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Weight Management

Kent Rieske:

He Lost Weight by Cutting Carbs

A 65-year-old mechanical engineer from Boulder, CO, Kent Rieske shed more than 40 pounds after his doctor warned him about high blood pressure. "After doing some research, I went on a high-fat and high-protein [but low-carbohydrate] diet that really seemed to work for me. I know I look better these days after losing 40 pounds, and I certainly feel better."

 Kent Rieske

"My wife Marti and I love to go hiking in the Rockies, and I've finally gotten to the point where I can keep up with her. In the past, I'd be huffing and puffing, while she went breezing right up the trail.”

The diet that worked for Rieske: Eating red meat, fish, fowl, natural cheeses, raw nuts and non-starchy vegetables, in moderate quantities. He ate little sugar, grains, breads, fruits or starchy vegetables. He also avoided both partially hydrogenated oils and polyunsaturated vegetable fats like corn oil and soybean oil.

Key Tip

"Make a list of all the things you'll be able to enjoy more — such as hiking, swimming and playing tennis — after you get rid of those 30 or 40 pounds you don't need.”

Online Medical Reviewer: Sara M. Foster, RN, MPH
Last Review Date: 6/14/2009
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