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Teen Tries to Lose 70 Pounds by Prom on the Rachael Ray Show

Tune in this Friday, September 24 to the Rachael Ray Show and meet, Christina, an overweight teenager who is on an inspirational mission to lose 70 pounds by prom of this school year.

Over the course of the show’s season, Rachael Ray will chronicle Christina’s efforts to take control of her life and finally reach a place where she can love and accept herself. It’s a raw look into a life filled with heartbreak, courage, and honest emotion that lets you experience a new chapter of her world every Friday.

Childhood obesity is a growing problem. An estimated 25 percent of American kids under the age of 19 are obese, a figure that has doubled in the past 30 years. The Rachael Ray Show is doing its part to create awareness of childhood obesity and show the emotional, physical and mental challenges that millions of children in this country face every day.

Plus, find out how to become part of the online community where you can share your stories and offer support.

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September 20th, 2010

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Hi Christina,
I know what a difficult time you must be going through trying to lose weight and dealing with your emotions.I too have a rough time with food. There is a wonderful program that you can check out online. The adress is Just check it out and keep an openmind. There are helpful people on there that can teach you why we eat the way we do and what STEPS we can take to start a healthy lifestyle.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the e-mail above.
Good luck to you Christina and God Bless

posted Feb 4th, 2011 3:44 pm

Cynthia Taaffe

I work with Dr's that are helping their patient and pediatricians helping children lose wt with nutrtion . Herbalife nutrition giving your body everything it needs to balance . It pains me watching this child upset because she is eating lettuce I eat healthy and do herbalife I lost 35lbs and 27 inches in two months that was 2 years ago and have kept it off. I dont have to deprive myself from eating. We dont have the nutrtion in our food as we used to . This is cellular nutrition for your body. wellness.

posted Nov 19th, 2010 5:44 pm


After watching the segment on Rachael Ray, I really felt that this family could benefit from some therapy sessions together, to learn how stronger dynamics and healthier communication could help Christina towards her weight loss goals. I posted this on the show's message board, but the show doesn't seem to want the family to receive this recommendation, as no matter how I phrase or contextualize it, it keeps getting bumped from the message boards! Maybe this is a forum through which the family can get the recommendation?

posted Sep 24th, 2010 7:36 pm


It's nice to see a teenage girl who seems to understand the importance of a healthy weight. Note, I didn't say "being skinny" I really appreciate her motives...

posted Sep 20th, 2010 12:31 pm


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