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The Pocket Gastric Band Guide answers the most common questions asked by 'bandsters' - people with an adjustable gastric band. How do I know whether I need an adjustment? How can I reduce regurgitation and pain? What if I am not losing weight? What to do when foods get stuck? And much more. Practical smart advice solves these and many other everyday challenges that the gastric band tosses your way. This guide helps you deal with them. Written by a dietitian who has helped thousands of people who have had gastric banding achieve great results since the band arrived in Australia in 1996. This pocket guide is a special selection of advice and information shared between thousands of 'bandsters' and dietitians at the Wesley Nutrition Centre. Tips and quotes from fellow 'bandsters' are merged with practical smart advice that addresses everyday issues such as: -what to do when foods get stuck -impulse eating -knowing when to have an adjustment -what to do when weight loss stalls -belching, burping and tummy rumbles -guarding against sabotage -breakfast solutions -smart choices when eating out -soliciting and accepting compliments -nutritional concerns It was first published as a hard copy in 2006 and has been updated many time. This digital version is the very latest edition. The feedback and comments from both experienced and novice 'bandster' clients as well as their surgeons, dietitians and psychologists has been positive. "It's like you've been watching me and been writing about me! It mirrors and helps explain what I feel sometimes" "...insightful. Are you sure you don't have a band as well?"" "confronting in parts, reality can be tough" "...the quotes make me realise I am not alone. To see other people have the same thoughts and problems is reassuring." "Every now and then I read this again because it makes it easier for me to understand my band" The author is Trudy Williams. She is an award-winning dietitian and nutritionist. Trudy has presented at national and international bariatric surgery and dietetic conferences and workshops about diet and nutrition for gastric banding. She is a regular media commentator on nutrition issues.

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