(PRWEB) June 7, 2005
Does one fight for glory, vanity, and fame or for survival, love of oneÂs family, and belief in principle? In the movie ÂThe Cinderella ManÂ Jim Braddock failed initially because his goals were false. He desired glory and fame but there was no other purpose. Only after falling down to the lowest point in his life, did he realize what lifeÂs fight is all about- family, hope- the basic essentials in life.
It is remarkable how this parallels the lifestyles of people today when it comes to losing weight and being healthy. Dr. Dennis Gage, M.D. ÂThe Thinderella Doctor,Â Endocrinologist, Researcher, Obesity Expert, Author of "The Thinderella Syndrome: A Practical Guide to Individualized Permanent Weight Loss" describes the same scenario in people who lose weight. Those who have misconceptions and believe in vanity, magic, and fairytales diet and then fail. They go up and down and have the ÂYo-Yo Syndrome.Â People who realize that it is lifeÂs survival to be able to work and earn a living for their family without being disabled; this is the true Âwake upÂ call for a person to lose weight permanently. Dr. Gage says that people must defend their weight by practicing his ÂDefensive Eating Techniques.Â The road to reality can be rocky but letÂs face it, you donÂt want to be ÂThinderella for a dayÂ but rather ÂCinderella for a lifetime.Â
Dr. Gage lists some of his ÂDefensive eating techniquesÂ:
Â Do a daily food record at the time of eating
Â Slowing Down Technique- Eat slowly, take smaller bites, and drink sips of water.
Â Place of Eating- Only eat at the table and not in bed.
Â If you want to enjoy eating on the weekend or at parties, Âbank caloriesÂ by eating fewer calories during the week and saving it for the weekend.
Â Visual Cues- Eat with moderation on small plates that are served in the classic ÂEuropean styleÂ.
Â Be assertive when eating out. Ask the waiter to bring the salad and not the bread basket.
Dr. Dennis Gage is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Metabolism. He is a Clinical Attending at Lenox Hill Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Gage is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at NYU. He is the Director of The Thinderella Lifestyle Change Program- a turn-key weight management program in NYC.