My energy is up, my A1C is down, my outlook has changed…

In May of 2015, I was obese, unhappy, and almost defeated. Then I found Dr. Alex Bianchi D.O. on the internet. I was impressed that his website said that he was Delaware’s first board certified medical weight loss physician in 13 years!! So, I had a consult with him. At the age of 70, I weighed 272 lbs, was tired most of the time., and really had doubts that I would see my grandchildren grow up.

Well here we are 11 months later. As of today, I now have lost 77 lbs. and weigh 195. My energy is up, my A1C is down, my outlook has changed, and I’m looking forward to many more good years. Dr. Bianchi didn’t think it was impossible for an old guy to get into shape. He told me that if I did what he told me to, kept a food diary every day, exercised at least three times a week, and took a drug he prescribed called Contrave, the weight would come off. I think the drug helped, but for the most part it was his counseling, his guidance, and his encouragement that made the difference. I have tried every diet, every fad, and several nutritionists, but nothing worked. His approach is very basic. If you want to lose the weight, you have to do the work, there is no magic. You have to count the calories, you have to limit the carbs., and you have to do the exercise. Every other approach I tried seemed to have some magic formula or short cut. He introduced me to the reality of the basic science. It works! I still have 15 lbs to lose. I’m confident that I
will get that done and I will keep it off. Exercise and diet control are now part of my life. The best thing he did was to take away the magic, and insist on reality.


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