In a Facebook poll, The Doctors asked you to reveal your favorite guilty pleasure food. Pizza was voted highest, at 42.6 percent, while ice cream followed at 35.3 percent, then brownies (11.7 percent) and candy (10.4 percent) rounded out the poll. What is your favorite guilty pleasure? Tell us!
“Every now and then, indulging in a guilty pleasure will help you stay sane,” ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says. “But at the same time, if you indulge too much, you're going to run into a lot of trouble.”
Not even The Doctors are immune to guilty pleasure temptations. See what unhealthy foods they have weaknesses for , and discover healthier alternatives to your decadent food cravings.
Fat Affairs There is an online dating service that openly encourages infidelity, and is creating a stir with its controversial advertising campaign that suggests that men with overweight spouses are justified to cheat. With more than 12 million members, Ashleymadison.com states that its motto is, “Life is short. Have an affair.” The site is under fire for its self-proclaimed, pro-adultery stance.
OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson takes issue with the site's advertisement. “[This ad] is completely offensive to women,” Dr. Lisa says. “To say that one person is more beautiful than another, just because of weight and size, is absolutely offensive.”
The Doctors debate the issues of adultery and weight discrimination with Noel Biderman, CEO of AshleyMadison.com.
"It is true. Sometimes you wake up beside your partner and you don’t even recognize [him or her], and I think it is a statement about how you feel about your true relationship and yourself," Noel says. "If my ad allows someone to take a look inward and [dedicate] themselves to being healthier and recommitted to their relationship, then I've succeeded in saving a marriage. I don't [feel] that there is anything wrong with this ad.”
“[Jumping rope] is such an efficient form of exercise,” Dr. Travis says. “You can burn a lot of calories in a very short period of time.”
While jumping rope is a great way to work out, it can be difficult for some. Many people lack the dexterity and coordination to jump rope without getting tangled up. JumpSnaps offers an easier, rope-less alternative, with the same health benefits!
Working out with JumpSnaps is a great form of cardio exercise, and effectively burns fat and tones muscles fast, with repetitive motions that engage your entire body to build strength. Just a 30-minute workout using the JumpSnaps has been shown to burn more calories than the same amount of time spent on treadmills, stationary exercise bikes or elliptical trainers.
The handles on the JumpSnaps feature an onboard computer that is customizable to your individual body type, and the digital technology has a timer, which keeps track of your jumps and displays the number of calories burned.
Dr. Travis and Dr. Lisa demonstrate how JumpSnaps work, and are given double Dutch tips from professional jump-roping squad, the Palpitating Panthers!
Krissy, a 41-year-old wife and mother, has struggled with her weight for as long as she can remember. “It’s kind of been part of who I am. I’m a fat person,” Krissy says. “I think, like a lot people, I’m just an emotional eater. Whether I’m happy or sad or anxious, I go directly to the food.”
With a family history of weight-related health problems, such as type-2 diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease, Krissy fears that she may be passing unhealthy lifestyle examples on to her children, and is afraid of what the excess weight has done to her body.
“After I was done with college, I went on a weight-loss program [and] I lost 85 pounds within the year, and I felt great and I had all this confidence,” Krissy says. “Then, I met my husband and I had two beautiful kids, and then [the weight] just started piling on until I got to this point.
“I know, underneath, I’m meant to be healthier and I’m meant to be thinner,” Krissy adds. “If I get any bigger [than this], I’m going to die.”