Weight Loss Challenge - Show 11
The weight loss challenge continues.
"When I eat, I eat so fast, I can't taste the food," says Amanda, who wants to lose 30 pounds before her wedding in two months. "I just shovel it in ... If I'm bored and there's nothing to do, I just look for something to eat. I'll eat until I can barely move."


She often eats in the car, in front of the computer, and can pack down a box of cereal in bed. "I have no idea what a dinner table looks like," she says. "I feel like I'm doing it all wrong: how I eat, where I eat, what I eat."


Dr. Phil tells her: "You're not making smart choices. What I want to do is change the way you relate to food, change the way you choose the food, change the way you eat the food ... change the way you do it for the rest of your life."

Another viewer, Becky from Wisconsin, writes in to Dr. Phil complaining that she devours her food quickly, often eating in front of the computer, while watching TV, and in the car.


Then she reveals: Now, the most embarrassing place I eat. I've learned to hide my eating by eating in the bathroom stall at work. Now this habit has carried over to my home life. I often eat while going to the bathroom or taking a bath. I know you're probably saying, "Yuck!" Yeah, it is gross. But the bathroom at home is the place where I feel the most relaxed and comfortable. Today I took a bath while I ate my lunch. Dr. Phil, I need help, what should I do?



Dr. Phil says, "Becky, you need a lot of help!"

Dr. Phil explains to Becky and Amanda that some foods were engineered to be addictive with salt, sugar and fats. Dr. Phil suggests that when you sit down to eat, you wait five minutes before taking your first bite.


Also, eating only at the table and putting the fork down between bites can be helpful. "The idea is that it slows you down to let yourself observe control and let your body catch up with you," he explains. "I promise you, you could lose all of the weight you want to lose between now and your wedding if you would just do what I just said."