Digital News Report – On Friday’s ‘The Dr. Oz Show’, there was a continuation of his Transformation Nation discussing weight loss by doing so with a buddy. Later on in the show, Weight Watcher leader, Liz Josefsberg, shared meal-planning strategies for losing weight.
Dr. Oz Buddy Plan for Weight Loss
Ramani Durvasula, PhD is a psychologist was a guest on the show. She said that having a diet partner helps each of them to get empathy, cheerleading, and modeling actions for positive weight loss behaviors. She said that choosing people that would support the person and not undermine their weight loss efforts is important.
Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS is a registered Dietician and helped discuss what you should do with a weight loss buddy. She said that there are three questions to ask your buddy:
1. How much weight do you want to lose?
2. Why did you gain the weight in the first place?
3. What is your vice?
Dr. Oz’s Buddy Plan for Weight Loss
Dr. Oz had a buddy weight loss plan or an agreement that dieters can follow to help optimize their weight loss potential. There are five commitments that each of the weight loss partners will follow to insure that each of them will continue to lose weight.
Agreement 1 – I will call every night with my day’s high and low moments. Zuckerbrot said that it is important to tell about the low because you own up to your mistakes. On the high moments, it validates the person’s good efforts she explained.
Agreement 2 – Exchange the daily meal plan and exchange this the day before with the diet partner. To plan the meal plans the day beforehand helps them to stick to a weight loss plan.
Agreement 3 – Before you eat any food, text or email the diet buddy a hunger score. One is not really hunger and 10 is your starving.
Agreement 4 – Email two photos of future goals. Have short term and long-term goals. One picture should represent the short term and the other photo represents the long term. One could be a photo of the smaller dress for a short-term goal.
Agreement 5 – Give away the bigger clothes that no longer fit. That way you are committed to the weight loss and failing is not an option said Zuckerbrot. You create a new identity for yourself.
In conclusion, Zuckerbrot said that you should eat only on the 7 and up scale for hunger. She said that a hunger score of five is as if you could eat something, but you are not that hungry.
Dr Oz Transformation Nation Meal Plan for Weight Loss
Weight Watchers leader, Liz Josefsberg, is back again to share meal planning for weight loss.
Breakfast – Josefsberg said that it is so critical to eat breakfast, and research suggests that eating breakfast helps people to lose weight. Breakfast includes Calcium, Carbohydrates, Protein, and a Fruit or Vegetable serving. Josefsberg showed a sample breakfast, which consisted of an egg omelet, filled with vegetables, a cup of plain yogurt, whole-wheat toast, and fresh fruit.
Lunch – Try to eat Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fruits or vegetables. Josefsberg gave two sample lunches. One lunch could be 1 cup of whole grain rice with stir fry vegetables and lean chicken. A second lunch menu could be a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread along with an apple.
Dinner – Dr. Oz said that he only wants you to eat only Protein, and Fruits or Vegetables for dinner. No carbohydrates for this meal. Josefsberg showed a sample dinner of 6-ounce filet of steak along with steamed broccoli spears. Josefsberg reminded us that fruits and vegetables are free to eat.
Dr. Oz is offering dieters a way to buddy-up on his website through his Transformation Nation weight loss challenge.
Always discuss weight loss and diet plans with a medical professional first.
By: Robert Williams