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    Smile Kevin Caruso

    Does anyone know if he has a website and if anyone on here goes to him , what info you can give.
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    I went and it is just an endless money pit.You get results then as soon as you stray a bit you become more obese than you were before you started with him.
    When I make up a lie and can not back out of it, I will just say I am leaving town for a funeral and that should cover up the lie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hommer View Post
    Does anyone know if he has a website and if anyone on here goes to him , what info you can give.
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    Mu aunt went to him lost 120 pounds and has still kept the weight off and is not on a diet anymore. So its not true that if you stray you will get even fatter. Shes kept if off for about a year and a half, and shes looks good. It is a lot of money, and is really a last resort. Try good life gym and a diet? We just joined and it is 40 a month per person and no sign up fee. They have a special going on right now. As long as you keep active and eat right you should not have a issue, But for some people it is hard to loose weight. No matter what they do and that s when you need to seek professional help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Monkey View Post
    I went and it is just an endless money pit.You get results then as soon as you stray a bit you become more obese than you were before you started with him.
    I know three people who went to him, lost 25 to 30 lbs each and all three as soon as they stopped the VERY rigid diet and started eating like a normal person, put it all back on and MORE.
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    well if you don't exercise and eat right of course your going to gain weight, whether or not you were with Dr Caruso or not. Its just common sense. I do know that she kept off the 120 pounds she lost through him and she walks and eats right everyday. She eats healthy and she does a hour walk per day. Guess some people can keep it off and some cant.

    I myself would not pay a doctor to help loose weight. I believe people can do it on their own if they try hard enough.

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    My Mom went to him, she lost over 150 pounds with his help, as well as following her diet and joing up with an exercise club. She joined Achive Fitness and loved it. She looked and felt great, and she had my Dad's 100% support to help her keep it off. After my Dad passed away over 2 years ago she found it hard once she lost her main support.She stopped going to him. She gained some back, not all of it. And she's finding it really hard now to try and lose it on her own.

    Yes he's costly, but if you can stick with it it can work for you if you are willing to completely change your eating habits and getting regular daily exercise if you don't already.

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    Two of my friends who went eat very sensibly and walk daily, one gained back most of what she lost, the other gained it all back. I think the problem with his diet is that it is TOO restrictive. Its not a lifestyle its a diet, and diets dont' work. Changing your lifestyle is the only way to loose weight and keep it off.
    Of course the older you are the more difficult it is to take weight off and keep it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hundred_dolla_villian View Post
    Mu aunt went to him lost 120 pounds and has still kept the weight off and is not on a diet anymore. So its not true that if you stray you will get even fatter. Shes kept if off for about a year and a half, and shes looks good. It is a lot of money, and is really a last resort. Try good life gym and a diet? We just joined and it is 40 a month per person and no sign up fee. They have a special going on right now. As long as you keep active and eat right you should not have a issue, But for some people it is hard to loose weight. No matter what they do and that s when you need to seek professional help.
    Are you speaking from personal experience here because I am. If you don't know what you are talking about as in you went through it yourself then don't respond. The 1st post said anyone on here go not someone you know who knows someone who knows someone else. I speak from personal experience when I posted my response so don't be calling me a liar!
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    Thanks everyone for your replys,good to hear the good and the bad lol

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    yes im speaking from personal experience. I communicate with my aunt about 2 times a day..lol.. and she kept the weight off. I do know what im talking about. When i said not EVERYONE who goes to him gains back all the weight plus more i meant it. Sorry if that makes you think it makes you look like a liar. I never called you a liar, i just said that not everyone gains all the weight back plus more. Sorry if you did and it did not work for you, some it works for some it does not. Everyone is different. And i can reply to any post i darn well please. You can t tell me what I can and can not reply to. Its a public board and like you day all the time, I have every right to comment. You get so defensive when someone proves you wrong and you get all upset, but its ok for you to do it to everyone all the time. im not here to argue with you or try to nit pick all your comments. I have better things to do. Also the 1st post said ANY info you can give. So i gave the info i had Sorry if that offends you.

    So anyways Hommer, this is a decision you have to make and some it will work for and obviously some it will not. Good luck to you either way. It is hard to loose weight thats for sure. But if you stick to a plan and keep exercising and easting right you can do it

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    Hommer...if you do go to him just be careful if and when you stop, that seems to be when most people have the difficulty keeping the weight off. Have a good support system in place helps too, from what my Mom told me she was shopping more often to get fresh produce and stuff for her diet.

    Found some links you might check out too.

    http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-rating....-Marie/Caruso

    http://www.sault-canada.com/ecssm/in...=0,2,33,65,142

    He has a group on Facebook as well but it must be relatively new as there isn't really anything added to it yet.
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    Of course you will lose weight with the CARUSO PLAN.....he gives you a pittance to eat and you better love greens. I tried it and got so sick of the food i stopped donating money. I now create my own meal plans and enjoy my food and loose albeit very slowlt...but...I get to keep my money.

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    He isn't a miracle worker that with the wave of a wand your thin and stay thin.
    It's a life style change.
    Once you quit going to him you still have to eat healthy and exercise otherwise your guaranteed to gain the weight.
    Most people though, who have food addicitions still diet to lose the weight but once off over eat the bad stuff to compensate for time on the diet leading to a rapid increase of the weight.
    A life change is for life and something you need to work at daily otherwise you won't have lasting results.
    Dr Caruso is good as he helps you start in the right direction and feel great about your self. It is expensive but worth it .
    Fromhis strict plan you can branch out to add what works for you but helping you weight and calculate healthy portions of it.

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    What kind of diet does it include? Is it just calorie counting or is it complete refusal to eat things like carbs?

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    I find Dr caruso's diet is extreme and people who think that gastric bypass is extreme I think the caruso diet is even more extreme this is why.

    With gastric bypass your stomach is smaller, you feel full even though you have eaten very little, with the physical change of how your food is processed you feel satiated and full faster and the chemical recepters to your brain are triggered easier. it also provides a built in behavior modification system where by you eat something you shouldn't and you are going to be very very ill, if you over eat you will be very very ill so much to the point that you simply won't want the food. So because chemicals being released to your brain says you are full, you are physically full much faster it is easier to be on a very small calorie intake and still be satiated, 90% of gastric bypass patients keep 80% of their excess weight off for 5 or more years. This is what is considered successful. As for Caruso's diet it is an unrealistic diet that does not offer behaviour modification you do it on your own and it is not easy going from per say a 2500 cal diet to a 500 cal diet and feel full or satiated. I know my mom was on the diet and couldn't eat many of the fruits, or veggies that she is used to eating, couldn't hardly eat bread and only a limited amount of milk. She got ill and had to come off the diet, I know several people who either got ill while on the diet or when they came off the diet they gained the weight plus more back. Not saying that these people binged or ate completely abnormal but when you go from a 500 cal diet to even a 1500 cal diet which can be considered normal it is expected that you would gain. Besides our bodies fight to be where they are used to being so if your body has been at say a 300 lb weight it will try to get there which is why large people have a harder time losing say the 25 pounds that a smaller person has an easier time losing.

    We all have to remember that everyone's body and metabolism is different and despite how you lose weight losing weight is hard, and if you have lost even one pound than pat yourself on the back. Anyone who makes the comments "I believe people can do it on their own if they try hard enough" have not truly struggled with weight and don't fully understand how the body works. Anyone who has lost weight has done it on their OWN it doesn't matter what extent they took or what road they went down they still had to travel down that road. And if they have not lost weight or have struggled to keep it off it doesn't mean that they have not tried hard or hard enough it just means they have not gotten to their destination yet.
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    There is no way on earth that this diet is extreme in no way, shape or form. If you want to talk about an extreme diet let's talk about the Atkin's diet. The diet consists of some carbs and you can have a limited amount of protein,which is sufficient and fruit and vegetables.. The maintenance diet does not necessarily allow you to gain weight because you have to remember that the increased amount of calories (which are not recorded) are dispersed among certain foods. Its not as if I decide to have a thousand extra calories which would consist of fries and a burger every day, then I can understand the weight gain. The diet may not be for everyone but its not a far stretch from the diet listed in the Canada Food Guide. He gives you the tools to succeed and if you choose to stray from his plan then so be it the consequences will be obvious.

    Edited to add that of course the diet may seem extreme to those that are used to eating thousands of calories a day before going on a diet....
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    Any diet or lifestyle change for weight loss is good as long as you stick to it and it's healthy for you. It is if/when you fall off the wagon that makes the weight go back on. No one can blame the diet or dietician. No one is shoving those extra calories down your throat lol.

    I have said to friends that science probably has a "miracle" pill that we could take and not gain weight, but the pharmacies, scientists, weight loss clinics, fat farms, weight loss gimmics, etc ALL make BILLIONS of dollars each year off us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagicFingers View Post
    I find Dr caruso's diet is extreme and people who think that gastric bypass is extreme I think the caruso diet is even more extreme this is why.

    With gastric bypass your stomach is smaller, you feel full even though you have eaten very little, with the physical change of how your food is processed you feel satiated and full faster and the chemical recepters to your brain are triggered easier. it also provides a built in behavior modification system where by you eat something you shouldn't and you are going to be very very ill, if you over eat you will be very very ill so much to the point that you simply won't want the food. So because chemicals being released to your brain says you are full, you are physically full much faster it is easier to be on a very small calorie intake and still be satiated, 90% of gastric bypass patients keep 80% of their excess weight off for 5 or more years. This is what is considered successful. As for Caruso's diet it is an unrealistic diet that does not offer behaviour modification you do it on your own and it is not easy going from per say a 2500 cal diet to a 500 cal diet and feel full or satiated. I know my mom was on the diet and couldn't eat many of the fruits, or veggies that she is used to eating, couldn't hardly eat bread and only a limited amount of milk. She got ill and had to come off the diet, I know several people who either got ill while on the diet or when they came off the diet they gained the weight plus more back. Not saying that these people binged or ate completely abnormal but when you go from a 500 cal diet to even a 1500 cal diet which can be considered normal it is expected that you would gain. Besides our bodies fight to be where they are used to being so if your body has been at say a 300 lb weight it will try to get there which is why large people have a harder time losing say the 25 pounds that a smaller person has an easier time losing.

    We all have to remember that everyone's body and metabolism is different and despite how you lose weight losing weight is hard, and if you have lost even one pound than pat yourself on the back. Anyone who makes the comments "I believe people can do it on their own if they try hard enough" have not truly struggled with weight and don't fully understand how the body works. Anyone who has lost weight has done it on their OWN it doesn't matter what extent they took or what road they went down they still had to travel down that road. And if they have not lost weight or have struggled to keep it off it doesn't mean that they have not tried hard or hard enough it just means they have not gotten to their destination yet.
    gastric bypass is a surgery...Dr Caruso's plan is non invasive
    I know of 2 people personally that had that surgery and were so sick after and weak and within 2 years started to gain weight until they went back on their plan of diet and exercise given to them by the dietician before surgery, nothing in life is guarantee'd unless you are willing to work at it.
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    His diet is very very similar to the Dr. Berstein diet and everyone I know has gained their weight back and trying to lose it again on their own as he is expensive. Some of the cost is covered by work benefits if you are fortunate enough to have it covered

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    If you are gaining it back its because you arent on the maintenance diet. We have to remember why these people ended up at his office in the first place and that's because of their repeated bad habits...

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