak knives! With only 2 basic steps and 8 easy ingredients this keto-friendly and high protein meal is a perfect option for health conscious individuals interested in losing weight!

Ingredients

2 lbs of Beef Chuck, Flanken-Style Short Ribs (3/8 to 1/2 inch thick)

1/2 Green Onion – Chopped

2 teaspoons Dark Sesame Oil

1/4 cup Soy Sauce

2 Minced Garlic Cloves

1/2 TSP Black Pepper

1 TBS Toasted Sesame

1/4 Cup Water

Directions

#1 – Combine onions, ginger, oil, garlic, pepper, and water in a small bowl and pour in to a plastic container with the beef. Marinate for 4-8 Hours.

#2 – Grill! For best taste cover the meat over medium-high heat for 5 minutes before turning over and continuing for another few minutes!

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

* Recipe Adapted from KETO RECIPES – Pilcook Books

** One of our patrons suggested adding Ginger and it is quite a valuable upgrade! & Be sure to always purchase organic and non-GMO ingredients!

How to Live Again: Karina’s 3 Year Update


One of our most inspirational patients sent us this heart warming email that the team at BeLiteWeight is honored to share with you! Below are pictures of her throughout her journey. You are amazing Karina!!

My heart is full of gratitude as I sit down to write this email . Next week will mark 3 years since I’ve had surgery with Dr.Rodriguez. What a roller coaster this ride has been. From learning to portion control, learning new habits, learning to love the gym , it has honestly been learning how to live again. >>>> We all these changes came self love I never knew I had . Confidence to follow my dreams and the well power to keep going. I have been able to maintain an average of 105lbs lost and have gained about 15 safely . I have had a breast reduction with a lift and I am currently recovering from a tummy Tuck with lipo of the back and flanks. I feel great . Life is great. The work is never done that’s for sure . We will forever gain and loose and fluctuate. What’s important is the healthy habits I have been able to maintain and the structure I have set for myself . I will once again tell you I’ll never forget that lunch time phone call outside my local Starbucks where you told me your story and within a month I had my surgery booked . I was ready .

2 Months!

4 Months!

10 Months!

1 Year!

18 Months!

Doesn’t she look incredible? Karina, you are such an inspiration to people who want to make a major change in their life!

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

BeLite Weight Success Stories


Obesity is a leading health concern. Many people who are considered to be morbidly obese are choosing weight loss surgery to help them take control of their weight and to begin the long process of restoring their health.

There are several types of gastric weight loss surgery a person can choose from. Depending on your level of obesity, other health conditions and time frame for their predicted weight loss, your physician can suggest specific types of surgery that will accommodate your needs.

A few of the surgeries offered by BeLiteWeight include:

  • Gastric Sleeve
  • Lap Band Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Mini Gastric Bypass
  • Duodenal Switch Procedure
  • Gastric Vertical Plication
  • Metabolic Surgery for Diabetes
  • Revision Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery offers patients an efficient way to lose a large portion of their weight in a safe and effective manner. It works especially well if you start to lose weight quickly due to a health issue.

Individuals who have lost weight using these various types of surgery have continued to make improvements in their lifestyle. Having surgery gives you an edge by helping you see results in a relatively short amount of time. As the results become more apparent, it is easier to remain motivated and on track. This also will help foster the desire to continue to make positive lifestyle changes.

Kristy’s Story: 3 Months, A World of Difference


Kristy has always been an avid horse rider. She shared the difference in her life, just three months after having Gastric Sleeve Surgery, with Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal and Dr. Elmo Aramburo.

  Kristy’s Story: 3 Months, A World of Difference (Before Photo) - See her AFTER Photo WOW! "I was 230 pounds and before my surgery it was hard for me to pull myself up onto my horse. I always looked for a pickup to help me up into the saddle. I never wanted to get off my horse unless I as done riding for the day."

Kristy had her surgery the middle of December, 2012. She wrote to us and sent her "after" photo just a few weeks ago.

  Kristy’s Story: 3 Months, A World of Difference (After Photo) - See her BEFORE photo! Wow! "This picture was taken on February 19th. I was at 180 pounds then. Now this morning (March 5th) I was at 172 pounds.

I'm now 12 pounds away from my goal weight!!!  I am able to now get right onto my horse with NO problem at all!!! I'm so happy I did this surgery… Thank you BeLiteWeight!!! My life has forever changed!!"    

 

 

A side by side photo comparison of Kristy before and after weight loss surgery. Doesn't she look great? Kristy’s Weight Loss Success Story: 3 Months, A World of Difference | BeLiteWeight We wanted to share Kristy's triumph because it is a wonderful reminder that having successful weight loss surgery isn't about the numbers on a scale or a BMI chart somewhere. For most patients it's about regaining the simple pleasures in their life and health that mean the most to them.  Congratulations Kristy! Thank you for sharing with us!