Dr Phil’s Diet

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

dr-phil-dietDr Phil McGraw first appeared in the public eye on the Oprah Winfrey show. With a background in medical psychology, his insightful wisdom enabled many people to start believing the “truth about themselves” – rather than the lie. As a counselor he could confront and communicate and people, asking them empowering questions, and assist them in becoming free from some of the issues and problems in their lives.

Dr Phil’s success soon allowed him to have his own show. He is an interesting man to watch. He encourages people to ‘grab the reins’ of their own life, to set goals, and negotiate in their relationships. By showing people the skills and tools he has helped people to live free from addictions, and to achieve weight loss goals.

Healthy Thinking Rather Than Nutrition

Dr Phil has designed a weight management plan that aims at healthy thinking as well as healthy eating. This is good, because healthy thinking leads to happiness. Many people eat when depressed, and it can often lie at the root of many weight problems. He outlines the plan in his book “The Ultimate Weight Loss Solution: The 7 keys to weight loss freedom“.

This is a sustainable, long term plan that may assist you and your life in more ways than just losing weight.

Note that the book is fairly limited in terms of an eating plan (e.g. the one size fits all technique). This is not so much about nutrition, but addressing causes of emotional eating.

Dr Phil Supplements?

Incredibly, Dr Phil has seen fit to market his own range of branded “Shape Up” supplements. This seems nothing more than a grab at a lucrative supplement market. This tarnishes an otherwise sensible weight loss plan.

The line of supplements were discontinued in 2005 and Dr Phil ended up facing a class action lawsuit.

Article – The Truth About Diet Supplements


Dr Phil – Dr Phil McGraw’s official site.

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
Last Reviewed: May 8, 2012. Disclaimer
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