Another intriguing aspect of this system is that there are really no dietary restrictions. A lot of weight-loss surgeries have a long list of no-nos, not only to ensure it works, but that you don't inadvertently give yourself health problems due to putting too much food into too tiny of a tummy.
Does that mean people with the AspireAssist can eat all the donuts and pizza and Ding Dongs they want? Well, that leads to a larger question about the potential effects of the device: what the hell is the point of this thing except to enable bad choices?
The device on its own probably won't lead to lasting results
Aspire's President and CEO, Kathy Crothall, PhD, says that while a person with the device can technically eat what they want, there's really more to the story. "There are no specific food restrictions," she explains. "However, in lifestyle therapy, which is given in conjunction with this therapy, patients are taught portion control, making wise food choices, understanding their triggers for overeating, strategies to avoid overeating, reading food labels, etc."