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The BIG Book on the Lap-Band

The BIG Book on the Lap-Band

Everything You Need to Know to Lose Weight and Live Well with the Adjustable Gastric Band

by Alex Brecher
Publication Date: 13/01/2013

The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, or Lap-Band, can be the weight loss tool you need to overcome obesity but only if you use it right.

The Big Book on the Lap-Band: Everything You Need to Lose Weight and Live Well with the Adjustable Gastric Band! is your complete manual, from considering surgery until maintaining your goal weight - and everything in between.

Authoritative and reassuring throughout, the book guides beginners through weighing the pros and cons of the lap-band, choosing a surgeon, getting insurance reimbursement or paying out of pocket for surgery, recovering safely from surgery to promote better weight loss later and all about band fills. The lap-band diet is the key to weight loss, and the book contains helpful hints, food lists and menus for each stage of the lap-band journey. The book also addresses sensitive issues such as whether and how much to talk about your surgery, and when to consider cosmetic surgery after losing weight.

The Big Book on the Lap-Band has these unique features:

  • Written by a weight loss surgery advocate who lost and kept off 100-pounds with the lap-band 
  • Co-written by a nutritionist and weight loss specialist with detailed information on the lap-band diet 
  • Real-life lap-band patients sharing their stories about how they made the gastric band work for them Interactive worksheets to assess your own readiness for and progress with the lap-band 
  • Science-based, understandable explanations of all aspects of the lap-band and life with it

Don't let your weight be derailed by lack of knowledge or because of misinformation that you find online. Instead, get the comprehensive information you need from this single credible source.

Diets & dieting
Publication Date:
Wls Boards LLC
Country of origin:
United States
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Alex Brecher

Alex is just a regular guy, as he puts it. The difference between Alex and other "regular" people, or at least two-thirds of the people in the United States, is that Alex is maintaining a healthy weight. He credits the lap-band with his success, and his current focus is on helping others achieve their own weight loss goals when they are investigating or have chosen to use the lap-band or another weight loss surgical procedure as an aid. is one of Alex's major projects. He was a 255-pound man whose weight had gone up and down his entire life as he tried diet after diet. He got the lap- band procedure done and was finally able to consistently make healthy dietary choices to lose weight and keep it off. Since his 2003 surgery, Alex has felt in control of his weight, and he maintains a weight of 150 pounds.

He is so pleased with the results that he achieved with the lap-band that he dedicates himself to helping others in their lap-band journeys. Alex Brecher is a native New Yorker. Except for his weight, which was a chronic struggle, he has what he calls the perfect life. He loves spending time with his three children, two sons and a daughter, who are all in elementary school. He hits the gym every day for some running and strength training, and is looking forward to many more happy and healthy years.

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