Dr Oz: 3 Ways For Couples To Lose Weight
Doctor Oz did a segment on 3 Key Ways For Couples to Lose Weight, after introducing a couple who has been struggling to lose weight (click here to read the recap: Dr Oz: Couples Weight Loss). Both Susan and Pete put on over 40 pounds throughout their marriage, so Liz Josefsberg gave 3 tips for a Couples Diet Plan from the new Weight Watchers Points Plus Program (click here for a recap of the segment where Dr Oz introduced this program:Dr Oz: Weight Watchers Points Plus).
Dr Oz: Focus On Percentages Not Pounds
Liz Josefsberg said that men and women lose weight very differently and the Weight Watchers Points Plus program speaks to those differences very well. You and your partner should focus on a small attainable goal like losing 10% of your weight. So for Susan, she would need to lose 16 pounds whereas Pete would need to lose 21 pounds. This takes out some of the frustration that women experience because men tend to lose weight much faster than women.
Dr Oz said you can use a running track as an analogy for the difference between how men and women lose weight. Men have an open track so they can run faster and burn weight faster since he has higher levels of Testosterone. Women on the other hand have hurdles on their track that slow them down, like their menstrual period, cramps and cravings. This is why it is helpful to focus on percentages rather than pounds lost.
Dr Oz: Livability & Flexibility Diet
Liz Josefsberg said that in addition to men and women losing weight differently, every person will crave different things. Some people crave sweets and others want salty foods. But with the Weight Watchers Points Plus Plan, Liz Josefsberg promised that everyone can eat what they love. She put together a meal plan for Susan that looked healthy but delicious. And then she added in the livability component which is where you are allowed to have a cheeseburger during date night and an ice cream sundae, and you will still be following the Weight Watchers Points Plus Plan. My main issue with this segment is that again it sounded a bit too much like a Weight Watchers Commercial. I would have liked to have known what exactly was in Susan’s meal plan. Knowing that it falls within the guidelines of a Weight Watchers Plan (which we have to pay to be on) is not terribly helpful!
Dr Oz: Plan As A Team
Liz Josefsberg told Dr Oz that when we become a couple and have children, we get used to putting ourselves second. But she said that at Weight Watchers Meetings you get to learn the skills of lasting weight loss. You have to look at your week and make changes in some places, which takes skills, learning, and life skills that lead to lasting weight loss. Again, sounds way too much like a Weight Watchers Commercial! I wish she had elaborated on exactly what she meant by how to plan your week and the important changes we should make to help us lose weight!