Patricia Wron’s doctors told her she needed to lose 30 pounds in a month—a month—or she would very likely die. Leaving her daughter, 9 and already on the verge of diabetes, to grow up without a mother.
And Patricia, who was on high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes medications, couldn’t do intense exercise. She’d been lucky to survive a heart attack she’d had while training for a marathon. Weight loss surgery would be even more dangerous.
Nearly 7 out of every 10 Americans are overweight or obese.
Probably 90% of the rest of us wonder when it will be our turn.
And being overweight and obese is making so many of us so sick with heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s, to name just a few of the serious health problems… we may be the first generation of Americans to live shorter lives than our parents.
Charles of Houston, Texas, was one of them. He was obese and he had Type II diabetes. His doctor warned Charles that if he didn’t do something about his weight soon, he probably wouldn’t see his children get married—or hold his grandbabies. Because according to the US Centers for Disease Control, diabetes is the 7th leading killer of Americans… while making every other disease worse.