Procedure of choice Gastric band
Starting weight 16st 4lb
Current weight 11st 4lb
Total weight loss 5st 0lb*
Trigger for weight loss Fed up of yo-yo dieting
Kirstie was a classic yo-yo dieter. Over the years she’d tried all sorts of weight loss methods, from prescribed metabolism stimulants to many of the fad diet methods and big name diets, some of which she found extremely expensive. She did lose weight with one of these but once she stopped the routine, she piled it back on again.
In 2009 Kirstie saw an advert for Healthier Weight and immediately made an appointment. A couple of days later she was on her way to London for a consultation with Dr Ashton and was “so impressed with his advice and approach” that she booked to have a gastric band.
Now she has lost five stones* Kirstie can indulge her passion for fashion. Kirstie has always worn shorter styles as her legs are her “best asset” but two months ago her Mum bought her new clothes and she’s now able to experiment with labels and styles that just weren’t suitable before. She can now buy clothes from ‘skinny shops’, such as Topshop, New Look and River Island.
Another dramatic change since surgery is that Kirstie’s taste buds have changed. She thinks this may be because she now has to slow down when eating and chew more, meaning that she tastes the food properly. She keeps a food diary to monitor what she’s eating. She also drinks lots of milkshakes, and actually prefers milkshake bars to traditional bars or pubs!