Dr. Phil's Ultimate Weight Loss Solution

The Ultimate Weight Solution

Ultimate Weight Solution

If you haven't heard (and if so, we need to send someone over to check on you), Dr. Phil is the hottest thing on daytime TV since Oprah. While he's known for his straight-shooting on everything from relationships to eating disorders, Dr. Phil is tackling one of the biggest issues in American today: Obesity.

Dr. Phil's Weight Loss Challenge

This week, Dr. Phil unveiled his plan to help America lose weight.

Using the 7 steps listed in his new book, The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom, Dr. Phil will guide 13 people through 10 months of weight loss. The participants will have cameras in their homes so we can watch their progress and get a peek into someone else's weight loss struggles for a change. Just like The Real World only a little more real. Dr. Phil bases his program on 7 keys that you must master to permanently lose weight:

  1. Understanding what you really think about yourself and your weight, learning how to have positive thoughts
  2. Deal with emotional eating
  3. Change your environment to promote success
  4. Deal with impulse eating
  5. Learn how to choose the right foods
  6. Learn how to exercise
  7. Set up a support system

Now, not to toot my own horn, but I'm way ahead of you Dr. Phil as I've covered many of these issues right here on this site.

So much of weight loss has to do with your mind, as Dr. Phil suggests, and you need to spend time working on the obstacles in your path before you can really make exercise a habit.

Part of that is delving into your mind, the thoughts that drive you and your attitude about exercise and fitness.

For more information on that, you might find the following resources helpful:

    Take the Challenge

    If you want to follow along, sign on to Dr. Phil's website and use his online tools to lose weight. Get information and tips for weight loss, follow along with the participants on the show, and use online diaries to keep track your eating. To get started:

    The bottom line is that any program can work for you, whether it's Dr. Phil's or one of mine.  The idea is to find something you can follow and it may be as simple as creating your own workout program.  Anything can work!  No one has the magic formula, even Dr. Phil.

    If you find something you can follow, that's the program that works and it's often a mix and match of programs that you've followed in the past.  The idea is to build your workouts around something you actually like to do.  The more you like something, the more you'll do it and that's the real key to losing weight and being healthy.

    Trying to shoe-horn your life into a crazy exercise routine almost never works.  But. building a workout routine around the life you already have is much easier to take and more likely to work in the long term.

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