About those 5 lbs…

Teacups and Dried Tea Leaves in Bamboo Container

Every summer since I lost weight, I’ve allowed myself to eat as many cherries as I want.  I usually gain 5 lbs, then lose them once cherry season ends.  That hasn’t happened this year.

So here’s my plan:  Rather than having an 8p snack (I normally eat dinner at 5p or 530p if I can),  I’m going back to drinking a cup of HERBAL tea before bedtime.

I normally drink green tea all day.  It helps stoke metabolism and reduce appetite.  But I try to stop after 5pm (green tea has some caffeine in it), so I can sleep.  Otherwise, sleep deprivation can contribute to weight gain as well.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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