Chef Dave Fouts

After having weight loss surgery in 2002, Chef David Fouts quickly realized bariatric patients had no good resources for cooking advice. Using the skills he learned at the Florida Culinary Institute, Chef Dave began researching foods and taking the information offered by his dietician to develop pouch-friendly recipes and meal ideas that would make mealtime enjoyable again for other WLS patients.

Laura Preston

At 6'1", Laura Preston always felt like the "big girl". She did not let her size stop her from rising high in the ranks of Manhattan's beauty and fashion industry. But when her weight eventually reached 365 pounds, she new she had to make a change. After a gastric bypass in March 2005, Laura dropped more than 165 pounds, and discovered a new way of living. Now, she brings her wit and wisdom to viewers as host of The Big Do-Over, an upbeat program featuring fresh advice on beauty, fashion, fitness and living well after weight loss surgery!