Zip Code:
  
Provider Type:
Provider:
        Listings:
          PLAYING What This Young Woman Can Do To Improve Her Body Image And Learn To Value Herself

          What This Young Woman Can Do To Improve Her Body Image And Learn To Value Herself

          VIDEO

          December 8, 2016

          Twenty-four-year-old Lyzzy says she has gained more than 100 pounds since high school. She currently lives at home with her parents who continue to support her and admits she has stolen thousands of dollars from her father and aunt. She turns to Dr. Phil for help, admitting that she’s ready to change her behavior – and her life.

          WATCH: Parents Claim Daughter Is ‘Lazy, Manipulative Moocher’ Who Has Stolen Thousands From Family

          Dr. Phil tells her that a place to start making changes is by taking better care of her body. “If you don’t value yourself, you’re never going to do better in your life by your own definition,” he says. “Everybody has a personal truth, and we generate the results in our life that we think we deserve. And you not taking care of yourself physically is just a symptom of not valuing yourself overall.”

          Dr. Phil introduces Dr. Travis Stork, host of the Emmy Award-winning show The Doctors, and author of the new book, The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life.

          “The Lose Your Belly Diet is not really a diet but more of a lifestyle of healthy eating,” Dr. Phil tells Lyzzy.

          Dr. Stork adds, “I think a lot of times people think about losing weight strictly from a vanity perspective. And one of the reasons I wrote this book – and I talk about it on The Doctors all the time – is it’s about so much more than that. Carrying too much weight puts you at risk for all the chronic illnesses.”

          Dr. Phil continues, “Body image and self-image go up and down together. And your body image is at its absolute worst right now, would you agree?”

          “One hundred percent,” Lyzzy says.

          Dr. Travis tells her that once she starts changing the foods she eats, she will feel a difference quickly. “This doesn’t have to be the way you live your life if you choose not to,” he says.

          WATCH: Secrets From The Lose Your Belly Diet For How To Lose Weight And Return To Health

          Lyzzy says she’s ready to make a change. “I can’t do this anymore. I can’t. I’m tired of feeling like absolute garbage,” she says, adding that she started gaining weight when she lost her grandfather. “The day that I lost him, my whole world fell apart. And that’s why I am the way I am.”

          “What I came away with is [the diet] gives the person a sense of empowerment and control,” Dr. Phil says. “This is them controlling what they do, what they put in their body and understanding why.”

          The Lose Your Belly Diet: Change Your Gut, Change Your Life is available now at TheBookNook.com, and in stores on December 27. It is published by Ghost Mountain Books. Ghost Mountain Books and TheBookNook.com are owned in part by Dr. Phil’s son, Jay McGraw.

          Be on the Show

          Need Dr. Phil’s Help?

          Share your story for a chance to be on the show!

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500
          Be on the Show

          Is Your Spouse Driving You Crazy?

          Do his or her small habits annoy you in a big way? Do you bicker over things that appear to be silly but then eventually blow way out of proportion?

          Be on the Show

          At War with Mom?

          Do you feel she is your worst enemy? Can you not believe you are related to someone you dislike so much?

          Be on the Show

          Is a Narcissist Ruining Your Life?

          Do you suspect your partner/ family member to be a narcissist? Do they behave in a way that leaves you confused, distressed and fearful?

          Be on the Show

          Fighting Over A Family-Run Business?

          Are you part owner in a family business and feel like you don’t get your fair share of profits?

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

          Simple Share Buttons
          Simple Share Buttons