I never get to watch TV during the day, but for some reason a few weeks ago, I was home. I turned on The Dr. Oz Show.
Don’t get me wrong, I follow him and think he has a lot of good information to share. In fact as a holistic practitioner, he has really helped get alternative health views into the mainstream. Yay!
But (and this is a big BUT) I just couldn’t believe what I was watching…a magic bullet for weight loss? Dr. Oz interviewed a drug company that has developed the next weight loss drug after Fen Phen. ( Like didn’t that drug cause heart problems?). The new drug is called Qnexa . It claims to curb cravings and even change the way food tastes.
I tried to blow off my feelings because who wants to diss Dr. Oz, right? He is considered the all knowing when it comes to wellness. I do have to remind myself that he is a cardiologist, and he means well, but when it comes to nutrition, I can get a little fired up.
During the show he actually seemed positive about this new drug. What he said is that it gets those people who can’t lose weight a little jump start. That way they have some success and want to keep going. This will lead to a healthy life.
I ended up watching this episode again and realized that Dr. Oz was giving America the opportunity to make a choice. Quick fix OR work hard, dig way deep, and solve the problem.
Click to watch the episode: The New Silver Bullet for Weight Loss
Episode Part 1
Episode Part II
This question is often asked: “So Lisa, in your opinion, what’s the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off?”
Well, we know about the exercise, eating right (clean), using portion control, etc… but do you want to know what trumps all of that?
Dr. Christiane Northrup, highly acclaimed physician and author, was right on when she states that you can try everything; any magic bullet, even work at it with natural ways to lose weight, but how you FEEL about yourself is # 1. If you work on that first, work hard, get through all the crap, then losing weight or just maintaining weight loss or a healthy weight is effortless.
Putting it all together is hard work, I mean crazy hard work, but it’s doable. As long as you believe in yourself and trust your body, you are gold in my opinion.
How do you feel about this magic (silver) bullet? What are your thoughts about the connection between your self-esteem and health?
Weigh in below with your comment.
(I’m dying to know what you think).