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Jennifer Hudson’s Weight Loss on Oprah

Oprah WinfryWe all know Jennifer Hudson got down to a size six on Weight Watchers, but how did she really do it? Tune in to Oprah this Thursday, February 10, to get all the details behind her weight-loss transformation.

Weight Watchers is an extremely flexible diet plan that doesn’t count out any food if you eat in moderation, but we’ve been wondering about some of the details. Did Hudson stick to veggies and fruit, or did she use her points on fattier foods? Did she try the new Weight Watchers PointsPlus program? How did she work out? Plus, Hudson has a special premiere performance in store for the audience and viewers at home.

Check your local listings for show times.

Harpo Staffers Take a Vegan Challenge on The Oprah Show

OprahTune in this Tuesday, February 1st, to The Oprah Show to see Oprah and 378 of her staff members try a vegan diet for one week. They won’t be eating any meat or other animal products for a whole week, while Oprah explores the meaning of eating animals.

Lisa Ling takes a trip to a beef processing plant, to take a close look at where our meat really comes from. Will her discoveries be reassuring or disgusting? To also help viewers understand the food industry, Oprah welcome back Michael Pollen, author and food expert.


Healthy Recipe Making on the OWN Network

Tune in this Wednesday, January 19 to Oprah’s OWN Network to learn healthy tricks of the trade from some of Oprah’s favorite chefs.

On Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love, you’ll get to explore how to find hidden health in recipes like low calorie pizza, turkey cheeseburgersand tequila-lime shrimp. Oprah’s beloved Chef Art Smith will be showing you how to turn decadent and calorie-laden foods like pizza and burgers into tantalizing creations that are as delicious as they are healthy. (more…)

Dr. Oz Introduces 11 Weeks to Health Program

Dr. Mehmet Oz, better known simply as Dr. Oz, seems to have turned into “America’s Doctor.” Oprah’s authority on health has brought tons of invaluable knowledge to daytime viewers of his show. Last week, Dr. Oz unveiled his new project, the “11 Weeks to Move It and Lose It” program. From the sounds of it, the program is pretty ambitious in its attempts to get people into shape.

Teaming up with Sharecare and the Nike SPARQ Training Network, Dr. Oz is offering an interactive 11-week program. The comprehensive program offers diet and fitness tools and a coaching program to help you meet your weight loss goals, but what really sets this program apart is the daily interaction users have with their elite training team of fitness and nutrition experts. (more…)

Dr. Oz’s Five Things You Need to Do in 2011 on the Oprah Show

Tune in this Thursday, January 13 to the Oprah Show when Dr. Oz tells you what five things you need to do in 2011 to be healthy.

America’s favorite doctor made his mark by appearing on the Oprah Show a few years ago. Since then, Dr. Oz has developed his own show, the Dr. Oz Show, but he continues to make appearances on the Oprah Show, especially when a health issue hits center stage. On this episode, Dr. Oz gives you his five must-do’s in order to save your life. Plus, learn about the thing you need to in order to lose weight this year. (more…)

Oprah Launches New OWN Network

Even though this may be Oprah Winfrey’s last year hosting her Emmy-award-winning Oprah Show, the queen of talk show is not slowing down. In January, Oprah will officially launch her OWN network, which appropriately stands for the Oprah Winfrey Network.

The network’s premiere kicks off with all the feel-good and expert fanfare you would expect from the lady who is responsible for making many of our now beloved lifestyle coaches famous, including Dr. Oz, Suze Orman and Dr. Phil. In fact, the premiere of OWN will feature all three of these impressive figures on one stage in a four-part special, beginning on Sunday, January 2. This amazing team  is ready to answer questions about your relationship, health, body and your finances. (more…)

We Love Evol Burritos

Finding healthy snacks foods can be tricky. My kids come home from school ravenous and ready to eat anything that doesn’t move, but finding a food that a) is healthy enough to make me happy, and b) yummy enough to make them happy is, c) a tall order to fill. I was recently sent a selection of Evol frozen mini burritos. Evol is Love spelled backwards, and love is what I feel for these bites of yummy goodness.

Tom Speir and Brendan Synnott, two of the founders of Bear Naked granola, discovered these all natural burritos that were being  sold on the side of a mountain to climbers. Impressed by the flavor and quality of the burritos, they created a partnership with the creator, Phil Anson. Made with fresh ingredients, including free range chicken, whole wheat tortillas, and house made chorizo, these burritos have been profiled in Oprah, Vegetarian Times, Hungry Girl and Shape, and were voted Best Burrito by Men’s Health magazine.


Lululemon, Nike, A Course in Weight Loss and Beecher’s Mac and Cheese Amongst Oprah’s Favorite Things

Where as Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music prefers the simple things in life, like rain drops on roses and warm woolen mittens, Oprah prefers the fabulous, and she also likes sharing. That’s great for the approximately 300 guests in her studio audience today, as they’re going home with the most fabulous bundle of gifts the talk-show host has ever given away. Friday’s Oprah’s Ultimate Favorite Things (with a second audience receiving these gifts in a special episode today) is a farewell to this popular annual segment, as she enters the final half of her 25th, and final, season.

With more than 20 items on the list, including a cruise, jewelry, and one of our favorite organizations, KIVA, we were glad to see a few items that will help motivate people to get in shape. We thought you health-conscious individuals might enjoy them, too. And while we can’t give them away in a confetti- and shriek-filled party, we can point you where to find to them. (more…)

Portia de Rossi Opens Up About Her Eating Disorder

Portia de Rossi on OprahPortia de Rossi discussed her eating disorder on Oprah yesterday, admitting that she once restricted herself to as little as 300 calories per day. The interview comes in hand with the release of de Rossi’s new book about her struggles with anorexia and bulimia, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain.

“It wasn’t that I was proud of it, but it was certainly a recognition of my self-control,” the actress told Oprah. “I definitely had some amazing will-power to get down to 82 pounds.”


Portia de Rossi on The Oprah Show

This show will re-air on Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

Tune in this Monday, November 1 to The Oprah Show when actress Portia de Rossi discusses her battle with anorexia.

According to Us Magazine, Portia, aka Mrs. Ellen DeGeneres, openly shares her weight battle and admits to eating just 300 calories a day in the heyday of her eating disorder and dropping to 82 pounds.

“It wasn’t that I was proud of it,” de Rossi says. “But it was certainly a recognition for my self-control. I definitely had some pretty amazing willpower to get down to 82 pounds. And that’s what I was holding onto to. I didn’t think about anything else.” (more…)