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July 23rd, 2009
12:13 PM ET

How is Dr. Gupta doing in his quest to get fit?

Editor's Note: CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta began his "Four Months to Fitness" initiative on June 23, 2009 – 4 months before his 40th birthday.

From Barbara, Chicago:

“I’ve lost 5 pounds since jumping on board with your fitness forum. How are you doing so far? Have you noticed changes in the last month?”


Barbara, thanks for joining the forum and congratulations on losing 5 pounds! Keep up the great work.

It’s been three weeks since we started the #1023 trending topic group on Twitter. (Read the tips, join the conversation, by typing in #1023 Twitter’s search browser) People are already starting to write in about their own progress. I really encourage you to read all the comments coming in – witty, inspiring, proactive and most of all, helpful.

Follow Dr. Gupta and his "Four Months to Fitness" initiative on Twitter @SanjayGuptaCNN.

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  1. Skip Daniel


    You state you are getting "too lean." This makes me want to ask you what you think about the movement/theory of some people that living by eating radically decreased daily calories will promote longevity, perhaps by altering genetic telomeres.

    Additionally, I heard that you & your family have moved predominately to a plant-based diet. I have been a lacto-vegetarian since 7/1993, and would just suggest that the legume family, even soybeans, tend to be slightly low on the essential amino acid methionine, which may require complementing by eating something high in mehtionine.


    October 13, 2009 at 1:39 pm |
  2. Serge Crespy

    Dear Dr. Gupta:

    I am noticing a slight anomaly with your left eye, in recent days; you should have it checked-out.

    Best Regards,
    Serge Crespy

    September 24, 2009 at 9:27 am |
  3. Ben

    according to "bob", the author of "the great white hoax", "the use of drugs and vaccinations should be completely abolished as a giant fraud and hoax." that's interesting. consider this. the deadliest disease in human history is smallpox. it is estimated to have killed 400 million people throughout history. it is also the only known infectious disease to have been completely eradicated (in 1978) through – you guessed it – vaccination. don't buy bob's book. its a great white scam.

    September 4, 2009 at 1:35 pm |
  4. dee bruno

    please send me the formula from this am (about 7 to 8 am ) for heart rate on for your own personal body/ pulse for how many seconds and multiply by what? then subtract from 220 for what? thanks dee bruno

    August 22, 2009 at 9:32 am |
  5. Bob Catalanol

    Dr. Gupta has a good show. Broadway couldn't do any better; but if you want the real story, if you want the real answer to the health care problem, if you want the real answer to the budget deficit, there is a new book out, whose pages contain the real and honest story. Title of the book, "THE GREAT WHITE HOAX".

    July 23, 2009 at 1:46 pm |