I recently initiated what I call “The Renegade Doctor’s Massive Weight Loss” support group for people who must lose 100 lbs or more for health reasons.
Registration is free and I will be sending regular messages by email about how I achieved my 160-lb weight loss withough diet, exercise, drugs or surgery, as well as recent research, myth-busting facts, nutritional supplement news,and general encouragement and support for those who are undertaking a major weight loss.
Most diet articles, books and programs are for people who want to lose ten or twenty or maybe as much as 50 lbs. However, the majority of obese Americans are well over that. Carrying around 100 lbs or more of extra weight is often called “The American Disease,” and foreigners make jokes about fat Americans and their cheeseburger-culture of overeating and obesity.
It’s terrible to be shamed and made to feel guilty because of your weight. It’s not only cruel strangers, but family members and even doctors who perpetrate such behavior.
Nothing is simple if you do it alone, and massive weight loss is a difficult project. In fact, it’s generally considered hopeless and overweight people are advised to get surgery or take drugs that have harmful side effects.
I’m making my support group available to anyone who is interested, and to make sure that you aren’t getting spammed, I’m making it by subscription only.
Of course, like my subscription newsletter, it is free to sign-up and you can discontinue at any time.
With so much focus on weight and body image in our culture, it is no wonder that people who are heavy get depressed and develop all kinds of physical and emotional symptoms.
Here is the web page where you can read what the support group is all about and sign up for the mailing list.
There will also be free phone conferences, brochures and other support material to help you.
I know how difficult it is — I know how painful living as an obese person can be. And I know the solution.
Take care and be happy — and healthy.
Estelle Toby Goldstein, MD
The Renegade Doctor