Question from Facebook: “Anything about maintaining your goal weight?”

I never had a goal weight… my goal was to eat “right” without being hungry and to exercise, and see where that led me. I’ve been between 208-219 lbs over the last year (generally 212 lb), down from 337 in April 2008.

I do exactly the same things now that I did while losing the weight.

My exercise regimen:

  • Twice a week aerobic (30min treadmill with incline or 60min walking briskly on flat surface), and
  • Twice a week weight/resistance training or Pilates.
  • That’s what I did while losing the weight, and that’s what I continue to do.

Food has not changed from the start; see p 4 of newsletter @

So, I have not “liberalized” my diet (no muffins! no banana bread!), though I probably eat more protein than before, particularly after weight training. I’m guided by my appetite, which is now in synch with my body’s true needs.

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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