How I lost 5 lbs in the past month

It took me 18 months to lose 120 lbs.  Since then, I’ve been as low as 196 lbs (briefly), and generally around 202-205.  (I weigh myself daily).

Usually, I gain weight in the summer as I gorge on my favorite fruit, cherries.  However, over the past year, I’ve been snacking more between meals.  Almonds and unsweetened dried fruit.  That ended up with me averaging 209-211 lbs.  That bothered me, because I’d been able to buy a nice wardrobe since losing weight, and some of those purchases were getting snug.

So, I stopped snacking.  Cold turkey.  Tough for a week, but now I’m used to it.  Now 204-206 lbs.

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My exercise routine hasn’t changed.  Again, I believe that weight loss is 2/3 food choices, 1/3 physical activity.

Cheers!

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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