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Michele - Florida - Gastric Bypass

"I watched intently on my computer as Carnie Wilson was wheeled into the operating room. At over 300 pounds, she had made the choice to undergo a gastric bypass to improve her health. "If she can do this", I said to myself, "so can I...". That was when I made the final decision to have weight loss surgery" - Read More

Sharon - Arizona - Gastric Band

"At the age of 40 I found myself at my highest weight of 300. I was feeling awful, looking awful, and over the last year, my doctor said that my health was suffering. I had high blood pressure, high triglyceride levels, and my blood sugar levels kept climbing. Stress made me eat." - Read More

Analisa - Texas - Gastric Sleeve

"When I made the decision to have my surgery I was a whopping 398 pounds! I am just hitting my 8th month post op and I have lost 124 pounds. There were days where I felt like I was going to die and I could not walk a block without crying." - Read More

Laura - Wisconsin - Gastric Bypass

"I had my surgery on May 14th, 2012. When I left the hospital I was 413 pounds. 3 months later I have lost 90 pounds. I am amazed everyday when I find I am able to do something I coundn't before." - Read More

Jo-Ann - Canada - Gastric Sleeve

"My highest weight was 333 lbs, I am now a little over 6 months post op and have lost a total of 101 lbs. I could have never done this without the surgery and do not regret it at all!" - Read More

Tami - Georgia - Gastric Bypass

"My highest weight was 340 when I had gastric bypass in 2004. I lost 140 pounds - and Unjury was the only protein powder I could tolerate. Here I am 8 yrs later - I have had struggles, and have even had lapband over the gastric, but all is good again, back on the Unjury full time." - Read More

Donna - Arizona - Gastric Bypass

"My life changing surgery was done on June 7th, 2005, five days after my 50th birthday! I had gastric bypass done in Scottsdale, Arizona. It took about 18 months to get to my goal weight . I have been very fortunate to keep it off all these years. But I will say that Unjury has been the most important part of my journey. " - Read More

Laura - Georgia - Gastric Band

"I weighed 260 pounds at the start of the surgery process. They had me start a liquid protein diet, and I used the Unjury Shakes, with just the shakes I lost 30 pounds. They taste so good and I loved them. I then had my surgery, the gastric lapband, and I lost to 195" - Read More

Virgil - Texas - Gastric Sleeve

"I had surgery Sept 2011 and now I am off all medications and don't use my CPap anymore! I have lost 85 lbs and gone from a size 42 to a 32. I have maintained my current weight now for 6 months. I feel great, have more energy, exercise regularly and I can put my socks on without holding my breath!" - Read More

Debbie - New Jersey - Gastric Sleeve

"I was on diabetic medication 1shot in the am 3 pills a day and my sugar level Was not getting better. After having the sleeve I no longer take any diabetic Medicine what a relief I also discovered the unjury is the best protein source I can get Love Love It!!" - Read More

June - Virginia - Gastric Sleeve

"Waiting to be approved by insurance to get the gastric sleeve. Hope to be approved sometime in August." - Read More

Scott - Montana - Gastric Band

"Surgery went well with no complications and the last 9 months have been a learning experience. I currently weigh 325 lbs. and have consistently lost about 2-3 lbs per week since surgery. I credit a lot of my success to the Unjury products." - Read More

Christy - Tennessee - Gastric Bypass

"I had gastric bypass surgery in October of 2009 I was in a size 24 and weighed 282 lbs I now am in a size 12 weighing 165 Its not easy keeping the weight off There is no miracle to it It takes hard work protein protein protein little carbs and exercise I love unjury i have tried them all and I am here to tell u it is the best" - Read More

Jamie - Maryland - Gastric Bypass

"I had the surgery in April 2009 and by the end of 2009 I had lost 100# and 12 sizes! I credit my team with preparing me very well by ensuring I could make the necessary lifestyle changes before committing me to a surgical option. I am now 145# lighter than I was before I started the whole process and I have never felt better in my whole life." - Read More

Patricia - Louisiana - Gastric Sleeve

"After many years of roller coaster dieting without much success & mounting health issues, I had gastic sleeve in 2008. I have lost nearly 200 lbs & feel wonderful!" - Read More

Pennie - Florida - Gastric Bypass

"Gastric Bypass not only helped me to send the diabetes into remission, reduce my blood pressure, get the chest pain thing under control, and lose the weight, it helped me to extend my life to be able to raise my son, be there for my family and hopefully someday, play with and chase my grandchildren around!!!!" - Read More

Beth - Alabama - Gastric Bypass

"yo-yo ... the story of my life. I have always been heavy, but a "chest pain" weekend in the hospital in April of 2010 really scared me. By June I was seeing a Gastric bypass Surgeon and getting all the prelims out of the way. From 242 the morning of surgery on Jan 12, 2011, to 118 now. Woohoo!! No more cholesterol or BP meds" - Read More

Mary - Missouri - Gastric Bypass

"I was tired of being over weight, having health problems and was getting bigger and bigger. I made the decision that I Had to do something, so I contacted a local hospital and had bypass surgery and they recommended trying Unjury saying it was the best tasting. I tried it and have now been using it for 11 months." - Read More

Julie - Massachusetts - Gastric Band

"Hi all !! I got my lapband on October 7 th 2007. I weighed 340lbs. It was not easy to adjust but I had such a strong fear of throwing up I stuck to the post op diet and lost 33 lbs in the first 6 weeks!!!" - Read More

Phyllis - Arkansas - Gastric Sleeve

"April 2011, The beginning of life for me. I was on 20 different medications for Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, restless legs, depression, acid reflux, IBS, Migraines, sleep apnea, and many other things. My BMI was over 40. Now I am on 3 medications!! I have dropped 102lbs and feel like I am 20 again." - Read More

Rocco - New Jersey - Considering/Planning Surgery

"I am scheduled for lap band surgery on 8/24/2012. I was scheduled 2 years ago, but had sepsis and was put into a medication induced coma prior to surgery. Since the coma, I have been hospitalized as often as every 4-6 weeks for water retention due to CHF. I am diabetic, have sleep apnea, and a pacemaker. I have been told that losing weight will relieve me of my illnesses." - Read More

Adrianne - Maryland - Gastric Bypass

"I had WLS in October of 2010 and was terrified of gaining the weight back. I was the person that was just positive that it would be like everything else that I had tried and it would fail. My sister found Unjury protein powder for me to help in both the recovery and the initial weight-loss periods. It was wonderful." - Read More

Melissa - Indiana - Gastric Band

"Well, I am not banded yet, Aug. 23 is the big day, but I've been using the Unjury protein for several weeks now in preparation and I LOVE it. Wanted to find a protein powder ahead of time so after the surgery I wouldn't be stuck with something nasty that I couldn't stand. Glad I thought ahead." - Read More

Laura - Massachusetts - Gastric Band

"On April 23 2012 my life changed for the better. I was 256 lbs when i walked in to Beth Isral Deccness medical center to have my lap band done. My story starts before this on June 13 2011 I went to my Dr for my year check up there i sat with high blood pressure, anemia, high cholesterol, one point away from being diabetic all because of my weight. My Dr who has been my dr for over 15 years Said Laura It time to do something something has to change Have you thought about weight loss surgery." - Read More

Carla - Florida - Gastric Bypass

"I've always had a weight problem...since I was a child. I don't remember a time when I was not overweight ...except after WLS. I had gastric bypass in September 2008 and I've not looked back!" - Read More

Theresa - North Carolina - Considering/Planning Surgery

"My Sister was having Surgery so I did the three week before surgery diet with unjury.I lost 17 pounds and felt great!" - Read More

Nancy - Maryland - Gastric Band

" I have restructured my entire life and I don't regret a thing. My back is better. My blood pressure is better. I have two friends who are going through the process right now. One just had lap band surgery, one will have surgery in a couple months. I enjoy being a role model. I will never go back." - Read More

Shannon - South Carolina - Gastric Bypass Patient

" Through Blood, Sweat and Tears, I had RNY in Sept 2005 and it has been THEE BEST decision I've ever made!!!!! 115 pounds later, I've kept my weight off, changed my life forever and have a BEAUTIFUL baby girl to cherish. I am honestly the happiest and HEALTHIEST I've ever been." - Read More

Brenda - Louisiana - Gastric Bypass

"On July 25th, at 306lbs, I had the gastric bypass. I started walking that night in the hospital and I have not stopped since. After two weeks, at my follow-up appointment, I had lost 24lbs." - Read More

Lin - New York - Gastric Bypass

"In 2009 I had lap-band surgery. It was at this time I found out about Unjury, and of course tried it since every other product tasted like chalk! I had to tell the surgeon about Unjury -- he had never heard of it, and neither did his nutritionist. I would buy packages of it, and give it out to the people at the support groups, and give it to the nutritionist too!! " - Read More

Mary - Rhode Island - Gastric Bypass Patient

"Before the surgery I was a Diabetic type 2 on insulin and pills. Plus on about 26 different medications. Now, since the surgery I am on only 7. I have so much energy now that I didn't have before and I walk two to three times a day." - Read More

Mary - Indiana - Gastric Bypass Patient

"In September of 2009, I was 270 pounds. I have lost 100 pounds and currently weigh 170. I was in a size 22/24 and now in a size 14-16. I am off all my high blood pressure meds as well as high cholesterol medication. It was so worth it, and not just because of losing the weight but my health overall." - Read More

Karen - Iowa - Gastric Bypass Patient

"I had high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, knee problems, severe sleep apnea, pcod. Everytime I went to the dr, they put me on more meds. I knew that I needed to get my health under control, so I had gastric bypass in July 2008." - Read More

Barb - Wisconsin - Gastric Bypass Patient

"April 21, 2008 was the first day of beginning my new life that I had chosen. Morbid obesity had way too many years of my life already and it wasn't going to have anymore! I had tried every program with much success only gain and have the title of "FAILURE" ." - Read More

Laura - Massachusetts - Gastric Band Patient

"At 254 pounds High blood presser one point away from being a type 2 diabetic , high cholesterol of 321 and Sleep apena athmas and on 4 different meds to control acid reflux. April 24, 2012 was the day I took me back." - Read More

Russ - Ohio - Gastric Bypass Patient

"I had my gastric bypass on August 8, 2011. I had been on an insulin pump for five years and took meds for hypertension, high cholesterol and high triglycerides. I require no meds for these comorbidities at all." - Read More

Connie - Oklahoma - Gastric Bypass Patient

"I was a chubby little girl and thankfully, lost weight the summer before going into Jr. High and remained thin until I had my first baby at 21. I gained weight slowly until I was pregnant wtih my 2nd baby." - Read More

Pat - Kentucky - Gastric Band Patient

"I have had weight issues since childhood. Previous to having lap band surgery I had been successful with losing weight with a variety of methods, only to always gain it back, along with more pounds." - Read More

Judy - Alabama - Gastric Bypass Patient

"Sleep apnea, bad knees, high blood pressure, diabetes and nothing was getting better. After surgery, not skinny but healthy. " - Read More