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My life before WLS

The Summer of 2020 was breaking point for me, I was a size 24 and I was no longer able to live life to the full and in the way that I enjoyed.  I had always been sporty and fit, but after having kids and living through some hard times, food had moved from being a comfort to addiction and I didn’t know how to break it.  I had tried every diet, every ‘lifestyle’, I had  counselling, but I was just getting bigger and bigger and my life was becoming more restricted.  I couldn’t play sport, I couldn’t play with my kids and I lost a sense of me.

My Tonic experience 

After doing some research I came across the idea of weight loss surgery and started looking at options.  I spoke to several companies but found Tonic to be the most personal, quick to respond and eager to help.  They set me up with a consultant to speak to and he explained everything really well.  Once I had decided to go ahead with Tonic it was only 6 weeks later that I had a gastric sleeve.  During the whole experience, I felt looked after and supported; I was picked up and taken to the hospital, I was delivered home, a nurse phoned me every day, I spoke to a dietician regularly.  Everything was in place for me to succeed.

Life after surgery

I am now 1 year post op, wearing a size 10-12 and I’ve lost over 9 stone.  I feel like a totally new person.  I run 10k regularly, I play netball, and I chase my kids around, And join in with all their fun! I have a whole new confidence in myself which impacts my job, my marriage and my friendships.  Every day I am more free from food addiction and I make choices that are good for my health.
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Why Tonic?

We’ve been #GivingBackLives for over 40 years. 

We put you at the centre of everything we do. From your initial consultation with one of our specialist bariatric (weight loss) surgeons, through to your procedure and aftercare, we’ll only ever recommend what’s in your best interests. 

Following your surgery, you’ll have access to our industry-leading 5-year aftercare, and our growing Tonic support community. You’ll never be alone on your weight loss journey again.

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Chanelle Hayes Tonic journey with a gastric sleeve

“Before weight loss surgery, I couldn’t cope with doing anything strenuous and I couldn’t spend time with my children in the way I wanted to. My eating was out of control, and I had been yo-yoing. 

A year out from surgery, I’m a completely different person. Last year, my body fat percentage was in the morbidly obese category. Now, I’m in the healthy weight category.”

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