The Drs: Dr Phil McGraw & New Years Resolutions
The Doctors took a closer look at how people make New Years resolutions, but too often don’t actually keep them. To help make sure you can make and stick to a New Years resolution, The Doctors welcomed Dr Phil McGraw to the show.
Dr Phil said he doesn’t think there’s anything different about January 1 compared to any other day of the year. He said the number one resolution people make is to lose weight, the second is to get more organized, number three is to spend less money, fourth is enjoy life, and fifth is to be fit and healthy. He pointed out that numbers one, four, and five have to do with health and fitness. He shared that half of people admit to making resolutions, while 92% of people fail.
He said people fail because “it’s a myth that you do this by willpower.” He said various things happen and the willpower goes away. He said you have to program yourself for success, saying “the difference between a dream and a goal is a timeline.” He said it starts with getting real, and realizing you’re not going to weigh what you weighed in high school, “unless you have something amputated.” He suggested setting a goal that is realistic and measurable. “Someday is not a day of the week,” he said.
The Drs: Dr Phil’s ‘The 20/20 Diet’
He also said there are seven steps you have to follow to get to any goal. He said too often, people say they want to lose weight, but they don’t program themselves for it or set their environments up for it. Dr Phil’s new book, The 20/20 Diet, is all about using the right mentality when it comes to achieving success. Dr Phil said he’s made a plan composing of 20 foods for 20 days. He broke it up into three phases, saying he guarantees you will get kick started “in a way you will not believe.”
Dr Phil said there’s emerging research that gives us hope that we can be more efficient in controlling our bodies. There are foods that may be thermogenic, meaning they help boost your metabolism and more effectively burn fat. There are foods that have a time release capability to them, which means they release across time in terms of your blood sugar so that you don’t get hungry later. He said you should never be hungry, which is often why people avoid diets. The 20/20 Diet really gets behind the psychology of eating and our problems of food.