"I'll stick with my team," Manuel said, referring to the Zone physicians who have been treating him on a biweekly basis for the past two and a half years. "The Zone has saved my life, and I'm motivated to reach my goal weight by making the right choices about my health."
Manuel plans on celebrating his birthday by taking a romantic ride along the Mexican countryside with his girlfriend, Claudia. Manuel's previous attempt to go on a date with Claudia was thwarted when the rails of his bed, which was being hauled by a flatbed truck, struck an overpass. Undeterred, Manuel is ready to hit the road again.
"Here's a man who hasn't left his bed in five years, yet his spirits are so high that he's planning a spectacular celebration for his birthday. Any person looking to lose weight can find inspiration from Manuel's dedication and drive for success," said Dr. Sears.
Manuel's current diet consists of about 2,000 calories per day broken up into six meals. His specially designed menu includes a wide variety of meals including egg-white omelets, fresh salads, chicken fajitas and fish filet in a bed of spring greens. In fact, Manuel's biggest problem is not lack of appetite control, but eating all the food he is supposed to eat.
"This dramatic improvement in appetite control is another reason why gastric bypass makes no sense for Manuel," said Dr. Sears.
In addition to diet, Manuel's physicians developed a personalized supplement regimen that includes the Zone's OmegaRx, SeaHealth Plus, Metabolic Digestive Support, Cardio Support, Bone Support, Hepatic Support and Micronutrient Support. Manuel's diet and supplement intake is strictly monitored by his physicians, who make adjustments when necessary.
Despite his weight, Dr. Sears considers Manuel one of the healthiest
men in Mexico. He is not at risk for diabetes, and his blood pressure and
triglyceride levels are normal. In addition, his resting heart r
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