Now that I have your attention, I’m going to share with you some things I’ve learned from Dr. Oz at the beginning of my weight-loss journey. These things really helped me realize that it was time to lose weight and get healthy!
This is one of Dr. Oz’s “YOU tests.” Stand in front of a mirror naked; for 2 reasons!
- Realize your goal of a healthy weight – not fashion model magazine weight, not feather weight, but a healthy weight! I’m not saying I want your belly to look like 4 gallons of melted ice cream, but get closer to your ideal weight – in both an emotional and physical sense.
- Really look at your body. Draw an outline of your body shape (both front and side views.) Afterwards have a close friend look at the shape you drew and tell you honestly if that’s what your body looks like! This is just a quality control check to make sure you have an accurate self body image. This might be the first time you’ve ever had to articulate things about what your body looks like, and that is good!
Another important thing I learned from Dr. Oz is the ideal waist size for a woman is 32 1/2 inches. Once you hit 37 inches, the dangers to your health increase. For men the ideal is 35 inches and the dangers to your health increase at 40 inches. So grab those tape measures and measure your waist size; it’s a matter of your health!
As Dr. Oz always says, it’s not about your weight; it’s about your waist size! I’ve learned all these things from Dr. Oz, and I’m just passing them on to you in hopes they will inspire you to get healthy like I did.