Get Naked!

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!

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!


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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