Doctor Oz brought on to his show three former beauty queens who have all put on an extra 100 pounds and want to lose weight. With the help of Jill Knapp, a former beauty pageant winner who went through the same process and successfully lost weight and cured her diabetes, I am sure that these women will be back to their previous bodies in no time!
Julie – Miss Cherry Blossom 1987
Julie is from Akron, Ohio and weighed 144 pounds when she was Miss Cherry Blossom in 1987. Now Julie weighs 218 pounds and her triglycerides are 648, which is the highest number that Dr. Oz has ever had on his show. You want your triglycerides, the amount of fat in your blood, to be under 150. Dr. Oz assured Julie that triglyceride levels are one of the most easy to fix numbers in the human body, so she can AND will be able to get this under control.
Mona – Miss Tehama
Mona is from Rocklin, California and weighed 145 pounds when she was Miss Tehama. Now she weighs 218 pounds, just like Julie, and her LDL cholesterol is 173. LDL cholesterol or lousy cholesterol (as Dr. Oz calls it) is harder to fix than triglycerides, but it is still totally fixable.
Cathea – Miss Mississippi Finalist 1994
Cathea is from Riply, MS and weighed 130 pounds when she was the Miss Mississippi Finalist in 1994. Cathea has a degree in nutrition, but she is a night binger and regularly eats at 2 am and 4 am… she actually wakes up and gets out of bed to eat both times. I wonder if she is also a sleep eater? Cathea now weighs 253 pounds and her waist size is 50″. All of the extra weight around her waist blocks her insulin’s ability to work, so her glucose is 109 which is pre-diabetes (you want your glucose under 100).
Jill Knapp’s JOB for Losing Weight:
J – Journal the Food You Eat (this will make you accountable for the food you eat)
O – Obstacles will Occur Every Day… you must overcome these and be strong!
B – Be Patient and Kind to Yourself (losing weight is never an overnight miracle process)
Jill Knapp put together a great plan to help all of us who are emotional eaters:
Jill Knapp & Dr. Oz’s Plan to Overcome Emotional Eating:
1. Make your morning about fiber with raspberry flaxseed oil shakes.
Try things like Dr. Oz’s Spinach Raspberry & Flaxseed Oil Shake Recipe. Plus, Flaxseed Oil is great for making your hair beautiful!
2. Do not under-eat.
If you starve yourself, then you will not lose weight. Try six small meals.
3. Curb your cravings with peanut butter.
Jill Knapp loved sugar and sweets, and whenever she gets a craving she eats a teaspoon of peanut butter. The peanut butter will take the edge off of your sugar craving, plus it is great for dry skin because of the vitamin e in peanut butter.
4. Walk 10,000 steps a day with a pedometer.
You must walk 10,000 steps a day and you should use a Pedometer.