“I met a friend yesterday. I hadn’t seen him in a year. He was sitting two tables across from me,” “He didn’t recognize me. He finally said, ‘It’s not you, only half of you.’ I said, ‘The other half is gone.”
Denny McLain, 6-foot-1-inch, weighted as much as 185 pounds when he played pro baseball. And the habbit of eating a cause of Pepsi every day added 10 pounds every year. Denny McLain revealed that his stomach weighed about 55 ounces before he made up his mind to lose weight.
Back to the playing days weight!
His concern for his weight began a year ago when his wife Sharon Mclain was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and Denny had heart disease. So Denny made up his mind to lose weight and be more healthy so as to take good care of his wife.
“My doctors both took me aside and said, ‘Sharon is sick. Two things can happen. One is good. One is bad. The good thing: You have heart attack and die. Bad news: If you have a stroke and don’t die, who is going to take care of you? How much help can you be?’ “
Denny McLain weight loss
Denny McLain revealed his weight loss secret is sleeve gastrectomy which is a kind of bariatric surgery to help you lose weight by removing a portion of stomach.
1. Bariatric surgery, or sleeve gastrectomy
Denny Mclain chose to do sleeve gastrectomy, by removing a portion of his stomach (his stomach weighted 55 ounces before and now just 4 ounces), he lost 162 pounds quickly and helped him get the desired weight of his playing days.
“He’s doing remarkable,” “He’s followed the plan. He’s stayed on the plan.” – McLain’s physician, Dr. Karl Pesta
Denny McLain’ diet
Denny McLain also follows his own diet plan which helped him get his energy back. The diet plan has features as the following features:
- One meal a day
- Nuts as snacks
- Drink flavored water
“That’s not a diet I would recommend for every(one), but it seems to work for him,” “He has his energy back; he is moving well.”
Note: The diet plan is not recommend to try because it’s not a balanced diet.