Weight Loss Finale: Bob Greene's Best Advice
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But to Oprah, Bob is more than just a trainer and fitness guru. "You've been a great friend to me, really," Oprah says. "This guy has changed my life—affected my life—more than any other person on the planet."
Now, in his final Oprah Show appearance, Bob is back to change more lives with his expert advice, simple weight loss strategies and signature no-nonsense style.
Three questions everyone should ask themselves before trying to lose weight
As a part of making a commitment to lose weight, Bob says you should ask yourself three important questions to start off on the right track:
1. Why are you overweight?
The real answer to this question is not simply: I like food—it goes much deeper, he says. "Are you in a toxic relationship? Do you hate what you do for a living? What is it about your life you would change?" Bob asks. "That answer is different for everyone. Get in touch with that."
2. Why do you want to lose weight?
The answer to this question will help you determine if you're beginning your weight loss journey with the right mindset, Bob says. "So many people [say], 'Oh, I have my reunion coming up,' or 'I get pressure from people at the workplace or my friends.' Those might get you going, but they'll never be long-term solutions," he explains. "The [best] answer to this question is, 'I want a better life for myself.'"
3. Why haven't you been successful to date?
If you have tried to lose weight in the past, Bob says it is important to explore the obstacles that have stood in your way to maintaining your goal weight. "It's about identifying what is going to trip you up, because the same things will trip you up if you haven't resolved the heart of the issue," he says.
If you can answer those questions honestly, Bob says, you are truly ready to begin.
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