When I saw Jeana and her friends on the yacht, it made me wonder yet again how rich women stay so thin. Their lives are filled with parties, great food, good wine and time. I know many of you at home have thought this -- she has money, time, trainer, and a chef and if girlfriend can't lose weight –- how they hell am I supposed to? Eating is about MINDFULNESS. About stopping and thinking before you eat. Jeana couldn't even meditate for 60 seconds. You want to lose weight? Turn off the damned noise in your head for a few minutes –- that applies if you are rich or poor.
Nikki's seeming indifference to the criticism of her peers makes her the most powerful person in the group. What are your thoughts? Will this Lone Wolf thing pay off for her and lead to bigger gains? Does selfish pay off when it comes to weight loss?
Let's talk frankly about the session. Listen gang, therapy obviously did not last 10 minutes. We sat for long hot hours in that therapy room and did some real work which you will never see. I talked. A lot. In fact, Dr. Ramani's vocabulary does go well beyond "okay." So when Jeana was called out by Stacy –- I called both of them on it and forced Jeana to confront her feelings and Stacy. When Joe was mad at Nikki about being the favored child -- yes, again –- I called them on it. While their 1-2 pound weight loss goals may not be what you would expect on such a strict regimen, it is the level of progress most mere mortals can expect to make on a normal weight loss plan. Eating clean and working out intensely is aspirational –- and should be the goal to which we aim, but life interferes – and on the days we "slip" –- our next meal is a chance to get it right again. Slip happens.
Your comment to Jeana was that she was detached. That is exactly the word I have been looking for to describe me. I have often asked my husband if we were normal. Because it seems like no matter what is happening around me, I have little or no emotion. We have decided it is because we have both built up a wall, due to all of the things that have happened to us. But the word detached is how I feel. What can I do to start being "normal". What do you think is the best way to deal with this? BTW, I did join a gym 2 years ago, I have lost 30 lbs. I am still going 3-5 times a week.
It's motivating to see other people as they move through their weight loss journey. As an exercise physiologist and personal trainer I'm thrilled to see you on the show. Experience has shown, and the research shows this, that group support with accountability is a crucial factor in successful lifestyle changes.
Keep up the great work. I think it was really sound advice that you gave to Nikki - you told her to say I think it was something like 'stop it Nikki' when she was about to have or do something that was unhealthy.
I think people need this sort of simple but practical advice. Everyone knows they have to eat less - but how can they make themselves do it?
Love you - Ida
I love this comment - exercise is just a piece - it is a visible piece - so it makes for better TV. but it is just a piece. Other things include learning something new, volunteering, meditating and mindfulness practices, keeping a journal - these are real steps a person can take to take a life back. Exercise is always a great part of that - for both very real biological and psychological reasons - but just a part. Please keep watching and reading. Dr. R
am happy that the people chosen to be on the show can get whatever help they may desire and need.. but, being a Bravo and cable TV fan, Jackie's "Thintervention" title leads anyone with self-help thoughts to "Intervention" too..I know many former athletes, women in particular, who would may not not need to lose weight, but need to gain the self-confidence they once had back...and all that they know is exercise... and perhaps life circumstances made them forget what being "healthy" means...would love to see something exercise-related that wasn't just about being overweight... thank you to anyone who listens.