Bonnie Matthews

Wellness Warrior, The Dr. Oz Show
Blog Posts

Joining Dr. Oz is a panel of experts from across the country, representing different medical disciplines, genders, and opinions. Together, they're creating a center for health and wellness information where no topic is off limits.

I am always looking for great ways to add lean protein into my diet. Fish and chicken are great sources that we all think about, but plant based grains such as freekeh and quinoa are also great...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness Warrior, Recipes on Thu 10/27/2011

Our bodies ebb and flow with our lives. They move with us when we are happy. They expand with us when we are sad. They are often a reflection of what is happening, inwardly and outwardly.

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Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness Warrior, Wellness on Thu 06/30/2011

Dear Colleen,

 

I want you to know that I believe in you. I believe that there is a young, strong and powerful woman inside of you that the world is anxious to know. I know this...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Fitness, Wellness Warrior, Wellness on Thu 04/21/2011

Am I absolutely out of my mind? I hosted my very first "Get Bon" Retreat for a group of women from all over the country who I've never met. They come to learn how to cook my healthy meals that...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Fitness, Wellness Warrior on Fri 03/25/2011

I have lifted my spirit out of the unhealthy world I once knew. I have created a new body in which to keep my spirit happier and healthier. Yet I still often slip back in my mind and think like...

Added to Fitness, Wellness on Mon 03/07/2011

I used to have panic attacks in elementary school during gym class. I remember standing in line for the 50 yard dash relay being so scared that my stomach hurt, my palms sweat, and my heart was...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet, Fitness, Wellness Warrior, Wellness on Thu 02/24/2011

Guys, what is it about 1 Thursday a year that gets the entire country on a plane, in a train, in a car, waiting in long lines with lots of extra baggage to go have a high-carb, high-calorie meal...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Wellness Warrior, Recipes, Holidays on Mon 11/29/2010

It’s the beginning of Thanksgiving week and here in Baltimore, the leaves are changing. It's a time to reflect and 'nest!’ Who doesn't love just laying around after a big meal, covered in blanket...

Added to Recipes, Holidays on Mon 11/22/2010

Fall is here! The farmer's markets are full of every kind of squash, pumpkin and root vegetable! I love them all! I've been a big fan of these delicious and healthy vegetables for quite some time...

Added to Diet, Wellness Warrior, Recipes on Thu 11/04/2010

How many times have you gone to the store and convinced yourself that you can fit into something that just was plainly too small? How many times have you struggled in the dressing room with a...

Added to Weight Loss, Wellness Warrior, Wellness on Thu 10/21/2010

I'm happy to report that my neighbor Brian is shrinking! Brian was originally 424 pounds, and now after just a short time he is 385 pounds! I have written 2 blogs about Brian and I working on his...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness Warrior, Wellness on Mon 09/27/2010

How many times have you said "Oh, I'll just start eating better on Monday." And then Monday rolls around and folks invite you out to have drinks after work, and the next thing you know there are...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness Warrior, Wellness on Wed 09/22/2010

This week, I'm filled with so many emotions and ideas; I can barely type fast enough. I have so much I want to say right now, I don't even know where to begin. I'm angry and overjoyed all at once...

Added to Weight Loss, Fitness, Wellness Warrior, Wellness on Mon 09/13/2010

Someone told me that the planet Mercury is in retrograde the whole month of August. That means that Mercury starts spinning in the opposite direction! That is incredible. Astrologers say that this...

Added to Weight Loss, Diet, Fitness, Wellness Warrior on Mon 08/23/2010

Summer tomatoes are at their peek right now at all the farmer's markets in Baltimore! I picked up some heirloom tomatoes and went right home to play with them. Heirloom tomatoes are older...

Added to Nutrition, Recipes on Mon 08/09/2010

I wrote my last blog about my neighbor Brian and I cooking together. I've had so much fun teaching him how to get healthier through foods that are yummy and fun to make! In the process he's gone...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness Warrior, Recipes on Tue 07/27/2010

"No subject is off the table," Dr. Oz said regarding my blog. I'm sharing a very personal blog today in hopes that someone else may wake up.

 

Like a lot of people, I've had my...

Added to Weight Loss, Sex and Relationships, Wellness Warrior on Tue 07/06/2010

It's 4:53 a.m.


I can't sleep. My body's clock is all confused. My doctor told me no gym and no physical work for 30 days. I'm devastated. I have a back injury which is a result from a...

Added to Fitness, Wellness, Illness Management on Tue 06/15/2010

I know what you are saying, "What is she talking about now, first she's got us eating green wheat freekeh and moong dal, now she's got us finding our wabi sabi zone?"

 

Wabi...

Added to Weight Loss, Wellness Warrior, Wellness on Wed 06/02/2010

The hardest part of being skinny to me is finding balance. It was almost easier being over 265 pounds, despite me being on my way to a heart attack. Time didn't matter. What I ate didn't matter....

Added to Weight Loss, Wellness Warrior, Wellness on Thu 05/27/2010

It's midnight...

 

I just took a shower.

Feeling somewhat restless in my head

So much I want to do

So much I want to accomplish

 

The...

Added to Weight Loss, Wellness Warrior, Wellness on Fri 05/07/2010

During the time I started this path of weight loss and wellness, I was also coming out of a 7 year relationship with my former partner. I was devastated with the breakup. It was unexpected. For...

Added to Weight Loss, Wellness Warrior on Mon 05/03/2010

This dish is really a mouthful of interesting flavors. It’s spicy with a hint of ginger, and slightly sweet because of the prunes. It's packed with protein, fiber and nutrients and is great to...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Wellness Warrior, Recipes on Thu 04/22/2010

I'm always looking for new things to play around with in my kitchen. I think I like the names of food just as much as the food itself! Take freekeh, for example. How can you not like a grain...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Wellness Warrior on Thu 04/22/2010

My local grocery store only has 1 aisle labeled as a "Natural Food" aisle. What does that say about the other 17 aisles? Unnatural? You guessed it. In order to be labeled “natural,” products...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness Warrior on Tue 04/06/2010

Dear Doctor Oz,

 

I want to personally thank you for making me a Wellness Warrior. You have enabled me to do exactly what I wanted to do, which is to share my weight-loss story...

Added to Fitness, Wellness Warrior, Wellness on Thu 04/01/2010

"Hey there I've been missing you! C'mon, just try me on for a little while. Please?" That's what my fat suit was telling me when I was out in Anaheim last week at The Natural Products Expo West. I...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Fitness, Wellness Warrior on Wed 03/24/2010

This is one of my favorite original recipes that is great year round. It's low-fat, flavorful and a big hit with guests! The variations on this recipe are endless!

 

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Added to Nutrition, Wellness Warrior, Recipes on Thu 03/04/2010

Folks, I got a lot of great feedback on the blog last week, so I'm continuing it this week.


Q:
How on earth are you able to stay away from sweets when they come from...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Fitness, Wellness Warrior on Thu 03/04/2010

Good morning folks! Many people have asked me some great questions about my 130 pound weight loss journey through facebook. I am sharing the answers here! Keep the questions coming!

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Added to Weight Loss, Fitness, Wellness Warrior, Wellness on Fri 02/26/2010

I truly believe for my own weight loss journey I had to wake myself up. I was in denial of who I had become. There was an incredible disconnect between who I thought I was, who I really was, and...

Added to Weight Loss, Wellness Warrior, Oz 100 on Mon 02/15/2010

Arm yourself with the right weapons to attack your weight loss goals carefully and safely. Be your own warrior. Be your own secret weapon! 

 

  1. Attitude:...
Added to Weight Loss, Fitness, Wellness Warrior on Thu 02/04/2010

Folks, I have a great recipe for you to try! Packed with flavors! Packed with protein and best of all – it’s meatless! This recipe can be made in just about 10 minutes and makes enough for a...

Added to Nutrition, Diet, Recipes on Fri 01/29/2010

That's what I call myself sometimes. Yeah, I know, funny right? Well, I have to laugh at myself because if I don't, who will? I felt like a gerbil in the beginning of my weight loss journey 2...

Added to Weight Loss, Fitness, Wellness Warrior on Thu 01/21/2010

A few weeks ago I got a new housemate named Jennifer. We didn't know each other before she moved in, but it was fate that brought us together. Well, that and a mutual friend on Facebook! When she...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness Warrior on Fri 01/15/2010

All week since my segment aired on The Dr. Oz Show I have heard such great feedback from viewers. Thank you for all your positivity! I am going to do my best to give you encouragement each week so...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, Wellness Warrior on Thu 01/07/2010

Three years ago I never thought I'd be writing my first blog as a Wellness Warrior for Dr. Oz's website. Three years ago I could barely run to the plane. I could barely do a push up. I was over...

Added to Nutrition, Weight Loss, Diet, The Dr. Oz Show, Wellness Warrior on Thu 12/17/2009