Many thanks to Dr. Hyman for being a beacon of light in the confusing sea of diet and health advice!
First, I’d like to thank Dr. Hyman for saving my life…you see, I lost both of my older brothers to obesity and bad health. They were 43 and 50 when they died of heart attacks. My father had his first of three heart attacks at 43 years of age, eventually dying at age 69 after many health issues. We were the typical American family, believing the so-called experts with their “food pyramid” and low-fat diet recommendations. Not my mom’s fault, she just had bogus information.
I remember the stack of white bread next to the tub of margarine on the table for almost every meal. As a kid, I can recall eating at least six slices of oleo-laden toast dunked in cocoa for breakfast. So, when I found myself, at age 57, with the “triple whammy” of metabolic syndrome, a weight of 360 pounds and 54-inch waist, and sleep apnea, I knew I was headed down a path to my own early demise. My blood pressure and heart rate were way out of control and my cardiologist added more medications.
That’s when I saw Dr. Hyman on PBS with the Eat Fat, Get Thin program. I felt like he was talking directly to me…so I bought the book and have changed the way I eat forever!! In following the Eat Fat, Get Thin guidelines, I have lost 74 pounds of fat!!! In only 18 weeks!! My goal is to get down to my high school weight of 220 pounds.
I would be honored to share my experience with others. Once again, many thanks to Dr. Hyman for being a beacon of light in the confusing sea of diet and health advice. And for saving my life…