Overweight Livermore Man Pleads For Help

23-year-old Robert Gibbs is battling weight problems, seeking help, wants to live to see his nephew and niece grow up.

Livermore Patch received this YouTube video from several readers. Is there anything we, the Livermore community, can do to help this young man?

Patch readers say the man's name is Robert Gibbs and lives in Livermore. If you have his contact information please e-mail me at kristofer.noceda@patch.com.

Let us know any ideas you have on how to help this man in the comments section below and we'll see what we can do on our end. Thanks.

Matty McClain March 03, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Maybe start a Kickstarter to fund gastric bypass?
foodandart March 03, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Meats and greens.. NO MORE BREADY, carb-heavy, starchy, white, grain-based things - that means no more soda of any kind! High Fructose Corn Syrup is CORN - a grain. Avoid it like the plague. It is a metabolic *poison* and in 99.9% of the time when there's someone this size, there's CORN SUGARS in the food they're eating. The human body does not actively maintain a heavy weight like that (unless there's some metabolic disorder at play) so just cutting out ALL the low-fat, high-carb over-refined product and eating DOWN the food-chain - fresh salads with the things like oil and vinegar dressing - Good Seasons Italian made with BALSAMIC vinegar and OLIVE oil.. (not the cheap canola or 'vegetable' - corn - oil) throw in half an avocado for fat to control appetite, and weight WILL come off. Oils - plant oils and small amounts of animal fats - are essential to slow the whole up and down of sugar/insulin spikes that contribute to the metabolic diseases that make people get morbidly obese.. You can NOT regulate appetite as long as your blood sugar is going up and down because your diet is grain-based and carb-heavy. Glycemic LOAD. Lower it. Dietary fat is NOT EVIL! This does NOT mean however, that you can go out and eat a 'meat-lover's' pizza and a pound of chicken wings - this stuff is ALSO filled with the wrong kinds of fats and the sugars in tomato paste on the average frozen pizza - it's more sugary per equal measure than soda. Exercise LATER. Eat better first.
Cynthia Elm March 05, 2012 at 08:16 AM
Robert's mom and family need education and counseling to learn how to support Robert. Robert needs regular visits with a physician, a nutritionist, and a trainer, as well as access to a pool. Perhaps there are qualified professionals in Livermore who can donate these services to Robert and his family. This simple act will save his life.


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