Dr Oz: Million Dollar Giveaway
Dr Oz’s Transformation Nation One Million Dollar Giveaway was launched on today’s Doctor Oz Show! Dr Oz said that he is asking all of us to put ourselves as the number one priority, because we are worth it! He put together a 7 Step Plan that might just change your life forever. 2 out of every 3 Americans are obese which can cause Cancer, Heart Disease and many other health issues. Dr Oz said that his 7 Step Plan that is his Transformation Nation program is not a diet, but rather a healthy way of living your life.
Dr Oz’s Transformation Nation
Last year, Dr Oz did a weight loss plan and over one million people signed up to be on it. But this Transformation Nation program is so big that he partnered with Sharecare and Weight Watchers. This is not the first time that Doctor Oz has partnered with Weight Watchers either. I wonder why he always picks them over other diet plans (like Jenny Craig for example).
Dr Oz: Weight Watchers
Doctor Oz did a quick overview of how Weight Watchers came to be. The program has helped millions of Americans to lose weight and started a weight loss revolution like none other. It all started though with an overweight New York housewife who knew she could not stop yo-yo dieting on her own. So she started to invite other overweight people to meetings and it soon turned into a massive support system. Just 50 years later, there are now 45,000 weekly meetings around the world. Weight Watchers even publishes magazines, cookbooks and sells a whole array of products. Part of the Weight Watchers mantra is to Eat Smarter, Get Active and Find Support.
Liz Josefsberg, a Weight Watchers Leader, told Dr Oz that it is much more than just a diet. She had bad eating habits for 30 years, but was able to change her life and become a confident person. Josefsberg is a mom with a full-time job and she knows lots of tricks for being healthy under all kinds of different situations. She said that the Weight Watchers Meetings are truly magical and filled with positive energy that pushes everyone in the direction of success.
Dr Oz said that a brand new study found that overweight and obese adults lose twice as much weight in one year when their doctor referred them to the Weight Watchers Plan. I wonder if the same study (or any similar study) looked at the other weight loss plans on the market. And I also wonder who this study was done by. Does anyone know?
Doctor Oz also said that you can double your chance of winning the Dr Oz Million Dollar Giveaway by getting your partner to join the program too. Why? Because by doing a diet or weight loss plan with a partner, you are much more likely to be successful.
Dr Oz: BMI Scale
Dr Oz said that your BMI, Body Mass Index, is much more important to know than your weight. Yet most women know their weight but have no idea what their BMI is. Why? Because weight does not take into consideration factors like your height or where the weight is distributed. Here is the BMI Scale that Dr Oz said we should focus on:
Healthy BMI Range: 18.5 – 24.9
Overweight BMI Range: 25 – 29.9
Obese BMI Range: 30+
Dr Oz: Lose 10% Body Weight
Dr Oz gave five reasons that all of us should want to lose 10% of our body weight, if we are not in the Healthy BMI Range.
1. To lower your blood pressure.
2. To reverse or prevent Diabetes.
3. To lower your LDL Bad Cholesterol.
4. To lose up to 30% of the belly organ fat (which causes the first three things on this list!)
5. To decrease your risk of getting Breast, Endometrial or Colon Cancer.
Dr Oz: Free Weight Watchers Weigh-In
Dr Oz also announced that Weight Watchers will be giving complimentary weigh-in’s from September 26th through October 3. Plus, you will get to attend a free Weight Watchers Meeting. Once you have your original weight, you can calculate your BMI and set a goal to lose 10% of your weight or to get within a healthy BMI range. Throughout the Dr Oz Show, he featured a bunch of people who know their BMI numbers including Elizabeth Hasselback, Patty LaBelle and Vanna White. Do you know your BMI? If not, today is the day to learn what it is!