Dr. Carson Liu - Monsters and Critics
January 31, 2012
Alec Baldwin sheds 30 pounds; Top bariatric surgeon weighs in on benefits
The Screen Actors Guild awards revealed a slimmer Alec Baldwin, who won the award for the Best Actor in a comedy series at the event on Sunday evening.
The Irish American actor from Long Island, New York won the prize for his Jack Donaghy character on NBC's hit series “30 Rock”.
Baldwin's motive was his health: The fast-talking star of the film "The Departed" was diagnosed as being pre-diabetic back in May of 2011.
Dr. Carson Liu, a frequent Monsters and Critics' contributor and expert on diabetes, weight loss and weight management, is board-certified specialist in bariatric surgery, (MD, FACS, FASMBSA). He spoke to us on the phone this morning and shared his perspective on Baldwin's commitment to health:
"The diagnosis of pre diabetes is a wake-up call for most people to lose weight," says Dr. Liu. "Early stages of pre diabetes or diabetes is completely reversible with diet and exercise!"
Dr. Liu adds, "Most people with adult onset diabetes who understand the consequences will know of a relative with diabetes, and its devastating consequences. Alec Baldwin is [reportedly] a vegetarian and he will have to increase his protein intake, decrease the carbohydrates and exercise. Sounds simple and it's not rocket science."