I found a new product and I want ya'lls input please.

HisTxLady
By HisTxLady Latest Reply 2011-02-22 19:11:34 -0600
Started 2011-02-18 05:04:47 -0600

I have found a site, http://www.mini-gastric-bypass.me/Mini.aspx . They are calling it a mini-bypass with no surgery. It is a powder you mix with water and wait a few mins then you eat it like Jello I guess or maybe a yogurt it thickens to a solid. They say it is just a lot of fiber. It only cost $480.00 for a 2 month supply compared to they say the surgery is $8,000. If you have problems I would say you stop using it and after a bit all would go back to normal. They also say it is suppose to help with blood sugars and keeping them at an even keel, that part sounds great to me lol. I told my hubby and sis-n-law about it and they said "ya right thats just what you need to do, add some cement to the pile to make you really sick." so I just sloughed it off and went on. But I read a post here saying there is no going back after surgery and it made me think of this.

Ok what do yall think good, bad, stupid lol?

Thank yall for your time to read this
God Bless :o)
Lori


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HisTxLady
HisTxLady 2011-02-21 05:25:14 -0600 Report

Thank yall all so much!! I will pass on this one I think. Thanks to my friends and family here at DC. I guess I was looking blindly. I just am looking for something to help with my weight loss. It has got to happen one way or another and my Doctor suggested surgery. But I am just to leery of it. I think mainly because my Aunt Doris died having hers. I know that was a long time ago and things have changed in medicine but I also have to look at my Mom that made it threw her surgery and lost weight only to regain it again. That seems like a lot of money and pain and time to spend for a temporary fix.

Thanks Ya'll
God Bless, :o)
Lori

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-02-22 19:11:34 -0600 Report

We ALL would like to find something that is effective against our DM. As I have said before, "you can't unbreak an egg" and once you have the surgery you can't undo that either.

Blesings to you and yours

James

MichaelMitc
MichaelMitc 2011-02-19 11:02:43 -0600 Report

I would be extremely wary of a product like this one. From what I could tell it is not FDA approved. I would not use a product like this with out talking with your physician first. And the price?? Well that sounds way to expensive in the long term treatment compared to what the surgery would cost you.

Please talk to your physician about this product before putting it in your body.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2011-02-18 14:21:04 -0600 Report

I wouldn't touch that even if you paid me a million dollars. It also uses very shady marketing like the FDA approved facility and American Heart Association logos. It makes it appear that it is approved or endorsed by those entities when in reality it is not, it's not even FDA regulated or approved. It also doesn't actually tell you how much it costs.

Some gems from their terms and conditions.

"A customer who will receive, or thought to have received, a personal medical answer or reference, shall ignore it or view it as nothing more than a “sales” answer provided by a sales representative."

"The pictures presented on the Website are for illustration purposes only (as in newspapers for example) and their primary goal is the illustration of the weight loss potential. As such, these are additional psychological components to assist the Customer in achieving their weight loss goals"

"Despite the Diet being a physical aid (which is intended to decrease stomach volume), the Customer hereby commits to avoid consuming calorie-rich foods with the remainder of the stomach volume, so as to avoid expanding the stomach via additional forced consumption."

"The Customer understands that this is one of the most potent diets in the world, which requires drinking larger than normal quantities of liquids, otherwise dehydration may occur, which may also lead to headaches. In extreme cases, additional complications may develop. As such, the Customer must make sure to drink large quantities of liquids (3 glasses of water immediately after each dose of the Diet, 6-8 additional glasses of water throughout the day for each dose of the Diet). "

realsis77
realsis77 2011-02-18 13:58:19 -0600 Report

Hi. Id be very careful of something like that! It sounds like it actually blocks your stomache! You probably would be constapaited too! Sounds scarey. Who knows what it actually does to your system? And the cost? Whew that's pricey if it doesn't work well that's soo much money to put out! I'm wondering actually what the heck it is that makes the full feeling? Id be extremely careful. Too bad they don't have a free sample you can try to see if its awful! Or it hurts your stomache or other things? Just be safe. Id say it sounds too good to be true . Also it sounds terriable for your body! Id pass on this product.

Pynetree
Pynetree 2011-02-18 11:41:41 -0600 Report

I agree with Harlen and Gabby. I think this is a product for "folks with more money, than brains" as my Dad used to say. Why not try the other, cheaper sources of fiber and see how that works for you.

Harlen
Harlen 2011-02-18 07:01:56 -0600 Report

I use fiber every day and it dont cost me over 10 bucks a month dose the same thing and yes it helps me cut back on how hungery I am at meal time.
Just gose to show that you dont need a to spend a lot for a old (new) thing lol
BEFORE STARTING ANY NEW MEDTALK TO YOUR DOCTER
It may save you 480.00 lol
Best wishes all
Harlen

Sonya Slim
Sonya Slim 2011-02-18 05:55:16 -0600 Report

Fiber is fantastic. I get LiFiber and drink a scoop every morning with my Lean Complete and Bios Life Slim.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-02-18 05:38:47 -0600 Report

The concept is right on, but I'm afraid you would have to do it all the time and that would cost way more than your surgery in the long run. There is also a product called the Full Bar that operates in a similar fashion. It is a fiber bar that you eat 30 min before a meal and drink water with it. It effectively fills you up before you eat. I have not tried them, but like anything, it is using discipline to help you control how much you eat. If you are still eating the wrong foods after you take this, you are not going to see success. If you are eating healthy and smaller portions, then that is what helps.

I am not sure though, that it will train you to eat less, because you are still keeping your stomach "stretched" out because you fill it with fiber first.