Dr. Oz: Watching the Scale
Dr. Oz has been talking to Maribel, who is obsessed with watching her scale and knowing her exact weight. Dr. Oz introduced her to expert Ted Spiker, who went through several years of bouncing up and down with his own weight.
Dr. Oz: Defining Real Goals
Dr. Oz asked Maribel to define a real goal, other than her ideal weight. This is a goal that if you achieve, you’ll be really proud of yourself. Maribel said she had just signed up for a mud run. Maribel’s goal was to be able to finish that race.
Ted also said not to weigh yourself everyday. Instead, weigh yourself at the beginning of your journey, two weeks in, and then six months down the line. This way, when you weigh in after the six months, you can marvel over losing 40 pounds, rather than sweat over losing or not losing one or two at a time, which happens when you weigh yourself every day.
Dr. Oz: Chose Three Things to Help You Lose Weight
Dr. Oz said that instead of following a diet, choose three things that you know will help you lose weight and just stick to those. These are things like:
- no carbs past noon
- no eating past 8 p.m.
- eat 6 small meals a day
- low carb diet
- strength training
- fiber filled snacks
- meatless Monday
- drinking 8 glasses of water
Maribel chose strength training, no eating past 8 p.m., and no carbs past noon. Dr. Oz said she should start with those. At the two week weigh-in, she’ll know if these efforts are really helping her to lose weight or not. If they’re not working, she should readjust and add something else to what she’s doing, since by then the three items should already be a part of her lifestyle.
Ted Spiker’s book Down Size is out now.