Tip #11: Wear a belt


As I mentioned in Tip #5, I believe strongly in measuring and recording.  Some folks are scared of the scale.  OK, how about using a pair of jeans, or the notches on a belt as a guide to your weight (loss)? Even if you don’t wear it outside the house after you see how it fits…

If all you ever do is wear sweats (and believe, I know how hard it can be to find clothes when you’re big), you may not notice putting on a few lbs.  One recent study suggests that young women can gain up to 11 lbs without even realizing it! Some contraceptives were associated with more weight gain than others.

It was a great day for me when I no longer needed a seat-belt extension on an airplane!

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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