Dr Oz: Family Lost 380 Pounds
Dr. Oz shared that a family lost 380 pounds and they credit their weight loss to being inspired by the show. The father, Ed, shared that he lost 140 pounds, the son, Kyle lost 90 pounds, and the mother, Lori, lost 150 pounds.
Lori explained that she was overweight her entire life and never felt like she fit in. She felt ugly and worthless and said her self esteem was very low. Ed said he’d also been overweight his entire life and after he got out of school and got married, he soon became obese. His weight was affecting his health, and he was experiencing a lot of hip and knee pain. Kyle explained that he was an overweight kid for most of his life, and it was both psychologically and physically difficult. He looked into a mirror and saw someone he didn’t want to be.
Two and a half years ago, Lori weighed 289 pounds, and about four years ago Ed hit his heaviest weight at 310. Ed started the healthy lifestyle change, and he said his wife is a big fan of Dr. Oz, and they would watch it together. They got advice off the show as well as recipes that they could do in their everyday life to help them be healthier. They would often plan out a week’s worth of meals to figure out what would be best for them health-wise, but also taste good.
Dr Oz: How Family Lost Almost 400 Pounds
In the beginning they ate chicken and fish, but then about a year ago she and her husband decided to follow a vegan diet full of a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. She joined the gym that Kyle belonged to. They would walk on the treadmill while watching Dr. Oz, which gave them the motivation to keep going. When she first started walking on the treadmill, she could only walk about 15 minutes, which means she would make it to about the first commercial break. Little by little, she added time, until she was watching the full hour while walking.
They now believe that if you work as a team you can accomplish anything and they’ve now turned their lives completely around. Dr. Oz welcomed Lori, Ed, and Kyle to his show, and they all looked absolutely incredible. Dr. Oz said he gets his inspiration from them, and showed a picture of the family a little while back, before they lost the weight. Lori said she sees people who were going through life, not enjoying it, and they had a lot of health problems.
Dr Oz: Overweight Teenager Becomes Body Builder
Ed said he’s a lucky man, and his son is now a body builder. Kyle explained that they helped each other out when it came to discipline. He said when he saw body builders as a teenager, it was only in his dreams. He remembered his goal every day and he stuck to it.
The family then surprised Dr. Oz with a loaf of their homemade bread. Lori explained that she makes her own whole wheat bread at home so that she knows everything that is going into it. It’s made with whole wheat flour, flax meal, and agave nectar as well as unsweetened apple. Their other gift was the jeans Lori used to wear at her heaviest weight. She could now easily fit into one pant leg, so because she didn’t need them, she wanted to give them to Dr. Oz.
Dr Oz: Bread Machine Whole Wheat Bread Recipe Ingredients
- 1 1/8 C warm water
- 2 tbsp agave nectar
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
- 3 C whole-wheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp vital wheat gluten
- 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1 1/2 tsp bread-machine yeast
Dr Oz: Bread Machine Whole Wheat Bread Recipe Directions
- Add all liquid ingredients to bread-machine pan.
- Add the dry ingredients as listed.
- Set bread machine to light crust, 1 1/2-lb loaf size and basic setting.
- When done, slice and serve.