Nadine is a beautiful 36-year-old who says behind her smile is a woman traumatized by a lifelong obsession to be thin. She estimates that over the years, she’s gained and lost at least 1,000 pounds, and says all of the yo-yo dieting has left her with what she calls “Post Traumatic Diet Disorder,” which includes feeling jittery, sleep deprivation and a list of foods she thinks she can’t eat.

Jeannea, a 41-year-old mother of two, says she keeps a stash of junk food and drinks two 16-ounce sodas a day because she fears losing weight may ruin her marriage. Her husband, Travis, says he thinks that’s just an excuse for Jeannea to be inactive. Can Nadine and Jeannea learn to adopt healthier habits?

Then, a 25-year-old blames her weight for never having a boyfriend, and a young mom says her scale hasn’t budged since she had her second child. Can Dr. Phil help get their health and fitness back on track? Plus, Dr. Phil provides tips for enjoying meals while still minding your weight goals.

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Tune in: Dr. Phil offers tips for getting his guests' health and fitness back on track.


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  • As a companion to the book, The 20/20 Diet app is free on iTunes and Google Play
    Please note: You need to purchase the book in order to use the app.