You can follow two of Britain’s most sought after Bariatric experts, Mr Shaw Somers and Mr Chris Pring and their patients, on their remarkable journeys as they undergo surgery, cope with the after effects, and try to re-build their lives, whilst battling their food demons.
Each episode explores what life is like for overweight people who are about to undergo a procedure, or have already had an operation and are now living with the limitations and consequences of bad diets and over-eating.
The series will be both touching and educational. Episode 1 shows Guy Poingdestre and Irene Footer. Guy has lost an incredible 19 stone since he had a gastric bypass in 2007. His life hit rick bottom – when due to sleep apnoea, he lost his job as a bus driver, which made his eating habits even worse. Four years later he is still losing weight and has now found new love!
Meanwhile, Irene’s been a weight watcher for the last 30 years – she’s tried everything. With a BMI of 47, Irene is desperate to lose weight. Irene shows her freezer, it’s stocked high with small pots of her post-op diet liquidised food she has cooked from her cousin Carol’s bariatric cookery book. YES, YOU GUESSED, MY ‘RETURN TO SLENDER’ COOKBOOK! As a lifelong food obessive, how will she cope with her tiny stomach?
I hope you will all join Guy, Irene and myself on the sofa tonight Tuesday 10th January 9pm on the Really Channel to watch this new series.
Fat Surgeons is new and exclusive to Really, Tuesdays at 9pm from 10th January (Sky 248, Virgin 267, Freeview 20)