A Tale of Two Men

On October 8, 2016, in Uncategorized, Weight Loss, by Dr. Dino Pappas

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us.” — Charles Dickens

There is a book written by Charles Dickens some years ago, A Tale of Two Cities. The opening line of the book quoted above is one of the best “openings” to a book in literary history. It describes the highs and lows of the period, the best of times and the worst of times. It describes how we can be both wise and foolish. It describes both hope and despair. It describes the dichotomy of life, ever hopeful yet doubtful. I can think of no better way than to use this to set the stage for The Tale of Two Men. This is a tale that mirrors the highs and lows, the best of times and worst, the wisdom and foolishness, hope and despair, and the dichotomy of life – ever hopeful yet doubtful.

  • Man #1
    • Height: 5’11”
    • Height: 352.8
    • Waist: 54.5 inches
    • Chest: 53 inches
    • R Arm: 15 inches
    • L Arm: 15 inches
    • R Thigh: 32.5 inches
    • L Thigh: 29.25 inches
    • Body Mass Index (BMI): 49.2 (Morbid Obesity)
    • Body Fat Percentage: 41.8% (Morbid Obesity)
    • Total Cholesterol: Not Tested
    • HDL Cholesterol: Not Tested
    • LDL Cholesterol: Not Tested
    • Glucose (Blood Sugar): 122 (High)
    • Triglycerides: Not Tested
    • Physical Activity Levels: Sedentary (minimal weekly physical activity).  Past smoker.
  • Man #2
    • Height: 5’11”
    • Weight: 230.8
    • Waist: 39 inches
    • Chest:43.25 inches
    • R Arm: 11.75 inches
    • L Arm:11.75 inches
    • R Thigh: 25.75 inches
    • L Thigh: 23 inches
    • Body Mass Index (BMI): 32.2
    • Body Fat Percentage: 28.4%
    • Total Cholesterol: 139 (Normal Range)
    • HDL Cholesterol: 55 (Normal Range)
    • LDL Cholesterol:  77 (Normal Range)
    • Glucose (Blood Sugar):  88 (Normal Range)
    • Triglycerides: 34 (Normal Range)
    • Physical Activity Levels: Ran a 5k (3.1 miles) in approximately 39 minutes, Bikes and/or walks 30+ minutes on a daily basis.

At this point, I should probably mention that this tale of two men IS ACTUALLY A TALE OF ONE MAN! One man through hard work, dedication and some guidance provided by our office achieved some amazing results:

  1. 122 lbs of weight loss
  2. 17 point decrease in BMI
  3. 13.40% decrease in body fat percentage
  4. 15.5 inches from the waist
  5. 6.75 inches from the R thigh
  6. 6.25 inches from the L thigh
  7. 9.75 inches from the chest
  8. 3.25 inches from the R arm
  9. 3.25 inches from the L arm
  10. 34 point drop in glucose (blood sugar)
  11. Ran his first 5k (3.1 mile) race and exercises daily

It cannot be understated that these are LIFE CHANGING RESULTS! Simple things we take for granted like walking to the mailbox, cutting the grass, going up and down a flight of stairs were once difficult and now because of hard work, dedication and some guidance all these activities are easy tasks.  In case you are wondering, this man took part in the Perfect Protein (“Protein Pantry”) Diet. Click HERE for more info on the diet.

Protein Pantry ("Perfect Protein") Diet

Protein Pantry (“Perfect Protein”) Diet: Rapid Weight Loss & Real Results!

The diet features:

  1. Medical Foods: Prepackaged medical foods that takes the guess work out of what to eat and when.
  2. Portability:  This program is great for both people on the go and the homebody that doesn’t like to cook.
  3. Rapid Weight Loss:  On average men will lose 5-8 lbs/week on the active phase of the diet. On average, women will lose 4-6 lbs/week on the active phase of the diet.
  4. 4 Distinct & Specific Phases: Phase 1 is rapid weight loss and a regimented diet protocol. Phase 2 is a secondary weight loss phase with incorporation of more normal food.  Phase 3 is the maintenance phase of weight loss and begins the transition to life after the diet. Phase 4 is the move towards sustainable eating habits to maintain your weight loss and newfound quality of life.
  5. Supervision: There are weigh ins every 2 weeks for support and accountability assuring the best chance for success on the program.
  6. Food Choices: There are many choices and products available to the dieter to choose from including breakfast items, lunch and dinner items, snacks and beverages. A comprehensive list can be found HERE.
  7. Metabolic & Hormonal Balancing: The diet protocol and supplementation helps:
    1. Decrease systemic inflammation
    2. Stabilize blood sugar
    3. Reduce insulin resistance
    4. Assist with cellular repair
    5. Assist in cellular energy production and stabilization
    6. Heal the gut
    7. Reduce stress to the liver
    8. Facilitate hormonal balancing.


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Please call us at 708-532-2346 to begin your journey towards health!  We also offer for those that aren’t sure a FREE, NO OBLIGATION WEIGHT LOSS CONSULTATION. Please note that due to federal regulations we cannot extend this offer of a free consultation to Medicare or Medicaid recipients as well as participants in other federal health care programs.  “Why Put Off Feeling Good?”

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