After New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently revealed that he'd undergone weight loss surgery earlier this year, Rev. Al Sharpton commented that he could help the politician keep the extra pounds off. Christie, long teased and criticized for his weight, said he had a Lap-Band inserted around his stomach on Feb. 16. As a result, he's been eating less and has also started working out with a personal trainer.
But if Christie finds himself struggling to adjust to a healthier lifestyle, Sharpton is there to be his "maintenance man." And he should know. The Reverend says he weighed 305 pounds at one point and lost 125 pounds naturally by changing his diet. Now he maintains his slimmer figure by avoiding meat and sticking to fish, fruits and vegetables.
"I did it naturally, but the way he's doing it is still good. You do not need to carry that weight around," Sharpton said. "Either way, I can tell him that you must lose the weight, and if you want to do it with the Lap-Band — fine. If that doesn't work, come see Reverend Al and I'll show him how to do it natural. The challenge, Chris, is to start, now you have to maintain."
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