- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: American Diabetes Association; 1 edition (Sept. 9 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1580401449
- ISBN-13: 978-1580401449
- Product Dimensions: 15 x 0.8 x 22.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 227 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,472,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Confessions of a Couch Potato Paperback – Sep 9 2002
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From Flounder to Fit, By Mariko Thompson
Back when Stephen Furst weighed a hefty 320 pounds, his favorite meal of the week was the Monday Night Football all-you-can-eat rib special at Moorpark’s Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill. The actor-director, who first made his name as Flounder in the 1978 film “National Lampoon’s Animal House,’ would gorge on plate after plate of ribs from the kickoff until the final seconds of the broadcast.
Today, Furst is spreading the story of his dramatic weight loss as a spokesman for the American Diabetes Association. Laced with humor, his book “Confessions of a Couch Potato’ chronicles his struggles with dieting and how he finally lost the pounds by committing to a regimen of low-fat meals and moderate exercise.
Furst’s book has the potential for a wide audience. The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta found that 65 percent of American adults are overweight. The study also found that 16 percent of youngsters age 12 to 19 tip the scales excessively. The ever-expanding American waistline has health educators concerned about medical consequences, including increased risk for stroke, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. An estimated 17 million Americans suffer from diabetes.
(Los Angeles Times 20021208)
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A hysterical memoir of growing up as a husky... plump...heavyset...Okay FAT! child, who struggled with weight problems through adulthood, Stephen shares his tips and recipes for how he went from an out-of-control 320 pound person with diabetes, to his lean, mean, low-fat eating machine of 175. (Although he still refuses to wear a Speedo!) A self-help cookbook of epic proportions or actually epic portions, filled with all kinds of tips, anecdotes, it includes everything from real recipes, (like cheesecake, soup, and pasta) to how to get through the holidays without killing yourself instead of your relatives. You've tried everything else, try laughing your way to better health. Key features:
 Inspirational and humorous-tells Stephen Furst's story of overcoming his problems with weight and out-of-control diabetes
 Includes the recipes that helped Stephen lose 150 lbs. and manage his diabetes
 Tips for eating out at restaurants without sabotaging your diet
Stephen Furst has been an actor for the past 23 years, starring in the classic movie comedy Animal House and two multi-award winning television series-St. Elsewhere and Babylon 5. After tipping the scales at 320 lbs. even though he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 17, Stephen found himself in the hospital with the prognosis of a foot amputation. He decided to take charge of his life and dropped to his current weight of 175 pounds-where he has held steady for the last six years.
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