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Melting Mama Asks, Who Are You Calling a Fat-Head?

Find out what it's like to deal with a fat brain in a thin body in the latest episode of Melting Mama's Reality Bites. Host Beth Sheldon-Badore tells it straight as she tackles the subject of life after weight loss surgery, plus she'll tip viewers off to one of her favorite bariatric nutritional products, and wrap things up with a rant sure to have you leapin' to your feet!

Lifestyle Guru Laura Preston Joins WLS Channel Faculty

Former cosmetics industry executive turned motivational speaker, Laura Preston has joined the faculty of the Weight Loss Surgery Channel and will host a new fashion and lifestyle show to debut this spring. Each episode of The Big Do-Over will feature fresh advice on beauty, fashion, fitness and living well after weight loss surgery. A bariatric patient herself, Laura offers viewers a show full of practical and fun advice on how to create a new road map for themselves, and embrace life as if they had never been seriously overweight at all. Stay tuned for her on-air debut this spring!

WLS Journeys – Guest Gina Robinson

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Gina Robinson thought she had finally gotten her health on track when she lost 150 pounds after weight loss surgery. But several years after her operation, she found that she had become complacent about her earlier success, and as a result regained 60 pounds. Join Gina as she shares her story with host Yvonne McCarthy in the latest episode of WLS Journeys, and find out how this hospice nurse gave herself a check-up from the neck up to regain control of her weight and her health.

Chef Dave Fouts Joins WLS Channel Faculty

Charismatic cookbook author and WLS post-op David Fouts, known as the “world’s first bariatric chef,” has joined the faculty of the Weight Loss Surgery Channel and will host a new cooking show to debut this spring. After losing 200 pounds after bariatric surgery in 2002, Fouts began researching how to create pouch-friendly recipes that still tasted great. Now, as the newest member of the Weight Loss Surgery Channel faculty, his mission is to make mealtime enjoyable again for viewers who are learning new, healthy ways of eating post-op.

WLS News – January 23, 2009

Tune into the January 23, 2009, edition of WLS News to find out how obesity can affect ovarian cancer rates in older women, how the speed at which children eat impacts their BMI in adulthood, how a group of flight attendants is fighting back against weight discrimination, and why some Texas taxpayers may be footing the bill for low-income residents wanting weight loss surgery. Plus, find out how robots are helping America overcome its obesity epidemic!