Chris Christie tosses his fat in the ring

By letting it be known (to the New York Post) that he had lap band surgery on Feb. 16 and has already dropped forty pounds, Chris Christie semi-officially announced he's running for president. If he successfully addresses his obesity problem, his appeal to the huge bloc of overweight voters and those concerned about obesity could be a wild card in the coming presidential sweepstakes. He's chosen an approach to dramatic weight loss that has a good chance of success.  By creating a pouch at the top of the stomach which feels full rather quickly, one feels full with a much smaller amount of food than previously. You get to eat until you are full, so the willpower challenge is lower than a program of dieting and exercise:  Christie told Tara Palmeri and Beth Defalco of the Post: "A week or two ago, I went to a steakhouse and ordered a steak and ate about a third of it and I was full," he said of his newly tamed appetite. He declined to say how much he lost, but sources said...(Read Full Post)