How This Mom Cope Emotional Eating with Balloon Program

Becoming a mother is a life-changing experience, but it can also bring a lot of stress. You have to take care of a new life, balance your work and family, and deal with the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy. However, sometimes you may feel overwhelmed and turn to food for comfort. This can lead to a vicious cycle of overeating and weight gain, which can harm your health and self-esteem.

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Valeria Rebeque de Brito, a 42-year-old mother from Surrey, discovered a swallowable balloon that helped her drop three dress sizes in just six months. She shared more on how she broke free from emotional eating and cope with stress in a healthy way.

Valeria struggled with emotional eating after having a son with special needs. She would often overeat to cope with her joy or sorrow. As her son grew older and more stable, she wanted to lose the weight she had gained but could not stop her emotional eating habit. She decided to seek help from the Allurion Programme recommended by her doctor.

Losing Weight with Allurion Programme

Last November, Valeria took a significant step towards her weight loss journey by undergoing a procedure called the Allurion Programme (formerly the Elipse balloon), performed by Dr. Simon Monkhouse at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital. This innovative weight loss method gave Valeria new hope.

After consulting with her doctor, Valeria decided to try the Allurion Programme as one of her options to lose weight. Her procedure started when she swallowed the Allurion, a balloon that would help her lose weight.She drank fizzy water to help it go down, like a big pill. She gagged at first, but it was painless. The doctor used X-rays to check and fill the balloon with cold liquid.
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The days following the procedure were not without challenges. Valeria experienced nausea and stomach cramps, but it was a manageable discomfort.   
‘It was uncomfortable but not unbearable, and I lost 4lb right away.’

It was a motivating start to her weight loss journey. A week later, she was back to eating solid foods under the guidance of a skilled nutritionist, a crucial element of her success. She also learned that the Allurion Balloon could help her control her appetite and cravings by making her feel full faster and longer.

Fourteen weeks later, when the balloon deflated, Valeria had already lost an impressive 9.5kg. She had gone from a size 16-18 to a size 12, a transformation that boosted her confidence and determination. But Valeria didn’t stop there; she continued to embrace a healthier lifestyle, maintaining her weight loss with daily exercise and nutritious eating habits. She has now lost nearly 12kg, and her resolve to achieve even more is unwavering.
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Valeria is a changed person – not only physically but also mentally and emotionally. She is no longer anxious and negative, but confident and empowered. She is not afraid of challenges, but ready to face them head-on. She is not ashamed of her past but proud of her present and excited for her future. This incredible journey has not only transformed her body but also her mindset, and there’s no turning back to her old ways. She is living proof that the Allurion is more than just a balloon.


Valeria used Allurion’s products to overcome emotional eating and achieve her weight loss goals. Her story is a testament to the power of determination, innovative weight loss solutions, and the unwavering belief that change is possible. She went from emotional eating to empowerment and inspired anyone who wants to transform their lives and take control of their health.



If you are ready to take the first step towards a healthier and happier you, then book your Allurion Programme consultation today. You will be able to speak to a qualified doctor who will assess your eligibility for this program, answer your questions, and guide you through the process via here!