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Oprah Diet

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BACKGROUND Start the Diet Now Advertisement

For most people, the trials and tribulations of dieting and weight loss are worked out behind the scenes, in the comfort of their own home. There are few people you have to answer to, and rarely does anyone talk about it. However, for Oprah Winfrey, she has had to play out the battle with her weight on an international stage for more than two decades. It has served as an inspiration to many, but also given her the motivation to triumph over her weight once and for all.

Over the years, Oprah has tried a number of weight loss programs, and thus made these brands very popular.

Over the past few decades, Oprah Winfrey has been the voice of our struggles, fears, celebrations and milestones. With her own very public battle with her weight, she has also inspired us to become more healthy - physically, mentally and spiritually.

With her pulse on the latest in health news and her connection to the nation's premiere health and weight loss experts, Oprah continues to inform and motivate us to be the healthiest we can be.

Here are Oprah's main health gurus and the plans that they endorse:

Bob Greene's Best Life Diet: Oprah's fitness guru and dear friend has stood by her side through all of her weight ups and downs. This no-gimmich health coach discusses the importance of developing a healthy relationship with food and exercise, two benchmarks for a happy and healthy lifestyle. Creator of The Best Life and The Total Body Makeover, Greene's philosophy is a lifestyle approach that includes sound eating, positive thinking and consistent and enjoyable exercise.

Dr. Oz's YOU On a Diet: One of the most recognizable doctors, Dr. Oz and his partner, Dr. David Roizen, have co-authored the bestsellers: YOU on a Diet and The RealAge diet. Dr. Oz's approach combines the best of Western medicine with the mind-body approach of the East. He focuses on a whole-foods diet, a regular exercise program and yoga. Dr. Oz's female-tailored health recommendations discuss the latest in beauty trends and anti-aging secrets.

Quantum Wellness: Oprah followed this vegan eating and lifestyle program for 21 days as a way to detox and impart less harm on the earth. Created by Kathy Freston, a New York Times bestselling author, Quantum Wellness encourages you to tackle the eight pillars of wellness in order to improve your quality of life. These eight pillars are: meditation, visualization, self-work, conscious eating, exercise, service, fun and spiritual practice. The result is a healthier and more centered you and a happier planet.

PRO
  • Oprah's popularity lets her message be seen and heard by millions
  • All diets are grounded in sound health practices
  • All programs are long-term solutions to health
  • Takes into account the emotionality of our relationship to food and exercise
CON
  • Give up tempting and favored foods
  • Oprah tends to yo-yo diet like so many others
  • Oprah always seems to be chasing the next big diet
DIET and NUTRITION

While all of the specific diets that Oprah endorses are different, they share commonality in their approach to eating more whole-foods, amd a balanced and less-processed diet. Greene and Dr. Oz's eating plans include lean meats, while Quantum Wellness is a meat and dairy-free eating plan.

Recipes are given, as well as nutrition information on which foods you should be eating more of and which foods you should stay away from in each book.

EXERCISE

Exercise is an integral component to any of these healthy lifestyle program, and one that Oprah embraces. Since Bob Greene is a fitness trainer, his programs tend to feature more detailed information on the specific kinds of exercise such as cardio workouts and resistance-training routines.

While many popular diets don't endorse yoga as a form of cardiovascular and muscle-building workout, Dr. Oz's programs do. Dr. Oz supports practicing yoga as a form of comprehensive physical activity and as a way to reduce stress.

CONCLUSION

As Oprah has traveled the road to health with her many public ups and downs, she has also inspired us to be honest with ourselves about our own battles with our weight and motivated us to make the necessary long-term changes to yield a healthy body, mind and spirit. Dr. Oz, Bob Greene and Kathy Freston are three health experts who, over the years, Oprah has turned to for the latest in diet, health, and wellness news and research. Although all three of these experts vary in their styles and programs they all endorse a long-term plan for health that includes physical, mental and spiritual health.

Common Misspellings

Oprah's Deit, Bob Green Diet, Oprah's Best Life, Oprah Diets, Best Life Diet, Quantum Wellness, Dr. Oz Diet


Related Diets: Bob Greene's Bestlife, Dr. Oz YOU On A Diet, Quantum Wellness, Total Body Makeover, Oprah 21 Day Cleanse, Rachael Ray Diet, The Whole Foods Diet, Dr. Phils Ultimate Weight Solution, FitFlops


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Carolina

Oprah has a thyroid problem which has caused her to put her weight back on. If you learn nothing else from her- Bob Greene's Best Life will teach how to eat and live a healthier lifestyle.

posted Mar 25th, 2008 3:25 pm


Dina

I agree with Sara - Oprah hasn't exactly "solved" her weight problem - these days she seems to be "fat" again - guess Bob Green is spending to much time on her gardens to work out with her now.!!

posted Mar 25th, 2008 3:22 pm


Sara

but Oprah is fat-thin-fat-thin and fat again.. why would you trust her diet?????

posted Mar 5th, 2008 5:53 pm


Rochelle C

everything oprah touches turns to gold, so i"m all about this


heavyXpo238

Oprah and Bob make a great team for bestlife diet. it's a great program that isn't too strict



 

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