The Doctors' 30-Day Challenge

Show Synopsis

Vegan Challenge
Personal trainer and nutrition consultant Kim says managing her weight has been more difficult since turning 50. And, although she’s committed to a healthy lifestyle, Kim confesses her love for doughnuts and cheeseburgers.

Twenty-four-year-old Ally says she’s always carried excess weight and admits her favorite foods are burgers and fries.

To help them reach their weight loss goals, The Doctors challenge Kim and Ally to eat a plant-based diet for an entire month, and enlist wellness expert Kathy Freston, author of The Lean, for support.

Kathy advises, “You just lean into it. You start replacing every once in a while, maybe one day a week, then two days a week an animal-foods meal with a plant-rich meal.”


Learn the health benefits of a plant-based diet.



Kathy meets with Kim and Ally as they start their 30-day challenge.



Kathy debunks misconceptions of going vegan and offers tips to avoid common pitfalls.


After 30 Days: Will Kim and Ally go back to burgers?

 

Walking Challenge
Meghan, 37, recently married the man of her dreams, moved across the country and started a new job. Now, she's ready to embark on another new beginning: a new body. To help her get started, The Doctors challenge Meghan to walk 30 minutes a day for 30 days.


E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork notes that walking for just 30 minutes a day can help lower your risk of a heart attack, burn calories and lose weight.

Live for Life
House music recording artist Papa Joe lost 250 pounds in 18 months. His weight loss journey began with a single step, followed by another, and soon, he was walking around his neighborhood every day.


In addition to walking, Papa Joe trashed all the junk food in his refrigerator and filled it with healthier options, including fruit and vegetables he bought at the 99 Cents Only store — proving that eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive.

Now, Papa Joe is helping to inspire others! While on tour, the recording artist invites fans to walk two miles with him before his performances. You can track -- and join -- his journey by visiting his website


Learn what inspired Papa Joe to start walking every day.


You can eat healthy on a budget. Papa Joe shows you how.


Sex Challenge
Pam and Chad have been married for 11 years. They admit that things recently have "slowed down in the bedroom."

Jenifer and Tyler say their sex life has gone “downhill” since having their first child about four years ago.

The couples needed to rekindle their romance, so The Doctors challenged them to have sex every day for 30 days.

OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson says studies show that couples who have sex just two to three times a month are 33 percent more likely to be happy in their relationship.


Meet the couples challenged to have sex every day for 30 days.


After 30 Days: "It wasn't the worst challenge to have in the world."

 

TV Challenge
Did you know that the average adult watches about 25 hours of television a week, and people 65 and older watch as much as 48 hours a week? Dr. Travis says studies show there's a direct correlation between the number of hours you spend in front of your TV or computer screen and your overall health.

Twenty-two-year-old Anya says she spends about 10 hours a day in front of the television every weekend.

The Doctors challenge Anya to put down the remote and not watch television for 30 days. See what happens!


• Have you made a change for 30 days that improved your health? Tell us about your experience.

• Want to participate in The Doctors' next 30-day challenge? Tell us why.


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