Dear Dr. Phil,
Since appearing on your show, my life has completely turned around for the better. I no longer fight and lose my temper like I used to. I
As soon as Melinda began to get back in balance, Traci saw a change in her daughter immediately. "She's happy. She's totally different," Traci says. "Back in January, I didn't want to be near her. I was praying for her to turn 18, so I could tell her to get out of my life. I couldn't imagine a day without her now. She's totally different."
"Number one, you can throw away all those diet pills," he tells her. "There's a simple answer to this. I'm not saying it's easy, but I'm saying it's doable. If you want to get your weight under control, it is a lifestyle. And I read a really good book about that," he says with a smile. "Actually, I wrote it. It's called The Ultimate Weight Solution, and it talks about what you have to do. Being whatever weight you are is a lifestyle issue for most people, but what you're going to need is help on getting yourself healthy exercise-wise, and I will help you with that, OK?" Dr. Phil tells her he's going to provide her with a nutritionist, an exercise specialist and a place to work out.