Transformation Nation: Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation? Find answers to the most frequently asked questions below.

Transformation Nation: Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Oz, Weight Watchers and Sharecare have partnered to create Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation: Million Dollar You, a life-changing contest to get America healthy. You are invited to join Dr. Oz and a powerful team of health professionals to tackle the seven key steps to weight loss and healthy living. 

Participants who complete all 7 steps of the plan and meet all eligibility requirements will compete to become a finalist. Specific requirements for the contest are specified in the Official Rules. The public will vote for the most transformed and inspirational finalist. The winner will receive $1 million and a trip for two to attend a live taping of The Dr. Oz Show featuring the winner.

Please see the Official Rules for further details.


How can I participate?

Register after September 26th, 2011 at! If you already have a Sharecare account, join the plan by clicking the Transformation Nation link on your profile page. 

Participants will kick off the plan with the Ultimate Health Quiz, where you can get an overview of your healthy habits. Next, you will be asked to conquer the 7 key steps: Tell a friend; Official weigh-in/calculate your BMI; See a Doctor; Learn your family's health history; Get more sleep; Assess your stress; Start new fitness habits. Finally, you will be asked to demonstrate what you learned with the Health IQ Quiz.

Watch this video and walk through the 7 key steps, including a special message from Oprah Winfrey.

Why are the 7 steps important and why do I have to complete them?

Dr. Oz and an elite team of health professionals have determined 7 important factors that affect your health. Based on research, each of the 7 areas of health can impact longevity, disease states and health risks. In order to qualify for Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation: Million Dollar You contest, and compete for the $1 million prize, each of the 7 steps must be properly completed. You are not required to complete these steps in any particular order.


Who is eligible to win the $1 million prize?

Prizes associated with Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation: Million Dollar You contest are available only to residents of the United States and D.C. (excluding Maine) who are 18 years of age (or the age of legal majority in that individual's state of residence) or older as of the start of the contest. 

To be eligible for the $1 million prize, users must successfully complete all 7 steps of Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation: Million Dollar You, including two verified weigh-ins at a participating Weight Watchers location. The Weight Watchers verified weigh-ins must demonstrate a 10% or greater weight loss or achievement/maintenance of a healthy BMI between 18.5 and 24.9. 

Please see the Official Rules for further details.

What is the deadline for entry?

The deadline for entry into the contest for the $1 million prize is 4/9/12. You must have registered and entered your initial and final Weight Watchers verified weights into your Transformation Nation profile by this date to be eligible. Please note that you must obtain an initial Weight Watchers verified weigh-in by 2/26/12, and a final Weight Watchers verified weigh-in between 4/2/12 and 4/9/12.

When will the winner of the $1 million be announced?

The winner will be announced on The Dr. Oz Show on Wednesday 5/23/12. Information on the winner will be available for viewing at beginning 5/24/12 through 8/31/12. 


Please see the Official Rules for further details.

To view additional information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Existing Users:
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Why do I need to update my password?
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