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Don’t Sew Anything to Your Tongue!

November 11, 2014

Hello! How are you all doing? I want to hear what’s going on, who’s got something to celebrate? Who needs some support? Go on, let’s hear it!

Last week I went on “The Doctors” to talk about how I’ve finally overcome my life-long struggle with my weight through Atkins, and that is definitely something to celebrate! It was great to talk about this with Dr. Travis and Dr. Ian because they were able to help me bust some myths and answer health questions as only doctors can.

They’re a tough group, and right after they praised my decision to get healthy on Atkins, they drilled into me about the dangers of some of the things I’ve tried in past years to lose weight and introduced me to the most shocking, outrageous diet I’ve ever heard of, the tongue diet. I cannot believe people are allowed to do this! They put you under anesthesia and sew a patch to your tongue so eating solid food is very uncomfortable and you have to do a liquid diet.

They said the average person who does this loses 16-20 pounds in the 1 month that the patch is on. There was a woman sitting in audience who had just had the procedure done the day before, and you could see the stitches in her tongue from the stage. I felt so bad for her. Not just because she had to be in pain, but because she would think that she literally had to torture herself to lose 16-20 pounds! I jumped out of my seat!

I lost 11 pounds in my first two weeks on Atkins, and in 6 weeks, I lost 23 pounds. That’s a similar amount of weight. I know what it’s like to be in that woman’s position and be willing to do crazy things to lose weight, but if you’ve tried Atkins, you know you don’t have to!

Don’t sew anything to your tongue!

All my love and support,
Sharon

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