New Jersey governor Chris Christie has been making headlines for secretly having lap-band surgery in February to help him lose weight. He’s not the first politician to shed the pounds for health and, let’s be real, for political reasons.
Reverend Al Sharpton knows from personal experience the kind of discipline it takes to lose weight and keep it off. In fact, Sharpton offered to help Christie lose weight through good old fashioned diet and exercise. While the NJ governor chose surgery instead, Sharpton says he’d be happy to help him maintain his new weight once he slims down. And maintaining your weight, Sharpton notes, is just as important as losing it.
How did the reverend do it? The same way Bill Clinton did. A vegan diet. First, he gave up red meat, then ran into the former president who sung the praises of a plant based diet. That’s when he went whole hog, with no hog required, choosing veggies over all animal products. Combined with exercise, Sharpton has been looking good and serving as a great role model for those who want to get healthy.
Check out this video of Sharpton offering his services, not just to Christie, but to republicans too. (Although, he might work them harder if they take him up on it.)
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