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Todd Dills

Simple diet shifts for weight loss, breaking free of apnea, more

| October 29, 2013

I’ve heard time and again from former sufferers of the obstructive sleep apnea condition that found their way out of it via a simple — thought not always easy, of course — method. Losing weight. 


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As noted a commenter under a recent poll about the condition that we ran here on, some people with sleep apnea end up getting treated and improving the quality of their sleep, which, combined with diet modifications and a regular exercise regime, can lead to weight loss. Following such a dramatic health improvement, getting re-tested with a sleep study could be in order to see whether you really need treatment any longer. The commenter made note of his wife’s situation — after losing weight, she no longer required the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine at night. In essence, the condition was “cured,” as it were. 

Owner-operator Earl Atlandt

Owner-operator Earl Atlandt

We caught up with owner-operator Earl Atlandt, leased to Landstar, recently — while he’s never been diagnosed with apnea, he’s a success story in weight loss, as he told us. And his story shows that perseverance on a few simple changes can do the trick to shed the pounds. Hear his story in the video below.


  • MercenaryMan

    Walking, Eating Lean meats, Salads, Vegetables, Water and leaving the candy and sodas alone, now that said go into any trucks stop and what is the floor filled with, GARBAGE, Every stinking kind of snack, candy , sweets, sodas….everywhere, why not help the trucker out and put in a salad bar and fruit bar, where they can get FRESH DAILY fruit and a salad freshly made,,,Ill bet the answer is simple, they make a fortune off JUNK….Soda especially is a huge money maker with a virtual 300 percent profit…..if truckers health were first these places would have selections that offer Baked foods, Chicken, and fresh vegetable platters…..I like to eat at Cracker Barrel and get there vegetable platter, because its rare as as spotted tiger to find healthy food in ANY truck stop….

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  • mostapha siouss

    Many people enter into a diet and weight loss plan that is short sighted. They have a specific goal in mind to lose a particular amount of fat for a specific purpose. This may be for an upcoming tropical vacation when they want to look slimmer and fitter in a bathing suit. It might also be a diet plan for quick fat burning for a wedding or special event where pictures will be taken and the person wants to appear fit and healthy. Be warned that short-term weight loss and diet plan will most often result in longer-term pain and even weight gain. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.