Taking public transport = lose 6 lbs in a year

I live in Chicago and am well served by public transport.  I realize this is not true for many people.  But even with that, when I was 337 lbs, I drove everywhere.

Now that I’m at 210 lbs, I’m much more likely to take bus, train, and even a cab once I get downtown – given the cost of gas and parking, and the aggravation of driving in traffic, I often come out ahead.

People who use public transport generally lose about 6 lbs in a year – walking, climbing stairs, etc.


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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