Dr. Oz knows that firefighters are huge role models for many children across America. It is so sad that more firemen die from health problems that stem from being overweight than from fires.
Dr. Oz found three firemen to help: Doug Crowley, Iggy Brown and Mauricio. Doug is a lover of chips, cookies and ice cream, but was diagnosed with heart disease (which runs in his family) so his is already on cholesterol medication. Doug is an engine man, so he is in charge of dragging out the hose that weighs hundreds of pounds, so he really wants to get in better shape so that he can do his job better. The truth tube revealed that Doug has a blood pressure of 138/78, weighs 237 pounds and a 44″ waist. Luckily, Doug’s wife Mary Kay is going to be supporting Doug and doing the fireman 4 Drill Weight Loss Program with him… LOVE supportive families!
Iggy Brown is the most senior member of the firemen and absolutely loves bacon. Iggy has 5 boys and a darling wife, and he wants to set a good example for his family and all children who look up to firefighters as role models. Iggy’s blood pressure is 160/94, weighs 233 pounds and has a 43″ waist.
“Juicy” or Mauricio is one of the new firemen, but already has a BMI of 41, weighs 284 pounds and a 49″ waist.
Rip Esselstyn, author of The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds,used to be a firefighter and came up with a fabulous 4 Drill Program to help Doug, Iggy and Mauricio lose 4″ from their waist in 60 Days. Sounds great, why not give this a try:
Dr. Oz & Rip Esselstyn’s Lose 4″ in 60 Days Drill Program:
Drill 1 – Eliminate dairy (all milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, etc.) and processed foods. Instead of regular meat and cheese lasagna, make a vegetarian sweet potato lasagna with whole wheat lasagna noodles, sweet potatoes, broccoli and other great veggies.
Drill 2 – Give up all meat – this means no red meat, chicken or fish (they all are high in cholesterol!). Instead of having a cheeseburger, try a portobello mushroom burger for only 390 calories with a side of sweet potato fries. Another variation I love are baked butternut squash fries!
Drill 3 – No extracted oils including olive oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, etc. Instead, you can use apple sauce in brownies instead of oil and eggs, and add some flax seed for extra fiber. Another little tip is that you can use pumpkin puree (sold in cans) instead of oil and eggs in brownies!
Drill 4 – Do cardio and resistance training exercise. First, get your heart rate up by doing some funky feet jumping jacks, which are where you alternate between doing regular jumping jacks and doing one with your right foot forward and one with your left foot forward. Then when you are warmed up and have your heart rate up, workout your legs, arms and core. For your core, you can lie down with your hands under your bottom and do flutter kicks.