Dr Oz: Woman Lost 160 Pounds
Dr. Oz was talking about weight loss heroes who lost half their body weight, and wanted to talk about Jayme, an emotional eater who started at 304 pounds. Jayme shared that she was always the heavy kid growing up and it always bothered her, so to make her feel better, she ate. The worse she felt about herself, the more she ate. A stressful job and a breakup sent her weight to over 300 pounds. She said her breaking point came when her sister asked her to be her maid of honor and it brought out every fear and insecurity she had. She didn’t want to let her sister down, so she committed to finally lose the weight and that’s exactly what she did.
Jayme lost 160 pounds and says she’s in the best shape of her life. Jayme said she did it the hard way, but the right way, and it certainly paid off. She looks amazing! Jayme shared that she told everyone she was starting her weight loss journey so that she could have the support she knew would help. She also discovered a love for running and started slow. She said she did intervals and would run for only two minutes and now she’s working her way up to running 13 miles.
Dr Oz: How To Stop Emotional Eating
Dr. Oz wanted Jayme to explain how she used her microwave to shed the pounds and share her tips for using portion control to curb emotional eating. She said every Sunday she would go and buy the food she knew she would need for the week and would spend the day preparing the food and portioning it into bags. Then she would throw them into her fridge or freezer. That way when the day came to eat the meal, all she had to do was put it in the microwave and she was ready to go.
Jayme said she would always eat until she was stuffed and never knew the right portions. She explained that she would make 3-4 ounces per serving of a protein, and then about 2 cups of fresh or frozen vegetables, and then a cup of fruit. She also shared that on Sundays she would make a huge batch of steel cut oats and pre-portion it using muffin tins, then throw them into the freezer. Every morning, all she had to do was take out a portion of the steel cut oats, put it into a bowl, add a serving of fruit, put it in the microwave for a couple minutes, and she was ready to go.
Dr Oz: Food Prep & Portion Control
For her carbohydrates, she liked to enjoy brown rice or a sweet potato. She really likes to use pre-portioned brown rice cups that cook in the microwave in just a minute. Finally, she would use coconut oil or olive oil, just a couple tablespoons at a time, to cook her food and add some extra flavoring.
She explained that a typical plate for her might be 3-4 ounces of chicken, 2 cups of broccoli, and a half a sweet potato. Dr. Oz said the biggest change was the emotional part, and Jayme said she’s never felt happier. She said she wouldn’t be where she is today without the tools she used to lose weight and the support she had along the way. Jayme’s success is truly inspiring.