Hello, I'm Bob Miller. You can put your credit card away. You can't buy, lease or rent my Free Weight Loss Plan, but you can review it and use it free. I don't even want your email address. I'm a 72 year old retired military pilot. I was shot down twice in Vietnam in 1968-69 and have had numerous back operations. I'm unable to do pushups or stomach crunches; however, I am able to jog and even play tennis so long as I don't overdo it. But here's the important part... none of the above, plus keeping my calorie intake to 2,500 or less eating mostly healthy foods, helped reduce the beer gut. What made it even worse was I don't drink alcoholic beverages. After my two cups of morning coffee, I drink only water the rest of the day.

If you are of the opinion you can lose weight and keep it off without drinking lots of water before and after snacks and meals, you've been badly misinformed. If you want to look and feel great just keep a bottle of cool water in your hand until the crowd you hang-out with starts accusing you of being part fish.

Trust me, if a human could buy the body he or she wanted, there would be no overweight people. The good news is your ego will be your best friend if you let it, but it's no match for depression and self-loathing. The wonderful thing about having your ego as your best friend is you can feel better about yourself before you lose a single ounce.

Overweight people make getting fit too problematic and too expensive, and they get a lot of help from people who live the good life off of their fat. Keep it simple. 1. Get in front of a mirror and tell your ego, and only your ego, that you're ready to start. 2. Then each day you and your ego exchange gifts. Example: instead of using 2 packs of sweetener, you use only 1. Instead of a donut or candy bar you have a few chunks of fresh pineapple or yogurt. The next time you look into a mirror, you'll like that person a little bit better. Now don't blame me if this becomes addictive and one day a co-worker says something like, "You've lost some weight. Are you on a diet?" To this you just smile and say something like, "No. I've just been eating more of this and less of that." Oh, and get used to saying things like, "You just made my day. Thank you."

I can't express strongly enough how important it is for you remember the rules. 1. Keep your plans to yourself. 2. Keep fresh pineapple and yogurt in your refrigerator. 3. Never ask your ego to give you something for nothing because it's not going to happen.

This Free-Weight-Loss-Plan of mine was born in Hawaii during a visit to the Dole Pineapple Plantation. My domestic partner and I bought tickets for their train ride through pineapple fields and during the train trip the preprogrammed audio guide mentioned a few of the benefits of eating pineapple. We exited the train thinking we had been ripped off. Nothing could have been farther from the truth. The next day a light bulb came on and I suddenly remembered we had been eating fresh pineapple on the cruise ship every morning (and sometimes lunch, too) since we had left Los Angeles. I put that together with the fact that neither of us had been having the usual away-from-home problem of constipation. Okay, so that's not earthshaking; but the fact that I had my fill of desserts for two weeks, the kind that we never buy at home, and I had gained only two pounds is amazing.

 Dole Plantation - Oahu, Hawaii          Fact: Less Stress - Less Fat

An hour before breakfast I eat one cup of fresh pineapple and either a Dannon "Light & Fit" or a Yoplait "Light". Why Dannon and Yoplait? Because they're good, reasonably priced, and I trust the products to be as advertised. If you enjoy one of these yogurts and a bottle of cool water 30 minutes before meals you still might eat as much, but it'll be out habit, not because you're hungry or even want it.

Please note, I've said nothing about YOU exercising, eating less or making any other major changes to your lifestyle with the exception of adding pineapple, yogurt and lots of cool water to your daily routine. This alone will change your world. Now if you like the new world, you can make it even better by slowly ridding your home of the packs of artificial sweeteners, diet drinks, pastries and so on and so on. The important word here is slowly. I'm one of those people that simply must do it my way, so I don't watch the infommercials. I suspect they're more interested in my credit card number than my health.

It is important to know that one's intake of pineapple, yogurt and cool water should be in direct proportion to their intake of fat/calories. Example: I keep my daily intake of calories to 2,500 or less.  In order to handle that many calories, I consume 1/2 of a large pineapple, two 6 oz. servings of yogurt and at least seven 6 oz. bottles of water. I play tennis, ride my tread mill and left weights whenever I feel like doing so, and then I do not do it to lose weight, I do it in order to give my heart and lungs a workout.

A fat Forest Gump once said to me, "When I eat the pineapple, yogurt and drink the water like you suggest, I feel full and I don't enjoy eating like I used to. What's the deal with drinking all that water?"

I replied, "That's too bad Forest. Miss that loaf of bread and stick of butter, that salad with a half of a bottle of your favorite dressing on it and that 16 oz. T-bone, do you? Ever wonder why a commode comes with a big tank on the back?"

PINEAPPLE - By Sheryl Walters  NaturalNews

"The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today.

Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme, is the key to pineapple's value. Proteolytic means "breaks down protein", which is why pineapple is known to be a digestive aid. It helps the body digest proteins more efficiently. Pineapple is valuable for easing indigestion, arthritis or sinusitis. The juice has an anthelmintic effect; it helps get rid of intestinal worms."

YOGURT -  WebMD By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD

"First off, your body needs to have a healthy amount of ''good'' bacteria in the digestive tract, and many yogurts are made using active, good bacteria. One of the words you’ll be hearing more of in relation to yogurt is ''probiotics.'' Probiotic, which literally means ''for life,'' refers to living organisms that can result in a health benefit when eaten in adequate amounts.

"Miguel Freitas, PhD, medical marketing manager for Dannon Co., says the benefits associated with probiotics are specific to certain strains of these "good" bacteria. Many provide their benefits by adjusting the microflora (the natural balance of organisms) in the intestines, or by acting directly on body functions, such as digestion or immune function. (Keep in mind that the only yogurts that contain probiotics are those that say "live and active cultures" on the label.)"

NOTE: Having trouble finding fresh pineapple? It is a problem and lots of trouble. I went to Sam’s Club and they have fresh pineapple chopped up in two pound tubs.

Do yourself a big, big  favor and check out Qunol Ultra CoQ10 ($28) and Body Rescue. Alkaline Booster ($4.95).

Biography: Bob Miller was born in Florence, Alabama. Miller served as a pilot in Vietnam in 1968-69 and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. Challenged Richard Shelby for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1992. Produced the television show, The Late Show (BLAB 2001). Worked as the golf pro on Holland America's ms Westerdam. Bob has authored seven books.

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