Doctor Oz had Carnie Wilson and Dr. Judi Hollis & Dr. Mike Roizen on his show at the beginning of February to help Carnie with her life long struggle with obesity. Carnie is a singer, actress and game show host who has struggled with her weight since she was a young kid. Carnie’s husband, Rob Bonfiglio, is supportive but Dr. Oz and Dr. Hollis has asked her to get support from someone who has been overweight and successfully got healthy… lets see how she has done with Dr. Oz, Dr. Roizen and Dr. Hollis’ weight loss plan!
Carnie Wilson says she has become accountable for what she has put in her mouth. She says she is eating beautiful foods that are all delivered to her house, just like many Hollywood stars. She has lost 7 pounds by cutting out everything white (white flour, white sugar, etc.) and all cheese products, except for a little Parmesan cheese once in a while. Carnie has been e-mailing with Dr. Roizen, co-author of YOU: On A Diet Revised Edition: The Owner’s Manual for Waist Management, and told him one day that she ate 3 meatballs, and Carnie said that he replied with something like do you want to die or do you want to eat the meatballs? Dramatic? Maybe. But effective!
Carnie Wilson’s personal trainer tells her that she is the queen of excuses, and that she does seem to be. Dr. Oz asked her why she has not been walking 10,000 steps a day but instead only once she walked 9,000 steps and most other days she only walks 5,000 to 6,000 steps. Dr. Oz thinks that Carnie has something emotional going on, which is why he wants her to stop making excuses and get some support from a group or person who has been through this process before. Carnie said she resented the tone Dr. Hollis, author of Fat Is a Family Affair, Second Edition: How Food Obsessions Affect Relationships, took with her, because she does have a lot of support… but Dr. Oz called Carnie on her Queen of Excuses nature. Dr. Oz asked Carnie if she wanted to part way or to continue working with Dr. Oz, because if she wants to work with Dr. Oz she must do the following things so that she can get healthy in a loving, caring and sustainable way.
Dr. Oz’s 4 Weight Loss Rules for Carnie Wilson:
1. On weekends, make your own food.
2. Physical activity is crucial to keep weight off. Take 10,000 steps at least twice a week.
3. Psychological Support. Lets put together our own support groups at the Judgment Free Zone!