Paul looked so sad when he first came to
see me. He had no spirit he told me, no zest for life. "And I'm an actor/' he continued "I
have to be larger than life!"
Paul was only about fifteen pounds
too heavy for his frame, but it was enough for him to be rejected
for television commercials,
TV roles, the movies—any spot where young sexy men were wanted.
Restaurants don't even want me," he groaned. "The only
work I can get is in a gorilla suit singing 'Happy Birthday' to
someone who opens the door with a stunned look on his face."
smiled. I knew that Paul was in bad blood sugar and that it was
this imbalance that was talking. I didn't say anything. I simply
put Paul on the 5-Day Miracle Diet and asked him to come to see
me next week. When he came back, he was smiling, his grin showing
off every one of his bright white teeth.
"So, Paul," I said, "how
do you feel?"
"Great!" he replied. "I feel so good I can't tell you.
And I got mv first role!".
Paul had decided that the wonderful
feeling he had was much more important than the fifteen pounds
he wanted to lose. During the
week, as his blood sugar became balanced, his thinking became clearer. "I
was looking for the wrong roles," he said. "I'm a character
actor, and character actors can weigh fifteen pounds more than
lead-ing men. It's okay!"
Today, Paul is earning his living
by playing a role. He's a well-respected actor on a popular television
drama. And by the way, he's lost
a total of twenty pounds, not fifteen!