• A GPS for Bariatric Success

  • A Holistic Guide to Transforming Your Mindset, Achieving Sustainable Weight Loss, and Maximizing Your Well-Being
  • By: S. Y. Dou
  • Narrated by: Andrea Fuller
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Weight watchers: Don’t sign up for weight-loss surgery until you’ve listened to this guide! Between eating “healthy” and spending hours sweating in the gym, getting the scale to go down even a tiny bit takes loads of effort and patience.

But imagine if you lost up to 70 percent of your excess weight—and in just one year. That’s the power of bariatric surgery. While there are some risks to the procedure, you can minimize these risks by taking the four simple steps outlined in this guide. And with the right information, you’ll be able to lose the weight you’ve been struggling to put off once and for all.

In A GPS for Bariatric Success, you will discover:

  • The most effective weight-loss strategy you should adopt, even if you decide not to get surgery
  • How doing this breathing routine every day can help improve your chances of long-term weight loss success
  • The three hormones you should know about when it comes to keeping the weight off
  • How doctors determine if you qualify for weight-loss surgery, and which type of procedure is right for you
  • The “deadly” ingredient that’s found in 68 percent of barcoded foods in America, and why you should avoid this at all costs if you want to slim down
  • Why weight-loss surgery may actually be cheaper than trying to lose weight on your own
  • Six ways to manage your stress—do this to stop your weight from creeping back up
  • Why dieting doesn’t actually work for weight loss—try this “spiritual” approach instead
  • The one habit you need to change before you even consider getting bariatric surgery
  • And much more.

A GPS for Bariatric Success provides you with a comprehensive resource packed with answers to every question you may have about bariatric surgery and weight loss...including the ones you haven’t thought of yet. Discover how to give yourself the best chance of dropping your weight permanently.

©2022 S. Y. Dou (P)2022 S. Y. Dou

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This is a fantastic book. I would recommend

Great book.. I learned so much from this book. So many takeaways that I would recommended this book!

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Motivated and informative!

Perfect read to gain perspective and get motivated! Enjoyed the lifestyle help and a solid direction to keep go.

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Great tips for bariatric success

This book will provide you with everything you would need to know about bariatric surgery if you are planning to have it or have never heard of it. Food has a profound impact on how we feel. I highly recommend listening to this if you're trying to lose weight! Worth 5 stars.

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A good book for weigh loss

This book is an eye opener to losing weight. It explains the challenges faced by those wanting to lose weight, losing a lot of weight in a short time, and using bariatric surgery popularly known as "weight loss surgery.". This book has helped me to understand what is involved in losing weight, and to be able to create a path to keeping weight off for good.

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Listen before you make any decisions!

I gifted this to my friend that has been talking about Bariatric surgery for a few months now but I have been skeptical about the idea. This audiobook has been a beacon of knowledge for both of us. There are so many things you need to consider and it has really opened our eyes. I love the chapter with The 4 steps to lasting success but the whole book is well worth a listen if you are even considering going down this root. Well written and narrated too.

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Read this first!

I live a healthy lifestyle and generally make good decisions on maintaining a healthy diet, but I was surprised to learn so many new facts and takeaways from this book, making this a more than worthwhile read for someone in my position. From eating psychology, to a in-depth look into diet and macronutrients, this book is full of education and enough knowledge to help transform your health if applied. My favourite quote “shifting your diet is better than dieting”. Highly recommended for anyone looking to lose weight and create healthier eating habits.

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All you need to know about Bariatric Weight Loss

Before listening I was unsure of what bariatric weight loss actually was, after hearing this very informative and interesting guide I have seen great progress with my weight loss. The guide is easy to follow and I certainly recommend it to those looking to lose weight...

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Excellent information for bariatric success

This book is well written and well narrated. it's all you need to know in one book about Bariatric and weight loss success in the long term. I like that the author explains things very well and also guides about the transformation mindset for a success weight loss. Highly recommended!

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I love the thought of holistic weight loss!

I always believe in a holistic way in anything. Unless it is a risk to your health, then you need surgery. But why wait too long to do it until it is too late. Sometimes, people regain weight after surgery also. So it is not always the best solution. However, I like this book because it gives so many resources and information that you can learn and find ways to lose weight naturally instead of surgery.

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Life-changing!

If you are planning to have bariatric surgery or have never heard about it before, this book will provide you with everything you would very want to need to know. I love how it gives you the science and benefits but also discusses your mindset and how to manage the stress involved. This book will genuinely answer all the questions you have and more. The narrator also has a great voice and excellent pacing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-29-22

Excellent Book!!!!

This book is fantastic!
Everything makes so much sense and it’s been so useful both in my understanding and giving me practical advise and sustainable tips to help on my weight loss journey. I feel so much more empowered and optimistic after reading this and am excited for the future!
Thank you so much xxx

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  • Erika Watson
  • 06-28-22

Informative

This book is an eye opener. I recommend it for anyone considering Bariatric surgery or not. It explains the importance of reading labels to see what exactly you are putting in your mouth that can be sabotaging your weight loss journey and importance of vitamins that one should be taking. It explains the difference of the sugars that are available in the market today. Overall we have to have an open mind and surround ourselves with people who can support us in our commitment to achieve and maintain this new lifestyle. I highly recommend this book. The author explains the types of surgeries and their possible complications associated with each, the pros and cons and what to look for. The author didn’t leave no page unturned when writing this book. Glad I had the opportunity to read it and now have this knowledge that I will put to good use.

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  • Jacob King
  • 06-13-22

An Amazing book for before or AFTER surgery!

I have struggled with my weight for my entire life. About 7 years ago I had Gastric Sleeve Surgery and my life changed nearly overnight! I went from 320 pounds to 150 in what seemed like the blink of an eye. I knew that surgery wasn’t a cure, and I have seen firsthand friends and family who lost a lot of weight after surgery only to gain it all back and more within a couple of years. I was determined to make sure that did NOT happen to me! I had done quite well for the first several years, I was able to maintain myself between 160 to 170 pounds without too much effort, but then… 2020. Need I say more? Less activity, stress, and an overall lack of “give-a-darn” lead to my straying from the path I have so carefully traveled. I found myself tipping the scales at more than 200 pounds for the first time in many years. I finally came to my senses and decided I HAD to do something. Continuing to gain weight was NOT an option. I found this book almost by accident, and something about it called to me. I am SO glad I found it! I can tell that this book has changed my life almost as much as the original surgery did! I am now in the right frame of mind and with the tips in this book I have brought myself back to the happy side of 200 and I am well on my way to finding my goal once again! I would recommend this book to anyone who is thinking of surgery, but also to those like me who have had the surgery and need help keeping a healthy lifestyle.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-04-22

Candid and Informative!

The audiobook is clear, making is easy to follow. It is informative and will help guide anyone seeking to have a healthy life as it provides tips and practical relatable approach to adopt. The one habit that needs to change was most helpful as most weight loss programmes do work only for a while with me and I had return back to my old size but a determination to remain healthy is most essential.



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  • Silva S.
  • 05-07-22

Useful information

This is an educational audiobook teaching you about your hormones, psychology of eating, healthy behaviours, and other factors influencing your weight. This audiobook will help you get on the right track to having better health and weight loss.

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  • JP
  • 05-06-22

Perfect approachable resource

Just what I was looking for.
Covered everything I wondered about but was too afraid to ask.
Included pre- and post-surgery tips, and I feel ready to make a decision now.
Very well researched, I would recommend this for anyone considering a bariatric procedure

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  • Veronica Lungson
  • 05-03-22

Life-changing!

If you are planning to have bariatric surgery or have never heard about it before, this book will provide you with everything you would very want to need to know. I love how it gives you the science and benefits but also discusses your mindset and how to manage the stress involved. This book will genuinely answer all the questions you have and more. The narrator also has a great voice and excellent pacing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-30-22

Very Informative!

One of the best book about lifestyle and all. Author made a good content and very detailed book. This is perfect for people who is into changing or improving their lifestyle especially in health and being to lose weight. The guidelines that the author gave was wonderful. A highly recommend book

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