How I got started on my 130 lb weight loss journey

I had some health problems that pushed me to lose weight. The biggest one for me, at 337 lbs, was sleep apnea. I was tired all the time. It got to the point where I considered stomach stapling and gastric bypass surgery. But a seminal moment to change came at Christmas, 6...

SO WHAT? EVEN IF YOU HAVE BAD GENES, TRY TO LOOK GOOD IN YOUR JEANS!

Even if 60% of the willingness to exercise is genetic, 40% is not! So, get off you @$$!  Need help – George Clinton can help if you click here. From the NY Times: May 19, 2010, 12:01 AM Phys Ed: Do Our Genes Influence Our Desire to Exercise? By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Nick...

MY BUDDY, DR. MIKE

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“It’s just baby fat.” Not!

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrates that obese kids are MUCH more likely (16 times!) to become severely obese adults. So, don’t just say “they’ll grow out of it.”  With the current increase in childhood obesity, we now have kids who have high blood...

How much exercise is needed for health benefits?

I generally exercise 4 times a week.  Twice aerobic (1 hr walking or 30 min on treadmill with incline) and twice weights (mostly core and lower body because of my previous neck surgeries). But I believe that any amount of exercise is better than none.  We Americans have often become...

Retrain your brain and pancreas...and live better

Dr. Ellis, 56 year old physician, lost 125 lbs over 20 months by altering his diet and adding regular exercise to his regime. He shares his struggles, successes, and medical knowledge here.

Be the tortoise, not the hare!

Feature in Prevention Magazine

My weight loss success story is featured in the July issue of Prevention Magazine, check it out! "Six years ago, I was pushing 340 pounds, and everything—my body, my job, my love of travel—was crumbling beneath the weight. There I was, a doctor, constantly reading about and lecturing on obesity and its negative effects on patient outcomes, yet..."

My Journey

I lost 125 lbs over 18 months (2008-2010) without surgery. How did I do it?
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