Folks, we're getting so good at following Dr. Phil's advice, we're starting to read his mind!
The doc's latest prescription for America is the 20 "key foods" named in his best-selling book The 20/20 Diet. Amazingly, every single food is something a home cook thought to make before Dr. Phil suggested it.
The secret to weight loss isn't a secret at all. If you've tried to lose weight before, you know what you need to do, says TV celebrity and former psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw.
It's not about willpower. Its about changing what you eat, why you eat, where you eat, when you eat, and how you eat, and doing it all in a way that is custom-designed so that it is natural for you," says. Dr. Phil.
Ten years after his best-selling diet book, The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom, the TV personality has written a new book The 20/20 Diet. In addition to the diet plan, the book offers readers cognitive, behavioral, environmental, social and nutritional tools to help reach their weight loss goals
McGraw's divides the diet into four phases:
Phase 1 The five-day boost you eat only the 20 foods listed in the guideline
Phase 2 Five-day sustain you add foods outside the original 20 but all meals and snacks must have at least two of the original 20/20
Phase 3 20 Day Sustain Again, more foods are allowed. You eat four meals, four hours apart for 20 days. A few more new foods are added. Two splurges are allowed each week.
Phase 4 Management Phase continue eating healthy foods from previous phases and make lifestyle changes to keep yourself in check like weighing and measuring and not letting a busy schedule get in the way of maintaining your goals.
If you dont reach your goal weight by the end of Phase 3, you repeat the first three phases until you reach your goal. You are encouraged to download and use the 20/20 app