Dr. Oz's special message for overweight teens.

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Dr. Oz's advice for our teens can help anyone else starting a weight loss journey—make a long-term plan. "This is not a wind sprint. This is a marathon," he says. "Think of a GPS system in your car when you make a mistake, by the way. When you're driving along and you missed a turn, it doesn't berate you. It doesn't give you a hard time. It says, 'Hey, you know, next available moment, make an authorized U-turn.'"

Dr. Oz also has a special message for the teens. "All I want you to do is to love yourselves as much as we love you," he says. "People care about you. People care about all the kids because you're us. You're our responsibility. Let us help you. Feel the love that we have for you. But if you don't love yourselves, it's not going to make a difference, because that's the ultimate hunger that you've got to feed."

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FROM: Dr. Oz Reports: Why America's Kids Are Fat
Published on January 27, 2009
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

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