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Friday, November 11, 2011

Dr Oz, Buddy Weight Loss Plan, Blind Date Agreements

Dr. Oz's Buddy Weight Loss Plan and Your Blind Date Agreements

 November 11, 2011 Dr. Oz Show

Dr. Oz Weight Loss Buddy Plan

Today's November 11, 2011 show was about how you can lose weight by finding a buddy to join you on your weight loss journey.  Statistics show that you will lose more weight and will be more likely to keep it off if you have a buddy to help encourage you along the way.

Today Dr. Oz brought in 50 women all across the nation to come on to the show.  None of these women know each other or who their partner will be!  Dr. Oz first segment was called "Blind Date To Lose Weight".

Dr. Oz asked some women what they thought was keeping them from losing weight.  The overwhelming response was that they are so busy being a full time mom and there isn't enough time for themselves. They spend so much time feeding and pleasing everyone else they don't have enough time to concentrate on their own weight loss goals.

Benefits of losing weight with a stranger?

Dr. Oz had on an expert and asked her what the psychological benefits are of working with a total stranger to lose weight.  She said that there are tremendous benefits of trying to lose weight this way. She said that your "buddy" will offer empathy to you and you also gain internal strength knowing that there is someone else in the same boat as you are.  Otherwise you feel really alone in your weight loss program.  She said that you should find someone that will support you in your weight loss goals and not one that will undermine you.

3 Questions To Ask Your Weight Loss Buddy
  1. How much weight do you want to lose?  This is about setting goals and knowing what each of you are working towards.
  2. Why did you gain the weight in the first place?  This helps you to identify what paths have led you to the weight gain. This can also help what has slipped you up in the past and might help your buddy to help keep you from slipping again in the future.
  3. What are your vices?  This will help your buddy identify potential pitfalls to your weight loss goals.
5 Buddy Plan Weight Loss Agreements
  1. I will call every night with my high and low - During this step you should tell your buddy what your high and low points of your day in relation to your weight loss goals. Did you snack on candy? That would be your low point. Did you pass up on birthday cake? That would be a high point. 
  2. I will exchange my daily meal plan the night before with my buddy and stick to it.
  3. I will text or or email my "hunger score" before I eat anything.  - A #1 hunger score would be that your really not hungry. A #2 hunger score would signify that you feel like you are starving!
  4. I will email 2 photos of your future goals. Maybe the pictures will be of that perfect dress that you used to fit into.  Or maybe an old photo of yourself back before you gained weight.
  5. As you lose weight you will throw away clothes that no longer fit.  When you throw away (or donate) your clothes that no longer fit you are making a declaration that "failure is not an option!"
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    1. Dr. Oz I am a 58 year old woman with Multiple Sclerosis and I desparately need a Buddy for the weight loss plan. I recently had an excerbation and I really need to loose weight. Please find me a Buddy. I live in the Chicago/Northwest Indiana area.


      Calvina Mason (

    2. Dr. Oz I have been diagnosed with several dieases, and desperately need a weight loss buddy. I live in OKC, OK. Will you still offer the one year with weight watchers for us, when you match me with someone. I have failed on my own so many times, it's so fustrating I don't know what to do anymore. Thanks in advance; charmer.

    3. Nice post about health and weight management.

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