New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has finally found a solution to help curb his cravings. “I’ve struggled with this issue for 20 years,” he told The New York Post in a recent interview. “For me, this is about turning 50 and looking at my children and wanting to be there for them.”
However, the so-called “top secret” behind his weight loss plan is not so secretive. It basically goes a step further than gastric bypass surgery, involving a “lap band” to tie off the top of his stomach and restrain his stomach capacity, making him feel full faster.
“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,” the New Jersey Gov. told the Post.
So it’s basically another form of starving yourself? No wonder he’s having such success, he’s barely eating.
While Christie has lost more than 30 pounds and continues to eat a third of an average portion size, political commentators are now questioning the governor’s main motive behind his weight loss ambitions. Is it really for the sake of his kids and his health as he claims it is? Or is it more so related to his presidential aspirations?
“He went in and had outpatient surgery on Presidents Day weekend, to make sure everything is sufficiently parallel here,” CBS News political director John Dickerson told CBS this morning.
“You know, I remember that (former Mississippi Governor) Haley Barbour said, ‘if I lose 50 pounds, it’s because I’m running for president or I got sick.’ Chris Christie in typical fashion is cutting to the chase doing this.”
If the latter proves to be true, Christie certainly wouldn’t be the first to be motivated by such means.
“I know it sounds crazy to say that running for president is minor, but in the grand scheme of things, it was looking at Mary Pat and the kids and going, ‘I have to do this for them, even if I don’t give a crap about myself,’” Christie said.