About A Pound of Cure

The Pound of Cure Weight Loss program was developed by Dr. Matthew Weiner, a Weight Loss Surgeon in Tucson, AZ. A Pound of Cure is based on two principles:

  • Weight Loss Surgery Triggers a hormonal shift in the brain and intestinal tract that triggers your body to decrease hunger and increase metabolism. These hormonal shifts result in subconscious changes in your diet to maximize weight loss.
  • Immediately after undergoing Weight Loss Surgery, patients develop dramatically different food preferences. Their cravings for processed foods disappear and they begin craving unprocessed fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans and small amounts of lean animal protein. By observing these taste changes in patients after weight loss surgery, when their physiology was working to drive weight loss, Dr. Weiner was able to identify the ideal diet for anyone who wants to lose weight.

25 thoughts on “About A Pound of Cure”

    1. Dr. Weiner! Your videos are awesome and very informative! This is a whole approach to my personal needs for weight loss! Well done! Can’t wait to get the surgery! I’ve been searching for 3 years for a comprehensive education based on the gastric sleeve and this is The Best!!!

      1. I am a former runner and had not ever had a problem with my weight that I was not able to mamage in the past…it’s a different situation now though, I am 53 with two bad knees and I am no longer able to run with constant pain after (try) knee surgery 2 years ago. As you can imagine I really gained a lot of weight about 50 pounds and I can’t seem to loss any of it, what has happened to me? For the first time in my entire life I am now wondering if I might be a candidate for a gastric sleeve to help me lose the 50 lbs that won’t move?

        1. It sounds like it’s worth a consultation, assuming your diet is reasonable. If you are eating lots of processed food, I’d start working on that first

  1. Dr. Weiner, I so appreciate you and your dedication to help those of us who are looking for a healthier lifestyle. Thank you for your passion, dedication, expertise and insight. Your videos have helped me tremendously and I feel much more prepared going into surgery for the gastric sleeve in July 2018.

  2. I’ve had great success after bypass surgery, almost at goal weight 8 months PO. I have transitioned to a WFPBNO diet about 4 months ago and love it. My problem is that surgery never altered my hunger. 10 mins after eating 1-1.5cups of food I’m starving, not head hunger but salivating, I know I’m full but the sensation is always there, my day revolves around my next meal and snacks. I drink 1-2 litres water per day. Any advice?

  3. This is amazing! Thank you so much! I love exercis and im eating really healthy but after pregnansy and medication i gaind alot of weight and just can not get it off. I think surgery is the only way but im scared for complications and that i might not lose that much anyway! Thanks again for al the grate information here!

  4. Great little book and explains things well. My problem is reading a book does not help my cravings or mindset. I am going to do my best to stay on this diet but I woke up last night in the middle of the night with stomach pains, acid reflux, and starving. That was my first day. I woke up this morning very upset stomach and very hungry. When does the extreme hunger pains go away? WillmInhave an upset stomach everyday from all the raw veggies and lack of anything to settle my stomach? If you have forgotten I have acid reflux that is hard to deal with by itself.

  5. I guess I am the only one who thinks his diet isn’t so great. I went to him thinking he was going to design a diet for my special needs. All I got was a book. If I could go cold turkey and not eat fatten foods, I would not need him. I am diappointed and starving today.My stomach is upset, my head hurts and I am not feeling as if I can make it on this pound of veggie a day diet!

    1. Hang in there, it’s likely you’re going through withdrawal from processed food. This takes time to get used to. The fact that this is so hard makes it that much more important that you stick with it.

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