Mark my words people; you are about to see a huge shift in the “weight loss” industry.
Yesterday’s Oprah Winfrey show is going to completely change how people (mostly women) approach weight loss.
Soon, every diet book and weight loss program is going to include some form of psycho/spiritual approach to determine the hidden motivations behind your extra flab.
All because of this.
Wow, you really have to hand it to Oprah.
It takes a lot of guts (no pun intended) to get up in front of millions of people and talk about the 40+ pounds that you have packed on in the past year.
And now, we’re all going to be watching to see if her quest for balance is going to help her drop that weight and whip that soon to be 55 year old body of hers into shape.
Unlike past attempts at weight loss, Oprah isn’t simply diving into another Bob Greene approved diet and weight loss program.
Before she even begins to change her lifestyle, Oprah had to take a long, hard look at the emotions behind her weight gain.
And in her own words:
“It’s not about the food. It’s about using food—abusing food,” she says. “Too much work. Not enough play. Not enough time to come down. Not enough time to really relax.”
Over time, she discovered what she was really hungry for. “I am hungry for balance,” she says. “I’m hungry to do something other than work.”
And as the new year gets off to a fresh start, Oprah is making the commitment to have more joy and balance in 2009. “This is the year of hopefulness,” she says.
Oprah’s says her new goal isn’t to be thin.
“My goal is to be the weight that my body can hold and be healthy and strong and fit and be itself.”
Healthy and strong and fit…sounds good.
But before you rush out and buy overy Bob Greene “Best Life” approved health & fitness product on the market, Oprah and Bob want you to answer 5 little questions:
And Oprah doesn’t want to see any obvious, surface answers like…”I am overweight because I like to eat donuts while watching re-runs of the Oprah Winfrey show.”
Dig a little deeper people…we expect some tears and some truly deep personal insights.
In tomorrow’s post, I am going to lay out the approach that I use with my training clients to help them achieve their “Best Life” tm.