ESPN has a story up about golfer John Daly’s weight loss in the last three months. Apparently, the guy’s lost something like 115 pounds. Wow, that sounds pretty impressive – until you read further down and see that it’s because he underwent some form of gastroplasty surgery (stomach stapling). In my mind, that makes this guy a phony. Al Roker did the same thing.
If Daly had dropped 100 pounds in three months doing the old “diet and exercise” bit, I’d be impressed – what I think of as “real weight loss.” John Daly is being misleading. He’s joking about having Matt Damon play him in a possible upcoming movie, and he’s lying to the press about his miraculous weight loss. John Daly might be a nice guy in person, but honestly, who cares if some old-man golfer’s lost some weight in the last three months?
Man, the golf world’s getting a lot of peripheral press these days – what with Tiger Woods cheating on his wife and Daly dropping 100 pounds. I wonder if that will translate into improved sales on golf gear, for example? Actually, it’s probably just boosting the sale of condoms and weight loss products.
Speaking of John Daly and weight loss, if you’re trying to drop a few pounds, please make sure you don’t buy a product from late-night television. The only way that normal folks like you and me lose weight is through exercise – especially cardiovascular activities, like running – and by limiting the number of calories that you pop in your mouth.
Here’s my main weight loss secret: cut out the high-fructose corn syrup. That crap is in everything – especially soda pop. If you cut out the HFCS, you’re going to see results sooner than you would on some crazy diet.
Of course, if you’re rich as the devil like John Daly, weight loss will be a lot easier. Just go talk to your plastic surgeon.