Dr Oz Couples Diet Plan
Doctor Oz was joined by Liz Josefsberg, a Weight Watchers Leader, to discuss how to tackle weight loss as a married couple. Unfortunately, it seems to be true that the saying “Fat and Happy” happens when you get married. Couples are twice as likely to become obese after marriage. Just living with your partner increases your risk of obesity by 63%, but the good news is that if your spouse or partner starts losing weight, chances are that you will too.
Dr Oz Marriage Diet Plan
Dr Oz asked Liz Josefsberg how to gain a spouse and not the weight. She said it happened to her as soon as she got married too, and she called it her Love Weight. People get comfy being a couple, whereas when you are single you stay in shape to find a mate. But after you find your spouse, the weight gain starts growing together. Josefsberg said that one of the biggest mistakes she sees is that spouses lean on each other, so if one falls off the motivation bandwagon, then the other falls off the diet too. So we have to make sure not to enable each other to do these things!
Dr Oz: Couples Weight Loss Plan
Doctor Oz found a couple who needed help with losing weight. After they got married, they started to forget about their health. Then they had a daughter named Sophia who was diagnosed with a seizure disorder and she is non-verbal. The parents, Pete and Susan, let their diet fall by the wayside. Then Pete quit smoking and he really packed on the pounds as he replaced smoking cigarettes with food. They are their own worse enemies because one of them will eat pizza or ice cream, and that will encourage the other one to do the same. But Susan said that they need to put themselves first for their daughter Sophia, and Dr Oz agreed completely.
Dr Oz asked them how weight gain impacted their relationship. They said they are stuck in a rut. They used to go outside and be active and take walks, but now they just are not the same. Pete comes home from work, they play a little with Sophia, get her ready for bed, and then it is off to bed for the parents too. They have tried to lose weight as a couple together, but usually around the second or third month they fall off track. It starts gradually with a cheat meal or a cheat night, but all of sudden they never get back on track. Research shows that couples who lose weight together are much more successful than if one person does it alone.
Dr Oz: Truth Tube Results
Dr Oz put Pete and Susan in the Truth Tube, and here are their results:
– Weight: 219 pounds
– Body Fat Percentage: 33%
– BMI (Body Mass Index): 35, which is obese
– Weight: 166 pounds
– Body Fat Percentage: 41%
– BMI (Body Mass Index): 29, which is one candy bar away from being obese
Don’t forget to read the recap of this segment where Liz Josefsberg gives a three step plan for couples to lose weight together: Dr Oz: Couples Diet Plan in 3 Steps with Liz Josefsberg