Dr. Ian's Super Shred
Stephen loves sugar. He loves it so much, he says he used to drink three to four gallons of Southern-style sweet tea a day, and then throw back a few sodas to top it off. At one point, Stephen weighed 380 pounds. He was overweight, miserable and in physical pain. That's when he found Dr. Ian's Shred Diet.
Stephen credits the Shred Diet for helping him lose 133 pounds in a year and giving him his life back. "I had a grandbaby. I just wanted to be alive," he explains. "Just to be able to show my kids you could make a change. I don't care how big you are. It's doable."
Now, Stephen wants to lose another 20 to 30 pounds, and says he is hoping Dr. Ian's new weight loss plan, the Super Shred Diet, will help him achieve his goal weight.
The Super Shred Diet is a more concentrated, shorter weight loss program than the popular Shred Diet. Meant for someone who wants to lose some weight prior to a vacation or an event, or for someone who has hit a dieting plateau, the Super Shred diet lasts four weeks. It includes all the same principles as the Shred Diet: calorie disruption (every day you eat different calorie amounts), sliding nutrient density (moving from eating meat early in the day to vegetables later on) and frequent meals and snacks.
"Every week is different," Dr. Ian explains. "That's the beauty of Super Shred."
Huge Combined Weight Loss Revealed
Although Cheryl and Beverly didn't know each other over the years, the two women had something in common: Both say they gave up trying to lose weight after diet after diet failed.
Beverly grew up in the South and grew up loving Southern foods. She says she already weighed more than 200 pounds when she met her husband, and began to gain more weight eating the Jamaican food of his culture. She had high blood pressure, pre-diabetes symptoms and her cholesterol shot up to 280. "I did not care about myself," she explains. "Basically, what I was doing was committing food suicide."
Cheryl started gaining weight after grad school, working long hours and eating on the run. At one point, she says she weighed 319 pounds. "As my career grew, I grew."
Having almost given up hope, both women learned of Dr. Ian's Shred Diet and decided to give weight loss one last try.
TLC Superstar T-Boz's Health Crisis
As lead singer for the supergroup TLC, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins has sold more than 65 million records worldwide. But underneath her success, T-Boz has been living with an often misunderstood and deadly disease.
T-Boz suffers from sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder that causes red blood cells to assume a rigid, jagged-edged sickle shape. This causes the cells to clump together and block blood flow that carries oxygen to the limbs and organs. Blocked blood flow can cause pain and organ damage, and increase the risk of infection.
T-Boz, who says she wasn't properly diagnosed until she was 28, says she works at feeling better daily. "It's really hard; I'm not going to pretend it's easy. In life, if you want to do anything, you work hard for it. I want to live. I don't want to die. I want to see my daughter have children."
Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Pfizer's chief medical officer, explains that despite what people think, it's not only African-Americans who get sickle cell disease.
"Here's the good news. In almost every state, almost every newborn is now tested for sickle cell disease ... So, this form of testing now gives us a chance to make sure that whoever is affected is picked up right there in the hospital."
For more information, visit the Get Healthy Stay Healthy website.
Embarrassing Bathroom Blunders
When Terry went to the hospital 17 years ago with horrible stomach pains, she says doctors told her she may not live. Terry was diagnosed with colon cancer, and her entire colon had to be removed. Although she beat the disease, Terry now has to go to the bathroom 10 to 20 times a day and rarely sleeps more than two hours at a time.
Hot Pepper Dangers!
A lot of folks like a little spice in their life, but Kentucky dentist Dr. Jason McNabb takes his love of spicy foods to a whole new level. In order to become the Guinness World Record holder for eating the most ghost peppers — the hottest chili pepper in the world — Dr. McNabb, aka "Dr. Pepper," ate a full dozen of the fiery fruit. He joins The Doctors to explain how he vanquished the ghost !