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When Dr. Oz and Oprah met Jillian in 2006, she was 50 pounds overweight and out of shape. She was also sleeping as many as 18 hours a day. "It's difficult to be awake for any stretch of time," she said. "If I ever woke up with energy, a couple hours later, it will be completely depleted."

Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen traveled to Jillian's home for a health intervention. There, they discovered her diet was the main problem. For breakfast, Jillian said she usually ate a grilled Reuben sandwich with fries. She washed down the greasy, salty food with 300 ounces of soda a day—equal to four six-packs.

After a lesson in healthy cooking and yoga, Jillian took control of her health. Six months later, she came on The Oprah Show 40 pounds lighter and full of energy.

It's been almost three years…has she kept the weight off or fallen off the wagon? Thanks to hard work and dedication, Jillian is still looking and feeling great. She's even training for her first marathon!

To get in shape, Jillian followed the Ultimate Health Checklist, and she says the key to her success was Step 2.
FROM: Best Life Week: Dr. Oz and the Ultimate Health Checklist
Published on June 17, 2009
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.