After my vertical sleeve surgery I felt very isolated and had many questions about how I felt, what to eat, how to get enough protein and water. BariatricPal's forum is full of people who are all going through the same things.....some new, some experienced. It's terrific to have a place where I can ask questions and feel supported. Really grateful for this app!
Very useful and helpful. You're able to learn what others experience so you have an idea what to expect and support each other through the entire process. You know you are not alone in what you go through with this journey.
I am about to undergo surgery and everyone here has either been or is going to be going through the same thing. It's great to have a network of supportive people to get information from and bounce ideas across such as recipes and the best powders ;)
I log in and use the website on my pc or phone with no problems, however I figured the app would be so much easier to access and check/change my subscriptions…BUT I have NEVER been able to log in using the app. I’ve deleted and reinstalled it about 5-6 times now but I’m done! Its so stupid to offer an app when you can’t even log in!!!!
After using my laptop to access the full website and get some good resources, I downloaded the app in order to have easy way to utilize all the information and services. Disappointed that the app would never save anything, could not access message boards, completely useless.
I downloaded this app and it wouldn’t allow me to log in most of the time. Every now and then I would see content. Hoping to fix this glitch I deleted & reinstalled it. Now, it COMPLETELY will not allow me to sign in or sign up. I gave up & deleted this app. Really disappointing, because I had heard so much about it.
I logged in but yet there is literally nothing in the app. No forums, no posts, and nothing on my profile saves. I can’t search anything either. I refreshed and logged out and closed the app out and still nothing. I guess I will just use the web version for now. I used to love this app!
I can read a lot of info on the app, but very super hard to try & follow & figure out posts & commenting on posts, it's a bit confusing. I quit Facebook & wanted a similar bariatric support group to interact with. I guess I'm use to the Facebook set up too much.
My review was somehow deleted. So I’ll write it again. The app use to be good but now it is horrible. And when you reach out for help no one ever responds or tries to help you so I wouldn’t download it’s awful!!
I have been using Bariatric Pal for several years and appreciated that it was informative, especially because of its members. There have been changes in the past year that include selling food & vitamins. That's ok but the latest update is to fill the site with sponsored information. I'm glad I'm further out from surgery and don't need the site as much.
I had a gastric sleeve in July of 2013 and have done well since the surgery. I started at 238 (5 ft 5 in) and lost 50 pounds within the first four months and then stopped losing and have not lost a pound since. I continue to restrict my carb intake and try to take in at least 50-60 gm protein a day. I have the greatest difficulty getting never 4 glasses of water a day. I have a moderate physical activity level. I feel good but would really like to lose at least 25 more pounds. Am looking forward to the spring and summer to increase my physical output. I try not to get discouraged with the plateau and just be thankful that I feel as good as I do and am pleased with the physical changes I have undergone in the last six months. Amy suggestions from anyone?
Really love this app. A lot of great advice and knowledge floating around. As far as the app goes ... I wish it were easier to figure out how to start your own topic!! They say a little pencil will show up and you click on that to start your own topic. I have only seen that once but didn't realize at the time that was how I start a topic. Now I can't seem to find where I seen that pencil again. It's like it's hidden and not openly available all the time on the app or the computer version. Other than that I have learned a lot and am grateful for it!
I am a bariatric patient and use this site multiple times daily, both pre and post-op. It's very easy to navigate and the members are extremely helpful if there ever was an issue. Having access to this app and the members on it made my surgery and after so much easier. I have never met and don't know any of these people but feel like I have made hundreds of new friends. It is a wonderful support group and I HIGHLY recommend!!!!
This is an amazing app for anyone considering or who has already had weight loss surgery. BP is a wonderful community of people who are there to offer advice and support whenever you need. With this app, you have that support with you anytime, anywhere. The developers are fantastic and quick to respond to any questions or problems you may have. I definitely recommend this app.
I am only in my pre-op stage and have tons of questions and the you find this app that has people from all over the world sharing their triumphs and lowest moments. I have learned more about this whole process of getting a weight loss surgery just by getting this app. I have it a 4 because while there is tons of information the accessibility is kinda hard to figure out. Anyone starting this journey good luck and remember you got this!!
BP has been very informative. It is nice to have somewhere to go when you have questions, want to read other people' experiences, need to brag or just need to vent. I have found the people on this site to be friendly and willing to answer questions. They are also happy to celebrate your losses and joys with you. I am very happy that I came across these forums. Summer
This app provides a way of getting support on-the-go, 24 hrs. There have been baripals from across the world, willing to answer questions, offer suggestions an encourage me along this sometimes very difficult journey. There may be some technical improvements needed, but for support, you can't beat this community and the access this app allows. I'm with another reviewer and say "be patient"!!
I must have gotten this app when it first came out. It was as bad as the others said. You couldn’t read all of the old posts or get into the chat rooms. But things are starting to work, so I’m pretty sure they’re fixing it. I like the new site – cool design. I don’t know what I would do without this app with me all the time!
I spend a lot of time on the app every day and have been very happy with it. I also visit the website from my laptop, especially when I want to enter longer text that would otherwise be clunky to type out on an iPad. Love the site and the people who post on it!
This app was suggested by my nutritionalist. She showed me how to use it all many of the helpful features. I like scanning what I eat; it saves a lot of time! I'm not sure what premium gives you, but the free version is just right for me. I really like that it incorporates your steps right to your daily diary and adjusts your calorie allowance.
Why "fix" something that wasn't broke? So frustrating! Can't see past page 4 of 17 try and click higher pages and says "no page available" won't let me post to that thread and people know I had surgery yesterday and I'm sure they are waiting for an update! Can't even t Reply to a private message! Why because I can't go to have 2 of the Convo! Grrrr! Please stop fixing things that are not broken! And now it's telling the IP chat room limits reached! I can't join the chat until someone leaves?! Really?
Works great! Was sleeved four months ago and have used it faithfully since July. Some ppl you just have to ignore on it, 'know it alls', well at least they think they are. Just move onto the next. Great place for support, questions and so on. Local support forums or you can start your own as well.
This app is fantastic. It gives me access to information and advice from people just like me who have been through and are currently going through the same weight loss process. I'm thankful everyday that I found this app.
This is exactly what I've been looking for. Real info from real people that are living it and are willing to pass on their experiences and advice. It's a little hard to find your way around and then return to where you want to go but that's because (IMO) there is just so much going on. I'm happy with it.
This app is Awesome Good App You know how sometimes you feel like the app is just a part of the website, and you’re missing the true experience? Not so here. It has everything, and better yet, it’s quick to load. I love BariatricPal!
Weight loss surgery can be a powerful tool for fighting obesity, and BariatricPal can help you take full advantage. Let the app accompany you on your weight loss surgery journey to improve weight loss and enjoy better success. BariatricPal has the world’s top online weight loss surgery community, personal goal-setting and tracking, BariatricPal Store and important diet and other information to help you take charge of your diet and health. The World’s Premier Weight Loss Surgery Social Platform: • A supportive, positive environment for weight loss surgery patients and for those who are considering or preparing for weight loss surgery to fight obesity. • A comprehensive informational section so you can learn about the entire weight loss journey at a glance. • BariatricPal is recommended by surgeons nationwide • BariatricPal Store: Save Money on Bariatric Food, Vitamins & Nutrients • Large weight loss surgeon directory with members’ authentic ratings and reviews • A unified voice for fighting obesity through weight loss surgery, with many discussion forums dedicated to all types of weight loss surgery. • BariatricPal has separate sub-forums for the major bariatric surgery procedures: Gastric Sleeve (VSG or vertical sleeve gastrectomy), Lap Band (laparoscopic adjustable gastric band or Lap-Band), Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RNY) and Duodenal Switch (DS). Mobile Social Networking: • Lose more weight when you have the support you need. • Hundreds of thousands of members use personal experience to answer your questions about diet, side effects, coping strategies and surgeons’ instructions. • BariatricPal app provides full access to the forums and the other BariatricPal.com content, so what you need is at your fingertips. • Connect with your best weight loss surgery friends through private messaging and chat rooms. Stay Motivated by Personalizing and Sharing Your Journey!: •Develop your personal profile so others can get to know you •Update your status, upload photos and maintain a blog. •Set and track weight loss and measurement goals •Choose whether to keep your profile, blog, photos and other information private or make it public. Support for Your Weight Loss Surgery Diet: • Lose more weight when you have your diet details in your smartphone with BariatricPal. At any time, you can log your meals, check the food lists for good options and ask community members for their ideas. • Food lists and meal plans for each stage of the weight loss surgery diet progression to solid foods. • The BariatricPal information section has tips for getting enough protein and fluids each day. • Forums for weight loss surgery patients to share recipes, menus, meal plans, food ideas and encouragement • Additional specific guidelines for Gastric Sleeve, LAP BAND, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Plication and Duodenal Switch patients Complete Information Section: • Information on types of bariatric surgery procedures, including the adjustable gastric band (lap-band), vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG or gastric sleeve), Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve plication (greater curvature plication) and duodenal switch. • Risks and benefits of each type of weight loss surgery • Tips on choosing a procedure, selecting a surgeon and paying for surgery • Step-by-step guidance for the post-surgery diet progression from liquids to pureed and then solid foods, to support faster recovery from surgery • Weight loss surgery diet guidelines, food lists and sample meal plans so you know what and how much to eat • Information on protein and other nutrient requirements • Strategies to reduce complications and side effects • Exercise strategies and tips • Living well after bariatric surgery: your support system, body contouring (plastic) surgery and nutritional supplements to take.