just like the famed talk show host, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil is
neither a nutritionist nor a dietician. He is infact a motivational and
self- improvement speaker. But he does tackle the pressing issue of
weight loss quite well.
further divides each
into two to come up with the top four reasons why you fail in losing
weight. Dr Phil's diet handles two of these reasons superbly.
How Does Dr Phil Diet Work?
This diet is designed around what are
the 7 keys to weight loss.
These are namely
1. Right thinking for self
control 2. Healing feelings 3. No fail environment 4. Mastery over food and
impulse eating 5. High response cost high
yield nutrition 6. Intentional exercise 7. Circle of support
Central in Dr Phil McGraw's diet is the mindset of the participant in
the program. Some quarters have referred to Dr Phil Diet as a mind
game. The food plan and inclusion of exercise in the program is the
widely accepted way to loose weight.
However the failure of many weight
loss programs is lack of addressing the patients' attitude during
weight loss. Reducing weight is a daunting challenge and both strength
of mind and presence of mind are required for success.
other forms of success requires the right mental attitude. All
significant successes are always accompanied by change in lifestyle,
whether career or business success. Likewise a diet prepares you for
this change by changing your paradigm concerning foods and obesity
Phil Diet covers this gap quite well. He aims to
position your mind to understand that this will be a long challenge
with ups and downs but if you stick with it you will achieve your ideal
is with interest that you will realize that Dr Phil Diet is
based on the classic balanced diet. This balanced diet has evolved into
the food pyramid, infact he does have his own food pyramid, which is
essentially the FDA's Food Pyramid. The term High response cost/High
yield nutrition is similar to the term Glycemic Index. Both are
commonly used weight loss tool.
this diet includes a conscious effort to exercise. A dieting
regime that excludes exercising is often not sustainable. Physical work
is the natural way of inducing a calorie deficiency and use up extra
body fat. The diet encourages vigorous exercising for at least 20
minutes for a minimum of three days in a week. However apart from this weight loss exercises
does not seem to be a central theme.
So is Dr Phil Diet a Revolution?
This famous diet has
the advantage of being independent, individual and non-restrictive.
Using Dr Phil Diet you can eat nearly anything healthy, provided you
watch your portion as opposed to restricting you to some
Diet tackles the motivational part of dieting quite well; the food
planning is also good. However the lack of exercises being central and
more elaborate may weaken the program for some particular types of
Dr Phil Diet being a revolution . . .
. . this diet recommends what has been suggested for years by health
agencies- lifestyle or habitual changes for permanent weight loss. It
is indeed the better of the celebrity diets out there. Its
recommendations are quite sound. Infact it beats most other diets for a
wide profile of individuals.
it does bring some breath of fresh air
in the weight loss industry.
is important that you note that Dr Phil has included several issues
rarely tackled by most weight loss programs. But when it comes to
losing body fat permanently you will have to Go Beyond Calories.
To do this you will need to do two things. Just two things to get a
flat stomach or even a six pack. These two are...
content is reviewed periodically and is subject to
change as new information on weight loss becomes
available. The information is intended for
educational purposes only. Please
consult your healthcare provider before beginning
any kind of weight loss program