Medicine: Dieting by Starving

Craig Hillier, 46, a Cleveland interior decorator, weighed 341 lbs. and seemed to be adding girth daily. He stopped for hamburgers on his way home, kept a box of candy under his bed for midnight snacks—and watched his blood pressure soar. "I was ready for the basket," says Hillier, who had tried every imaginable weight reduction gimmick, including amphetamines, without success. That was only five months ago. Now the 6 ft. 4 in. Hillier is down to a trim 200 lbs., feels so good he wants to start skiing and, patting his new flat...