Dr. Tiffany Jessee studied under the direction of two of the top laparoscopic surgeons in the world and trained extensively in the LAP-BAND® and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Dr. Jessee went on to become the first female bariatric surgeon in the state of Florida. She opened her practice in Largo, FL in August of 2003, and now offers a comprehensive weight loss program that includes medical and surgical weight loss therapy.

In 2011, Dr. Jessee and co-inventor, Dezi Zevin were sharing notes on a plane ride home from a training course and discussed the importance of helping bariatric patients prepare for surgery. They agreed that portion control was an integral part of effective weight-loss plans, and were shocked to later discover that very little existed to help with this. And so they created a portion-control tool for their bariatric patients called the Baribowl®. Since its launch in 2011, the Baribowl® has been a success, generating orders from multiple countries and establishing a distributorship in Australia, with plans in place for the UK and Canada.

Fueled by the expanding demand for the Baribowl®, Dr. Jessee & Dezi felt that rebranding it for a wider audience made sense, especially given the ever-growing obesity rates around the world. In 2013, the BariBowl® was rebranded and this time, a whole new product line was created: the Portion8™ Living cookbook, Portion8™ Plate and Portion8™ Tote. The concept behind the product line is to develop portion control products that make it easy to live healthy and achieve your weight loss goals.
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