Fat 2 Fit #123 – Dr. Oz Jumps the Shark

Written on April 9, 2011 – 4:32 pm | by Russ Turley

On the Web Report, we discuss a recent Dr. Oz show that has Russ convinced the good doctor has “jumped the shark”. This term, of course, refers to the moment on the popular TV show Happy Days. Fonzie actually jumps a shark on water skis and marked the down turn of that show. The episode of the Dr. Oz show now contains such a moment. On a recent show about the HcG diet, the doctor/host did not challenge the utter BS that proponents of this diet were spewing. He actually says on the show, about the HcG diet, “this is something I’m excited about”.  *Jaw hits floor*  Listen in for more on the story. Also, Jeff shares an article from Reader’s Digest containing 50 habits of naturally slim people. Jeff clues us in on five of them. See if you are living the life of a slim person.

Natalie writes in that she’s been losing weight a little too fast so he upped her calories to slow it down. She’s doesn’t want to eat as many calories as we recommend. Jeff has some great advice for her about avoiding starvation mode, restarting your metabolism. He also has some NEW tips for remembering if you need to eat more. Alex wrote in, as well as many others, to have us check their calories. We created the BMR calculator so you could actually see what our advice would be. Alex doesn’t believe it and meanwhile he’s eating the same number of calories that Jeff eats, while being almost 200 pounds more. Finally, Jeff tackles a PS from Tyler. He asked Jeff to “science out” on the popular weight loss product Sensa. It’s a good one.

Links Mentioned in the Show:
Body Fat Scale
BMR Calculator
50 Weight Loss Secrets
HcG Diet Fact Vs. Fiction

Recipe of the Week:
Nachos Lightened Up – From listener Kristi

Motivational Quote:
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin

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  1. 2 Responses to “Fat 2 Fit #123 – Dr. Oz Jumps the Shark”

  2. By Jon on Apr 15, 2011 | Reply

    Hi everybody! (Or is everybody on the Facebook page?)

    When should I start considering plateau-breaking strategies? After two weeks of no weight loss? A month? In other words, when is a plateau really a plateau and not just a lack of patience on my part?

    I realize there’s likely no definite time frame, I’m just looking for a ballpark guideline for when it’s time to consider raising my calories to my maintenance level for a while to break out.

    I’m going to listen to show #45 again but I don’t remember if it specifically mentioned *when* you should start considering plateau-breaking strategies.


  3. By Bonnie on Apr 30, 2011 | Reply

    Hey guys,
    Just had to pass on kudos for debunking Dr. Oz’s dangerous endorsements of the HCG diet and other unproven alternatives. I, too, have enjoyed his early books and thought him reputable. His latest ventures into woo-woo and unfounded strategies is just sad at best and dangerous at worst. I have very much enjoyed your sound advice and information all along. But, this raises my esteem of you even more. PLEASE keep up the great work. It is much appreciated.


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