I have been sick. I developed an electrical problem in the heart making the heart go too fast. Not a heart attack, but causing episodes of passing out. To ease the problem, I was put on a medicine called amiodarone. Great for the heart but sometimes toxic to the liver and lungs. And it made me nauseated–I couldn’t eat. Realizing I was going to lose weight, I did an experiment on myself; I measured my pulse and body temperature daily.
You see I had been telling people you can’t lose weight long-term just by eating less, because if you reduce calories, over time the metabolism slows down. Amiodarone gave me a chance to check out my advice.
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