The Reason You're Overweight
Original Air Date: November 13, 2006
Weight management is an "inside" job, Bob says. There is a deeper reason why you may be overweight and it's important to uncover that reason, he says. Bob works with women who've struggled to lose weight for years, and he says it's not just about their waistlines—it's about finding out who they really are.
One caller who is 300 pounds asks for Bob's help in finding out why food plays such an important role in her life. Another woman who is struggling to drop the pounds after having four children wants to know what in her life is preventing her from shedding the extra weight.
Eating "is supposed to be pleasurable, but the irony is that most people who struggle with their weight aren't always enjoying the eating," Bob says. "It's more of a Band-Aid, or in some ways a drug, that kind of allows you to get past certain moments that are discomforting or even painful."
Bob says once you've pinpointed the underlying reasons you're gaining weight, you must take the consistent steps to get healthy and drop the pounds. "Believe it or not, getting fit, losing weight, eating the right kinds of foods—it really isn't a mystery," he says. "There's a system behind it. There is a way of treating yourself where results that you want come to you."