DiseaseProof is picking up some serious steam! Thanks to Sally Squires of The Washington Post. Check out her article Need Encouragement to Shed Some Pounds? Blogs May Help. Here's a bit:Hey, I told you,
After college, Gerry Pugliese, 27, of Somerville, N.J., landed a stressful job with long hours that proved to be a bad fit. Short on time, Pugliese stopped exercising and found relief in food. He soon added 60 pounds to his 5-foot-5 frame. "I kind of collapsed inward," he says. "All my healthy habits went out the window."It was great talking to Sally. Thanks again Sally! Oh, and I “started the regimen” in 2006, not 2007. For more on my weight-loss story, check out: Healthy, with a Vengeance!
Then he landed a job writing about health, diet and fitness for a blog publisher. The company teamed him with physician Joel Fuhrman to produce a blog on health, including a mostly vegetarian diet. When the company was acquired by another firm, Pugliese and Fuhrman continued their blog, DiseaseProof, on their own.
Pugliese says his diet epiphany came while writing a blog on healthful eating and noshing on fried Chinese takeout. That's when he started following the tips that Furhman espoused: eating a mostly vegetable-based diet and getting plenty of exercise. Since he started the regimen in 2007, he has lost 60 pounds and now does yoga, lifts weights and trains for 5K runs. "I'm your average guy," Pugliese says. "And I can make it work."