I was fortunate enough to be able to spend 2 weeks at the Structure House weight loss program in Durham NC. They focus on behavior modification for obese people.

What did I get out of that experience?

1. I worked out every day (walking; weights), learning to use heart rate monitoring as a guide to appropriate levels of exercise.
2. I chose a daily menu of healthy foods
3. I learned to eat and enjoy low-fat, low-sugar, low-salt food (I went through withdrawal!)
4. I was taught that my 2 biggest food culprits were cheese and grapefruit juice; though I love both, I’ve given both up.
5. I learned that change and weight loss were possible.

Now, the good folks at Structure House have introduced an online weight loss program. See http://www.structurehouseonline.com/

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.

One Comment:

  1. Hi Dr. Ellis! I’m so glad I came across your blog. I wanted to let you know that Structure House recently started a blog of its own. We’ll be talking about everything related to living a healthy lifestyle. Check it out at http://www.structurehouse.com/blog. Congratulations on your success, you are a wonderful example of someone who has really made a lifestyle change! I am very impressed you were able to give up cheese, although I’m sure you identified it probably was more than just the flavor of the food that was a problem.

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