Chapter One: Stella Style
I'm George Stella, the Low-Carb Chef, and six years ago I weighed 467 pounds. That's right, 467 pounds
! I was only thirty-nine years old, but I was suffering from congestive heart failure and living on disability. I couldn't even button the largest pair of pants I could find at the department store, so I used a safety pin instead and let my shirts hang down in front so no one could see. By then, it didn't really matter anyway. I could hardly walk, so I stayed home in a wheelchair most of the time. I couldn't even make it across the kitchen without stopping for a breather.
Only a few years earlier I'd...