Local Yonkers Man Invited to be on Dr. Oz Show for Non Surgical Weight Loss

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Dr. Oz 100th episode will feature 100 people who have lost 100 lbs or more without surgery or drugs. Yonkers Resident Carl de Prado who lost 145 lbs on Take Shape for Life will be one of those 100

The Dr. Oz show will be having their 100th episode featuring 100 people who have lost 100 lbs or more without surgery.

Two and half years ago Carl de Prado was 41yrs old and weighed 350 pounds. He suffered from high blood pressure and sleep apnea.

How did Carl get to be 350?

Carl dealt with weight issues most of his life. He was a heavy kid until he began wrestling and football in high school and throughout college. He stayed active in his mid-twenties with half-marathons and a bike trek across Ohio. But in late in his twenties Carl got severe arthritis and had to reduce his exercise. His activity levels decreased but his eating levels stayed the same.

Carl gained weight and tried every diet he found. He would lose weight only to regain that weight plus more. This cycle continued in his thirties and his weight bloomed from 225 to 325 lbs.

As Carl turned 40 he got married and suddenly had a new reason to lose weight- he wanted to start a family. Carl tried dieting again and gained another 25 lbs. In desperation he considered bariatric surgery until he learned the risks and that most people regain their weight.

Then one of Carl's clients, a chiropractor, talked about how he had just lost 50lbs in 3 months without surgery or drugs on a program called Take Shape for Life. At 350 lbs Carl was desperate and willing to try although afraid he would get burned again. He joined Take Shape for Life and began to understand why he struggled with his weight. He learned how to gain control by regulating his blood sugar with small, lean meals throughout the day and how to reincorporate exercise into his life in a sensible way. Most important, he learned the healthy habits that would enable him to keep the weight off once he had lost it.

Within 11 months Carl lost 145 lbs. and has kept it off for over a year and half.

  • Carl no longer needs his CPAP machine for sleep apnea
  • His wife lost 60 lbs, from size 18/20 to 10
  • His brother who was 315lbs and a 3rd degree black belt also lost 75 lbs

About 80 lbs into Carl's journey, his father went in for a double bypass surgery and two valve replacements at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. The surgery was successful but Carl noticed that many other families were going through the same thing. Carl knew that if he didn’t keep on the path to health he too would be looking at this type of medical intervention one day, or worse. Carl decided to pay it forward in his life and become a Certified Health Coach, so that he could help others in the same way he was helped.

Carl was blessed with a baby girl, Mackenzie Grace, on October 13, 2009 and he looks forward to giving her away on her wedding day.

To find out more about how Carl lost the weight or to join him in his mission to get America healthy feel free to contact him at 917-715-7100, info(at)totalbeslim(dot)com or go to http://www.TotalBeslim.com to learn more.


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