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 @http://goo.gl/j4ih

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 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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