Dr. Pat Coleman and his wife, Connie, in their Davidson home. Both are passionate about healthy living.
40 LAKE NORMAN CURRENTS
A Fresh Start
by Lori K. Tate photography by Lisa Crates
Through Live Healthy Carolinas, Dr. Pat Coleman and his wife, Connie, want everyone to enjoy good health bout eight years ago Dr. Pat Coleman had an awakening. The oral and maxillofacial surgeon was on blood pressure and cholesterol medication, and his doctor wanted to put him on meds for diabetes. “I told them absolutely not. I will not do that,” he remembers. “I said give me two months. If nothing changes, I’ll do whatever you tell me.” Pat, who weighed 245 pounds and didn’t exercise regularly back then, lost 20 pounds in two months by reducing his diet to 500 to 750 calories a day. He admits that’s not the healthiest way to go about weight loss, but it got him where he needed to be to make a healthy start. “I just started reading and researching, and I said, ‘There’s got to be another answer to this besides drugs,’ ”
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