WLS Journeys – Guest Shirley Mastenbrook

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Shirley Mastenbrook's husband stuck with her through thick and thin, but when her weight reached 264 pounds, she had finally had enough. Join host Yvonne McCarthy as she talks with Shirley about the lessons she has learned since having weight loss surgery, and how she manages life post-op, from hiding excess skin to maintaining the daily disciplines needed to stay at a healthy weight for life.

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!

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.