Doctor Oz first brought Mike and Crystal on his show in February to talk about how being overweight as a couple has impacted their lives. Mike and Crystal had not consummated their marriage yet, and Mike was 307 pounds with a dangerously high blood pressure of 280 / 100. In fact, Mike was sent to the emergency room because with a blood pressure that high, it is possible to cause a stroke. Along with Dr Oz, Dr. Harry Fisch, author of Size Matters , has been helping Mike work through his medical issues.
Dr Oz reported that Mike has now lost 50 pounds and Crystal has lost about 40 pounds! Good work Mike and Crystal! They revamped their refrigerator to include healthy foods like Greek yogurt (which I love every morning with a touch of honey! yum!), fresh fruit and lean proteins. Mike’s favorite breakfast is french toast, which they have revamped to make a Healthy French Toast Recipe that uses high fiber whole wheat bread and egg substitutes. Mike also goes to the gym around 5-6 times a week for about 20-30 minutes and Crystal walks around outside for an hour each day (which just shows you that not having a gym membership is no excuse for not exercising!). Crystal said that she has more energy now and sleep better… plus she does not have to use her sleep apnea machine anymore. Mike’s blood pressure is now 130/90… what a big difference! Great work Mike!