Doctor Oz kicked off his new Transformation Nation program on the show today, and he is even giving away one million dollars to one lucky participant! The “Transformation Nation Million Dollar You” is a simple 7-step program. Join on the Dr. Oz website and maybe you will win the million dollars.
Dr. Oz is partnering with Weight Watchers and ShareCare for this program. Liz Josefsberg, a Weight Watchers leader, says they are excited to partner with Dr. Oz because they have similar viewpoints and values about people’s health. Weight Watchers is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.
Learn Your BMI
The first thing you’ll need to do in this program is learn your Body Mass Index (BMI). Dr. Oz says this is a much more important number than your weight. The problem with using your weight to figure out your health is it doesn’t take into consideration your height. Your BMI should be between 18.5 and 24.9 in order to be healthy. If you’re above that, all you need to do is lose 10% of your weight.
Top 5 Reasons to Reduce Your BMI
- Reduce your blood pressure
- Prevent or reduce diabetes
- Lower your bad cholesterol
- Lose up to 30% of belly fat
- Decrease your risk of developing breast, endometric and colon cancer.
To get your initial weight, Weight Watchers is offering a complimentary weigh-in anytime between September 26 and October 3 at participating locations. Once you have your official starting weight, you can use the BMI calculator on Dr. Oz’s website to figure out your BMI.
Keys to Losing Weight
Dr. Oz has indentified some key components to losing weight. Follow these tips to lose 10% of your weight so you can have a healthier BMI!
- Make smarter food choices: eating lower calorie foods means you can eat more!
- Don’t give up the foods you love: deprivation never leads to success. Weight Watchers gives you extra points each week to have treats that you can’t live without.
- Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables: on the Weight Watchers program, there are no limits to fruits and vegetables. Eat all you want!
- Seek support: attend weekly meetings or join the Transformation Nation program with a friend. After you sign up for the program, you’ll be able to look up a list of Weight Watchers meetings in your area.
Transform Your Favorite Food Into Healthy Food
You don’t have to give up the foods you love either, it’s possible to makeover your recipes to be more healthy!
New York Pizza: Use a whole wheat crust, take off the meat and add a ton of veggies. Recipe
Texas BBQ: Make your sauce without sugar, using agave syrup instead. Recipe
LA Tacos: Replace the meat with tilapia. Recipe
Tips for Losing 10% of Your Weight
- Speed walking is the best exercise for losing weight
- Snacking supports weight loss because it reduce the hunger-inducing hormone Ghrelin
How to Win Dr. Oz’s Million Dollars
To be eligible to win the million dollars on Dr. Oz’s Transformation Nation Million Dollar You Program, go to www.doctoroz.com and click the Join Now button. After you sign up with Sharecare, just follow the steps it gives you and earn a badge for each one. Then, get your final weigh-in at Weight Watchers when it says it’s time. 10 finalists will be chosen, and America will decide a final winner. The lucky winner will be announced in May.