Travel make eating right difficult.  Yesterday, I flew to Memphis – spring is beautiful here – especially the flowering trees in Overton Park!.  The view from my hotel room shows typical American suburbia – very car-centric, with nowhere to buy fresh food in sight.

In the hotel restaurant, the menu was difficult for me.  Even the “healthy” items (see menu below) weren’t what I would call healthy – cheese = added fat.

Hilton Memphis Menu

I asked for salmon, steamed, no salt, no nothing… and a double order of steamed veggies.

What came?  Salmon came as requested… veggies came swimming in butter!  I asked that veggies be redone – and half were steamed, but they snuck in the buttered zucchini again!  I had to pick around the zucchini.

But, the sisters in the restaurant were kind enough to give me some apples to take (gratis) when I complained that I was still hungry.  Southern hospitality!

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See 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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  1. Writes a friend: “I was just reading your “100 lbs” website… if you still eat bbq and you go to Memphis again you should try Corky’s. They have some of the best I’ve every had (next to my father’s and my uncle Jesse’s)”
    That’s nice, but I haven’t had BBQ in 2 years… there are choices and tradeoffs in life, and I’d rather maintain the weight loss than have BBQ! 🙂

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