In order for Amber's family to live their best lives, Peter says it's not only important to watch what things they buy, but what kinds of foods they bring into their home. "Diets are about decisions, and at every point [you should] choose the good, not the easy," Peter says.
Fitness trainer Bob Greene, author of The Best Life Diet , visits the family to help them create a plan for a healthier lifestyle. "You've taken all the excess clutter out of your house. Now it's time to go after that excess weight on your body," Bob says.
Now that the family has a special exercise zone in their basement, Bob says it's time to start using it. "Walking would be my favorite exercise for health and for dropping weight," Bob says. "You've got a treadmill, and what I want is to start with 20 minutes and build up to 30 minutes a day. When the weather's nice, go outside. Take a walk. Ride a bike. Throw a Frisbee. It's all moving, and it's all good."
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Bob also asks Amber and her family to stop eating out. "People think, 'Oh, it saves so much time.' But by the time you load up the family, get in the car, go to the place, wait to be served, you could have prepared a healthy meal, and also it's expensive."
Instead of relying on takeout, Bob helps Amber plan 21 meals for a week, as well as one or two snacks a day. "The key here is we get organized prior to going to the grocery store," Bob says. "It's going to save you time, and it will save you all those unnecessary things you put in your shopping cart." Bob and Amber take a trip to the grocery store to make sure the family has nutritious meals for the week. "The grocery store is where you make or break your program," Bob says.