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The Flexitarian Diet on Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag

Anna and Kristina's Grocery BagTune in to Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag on the Oprah Winfrey Network on Tuesday, May 3 for recipes that are part of a flexitarian diet. A flexitarian diet is an approach to eating that cuts back on meat consumption, but doesn’t eliminate it completely. This diet particularly appeals to people who would like to be vegetarian for environmental reasons, but find going completely meatless too big a challenge.

Anna and Kristina test out recipes from The Flexitarian Table: Inspired, Flexible Meals for Vegetarians, Meat Lovers, and Everyone in Between, a cookbook by Peter Berley. The Flexitarian Table promises to offer solutions for families that have both staunch vegetarians and meat lovers. Will beans really make a good substitute for lamb? Watch to find out!


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Angela and Nicolle’s X-Weighted Journey on OWN

Tune-in to the Oprah Winfrey Network this Tuesday, April 26 for the Angela and Nicolle’s story on X-Weighted. The Canadian weight loss reality show follows individuals as they seek to change their lives by shedding pounds and gaining confidence. The struggle isn’t always easy and X-Weighted takes an honest and sometimes even brutal look at the trials of dieting. Each episode follows an individual or family’s story.

In Tuesday’s episode is about Angela and Nicolle, two radio announcers who love to make wisecracks and joke around on air. As much fun as they have at work, they’re leading sedentary lives that lead to some serious weight gain. Nicolle is 35 years old and starts with a weight of 295 pounds. Angela is 33 year old and starts with a weight of 223.5 pounds. In this episode from season one, they team up to shed some weight and turn their lives around.


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Kendra’s X-Weighted Journey on OWN

X-WeightedTune-in to the Oprah Winfrey Network this afternoon, Monday, April 25 for the reality weight loss series X-Weighted. The Canadian show follows individuals as they seek to change their lives by shedding pounds and gaining confidence. As anyone who’s tried to lose weight knows, the struggle isn’t always easy, and X-Weighted takes an honest and sometimes even brutal look at the struggles of dieting. Each episode follows an individual’s personal journey or a family’s story.

Monday’s episode will follow Kendra, a 27-year-old mother of three. At nearly 200 pounds, Kendra’s weight is a source of strain in her marriage. Her husband accuses her of being lazy and unmotivated, which feeds into secretive binge eating. To break free of this cycle, she will have to learn how to curb her emotional eating and improve her overall diet.


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600 Pound Mom on OWN

oprah winfrey NetworkTune in to the Oprah Winfrey Network on Tuesday, April 12 to see Dominique’s story. Dominique is a 600 pound woman, who has six daughters. Her children are worried for her health and life, because she is so heavy that she can no longer leave her own home.

The whole family hopes that Dominique will undergo weight-loss surgery, but her current weight is too high for even this treatment. She must first lose 112 pounds to qualify for the surgery. This reality segment will follow Dominique as she struggles to lose the weight and save her life.


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“Addicted to Food” Premiers on OWN

Addicted to Food Premier on OWNTune into OWN tonight to catch the premier episode of Addicted to Food, a new docu-series that follows the stories of eight patients with eating disorders. They will undergo treatment for 42 days at Shades of Hope Treatment Center near Abilene, Texas. The patients suffer from a variety of food-related problems, including bulimia, compulsive eating and binge eating.

Shades of Hope will dig deep to get at the underlying problems these people face, and the facility also specializes in treating patients with multiple addictions. Their therapist, Tennie McCarty, will work to help them understand the underlying causes of their eating disorders, whether drug-related, physical, emotional or sexual. She takes a tough-love approach that some may find unconventional. Confronting these issues may be difficult and painful, but it can also help them break free of devastating cycles of addiction.

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