Overweight Teens' Update

Brooke and Jenn's appearance on Dr. Phil was just the first of many steps in their weight loss journey. See where they are now!

 

Jenn's Journey

When 17-year-old Jenn appeared on Dr. Phil in August 2010, she weighed 286 pounds. She agreed it was time for a change. Jenn began treatment at The Structure House, a residential weight loss facility, in October, on her 18th birthday. Follow Jenn's progress in pictures and her own words in the Dr. Phil Community!

 

 

  

 

  Before                                                            After

 

 

Brooke Then and Now

Brooke and her mom, Kim, both say their fights over Brooke's weight were ripping them apart. After speaking with Dr. Phil, Brooke met with nutritionist, Robert Reames, who jumpstarted her return to health. Watch video of their meeting " and read in Brooke's own words how far she's come!

 

 

 
 
 
In Her Own Words
 
Right after the show, when I got home, I started eating healthy right away. I didn't notice too much of a difference in my body until I hit the gym.

The Dr. Phil show set me up with a trainer and a gym membership. I really started to buckle down and take it seriously. I was working hard and lost 3 lbs in the first week.
 
When I first started working out, I was totally exhausted after each session. It's definitely gotten easier though. My trainer had me start off doing 40 mins of cardio and at first I was like, ‘I can't do this!' But now, 40 minutes is no problem " I can do it and I'm pumped when I get going. Every couple weeks my trainer ups the reps and the weight for my exercises.

I look forward to going to the gym. It works for me, but it's just a matter of eating healthy to go with it. I feel like if I don't eat healthy, the exercise is useless. So I make sure I do both.

I communicate with Robert Reames almost every day. He encourages me and tells me that I'm doing great and that I need to keep it up. He really pushes me to eat healthy and gives me a lot of incentive to stay on my plan. I make my lunch at home every morning and I make protein shakes for lunch.

I've gained a lot more muscle and I'm stronger now, and that feels great. People at school ask me what I'm doing, and I tell them it's diet and exercise. A bunch of people have told me I look great, and that feels good. I notice that my waist is smaller, and I'm thrilled that I'm not the only one that sees it!

I've lost 10 lbs total so far. I would like to lose more, but I'm happy that I've made some progress. I'm looking forward to sticking with it and hope to hit my target weight!
 
 

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