Dr Oz: Fat In A Thin Family
Dr Oz said if you feel like the heaviest person in the room, it can be hard not to compare yourself to everyone else. A woman named Shaina turned to Dr Oz for help after constantly calling herself the only fat person in a thin family. Shaina said she’s been the fat girl all her life, and always noticed that she looked different than her mother and sister who are both thin. She was so sure she was adopted when she was younger because she always looked so different than her sister. Her mom is a size zero, her sister is a size four, and “on a good day” she’s a size 14.
Plus, her mom and sister can seemingly eat whatever they want and not gain weight. Whenever they eat together, they’ll say to her, “Are you sure you want to eat all that?” which will lead her to eat more in private. She said she truly feels that under the weight is a beautiful, thin and fit person ready to come out.
Dr Oz: CRP Number & Inflammation
Shaina said it’s isolating to be the only person in your family that needs to go on a diet, because you have to go at it alone. She explained that it can be really discouraging to lose 10 pounds and still be 50 pounds heavier than her sister, who is nine months pregnant. She’ll hit a plateau, get frustrated, and then go right back to her old ways.
Dr Oz walked Shaina to the Truth Tube and told her some good news, which is that she’s generally in good health. He said there was only one number that he wanted to focus on, which was her C-Reactive Protein (CRP). He explained that there’s a way we look at inflammation in the body, and CRP is supposed to be less than one. Shaina’s was 16.2, which means “there’s a flame raging inside of her.” The good news is that the number is reversible with a lifestyle change.
Dr Oz: Elvis Duran Weight Loss Motivation
Shaina said she sees pictures of herself and doesn’t want to believe it’s her. She knows that she’s only 30 years old and has heart disease in her family, so it’s now or never. Dr Oz said that he found a very familiar face to serve as Shaina’s mentor: Elvis Duran. The syndicated radio show host has always been candid about his weight. He’s been the fat guy in a thin industry, so he knows what Shaina is going through.
Elvis joined the show and said to Shaina, “Let’s do this.” He told Shaina that she was beautiful and explained that she should never let her weight problem define who she is. Elvis ended up having a bariatric procedure and lost 60 pounds, but he still has to make the right decisions to eat the right things. Elvis had a plan to help people lose weight, when no one else around them needs to.
Can you relate to Shaina? Could you afford to lose a few pounds while everyone around you seems to be thinner and happier?