Tonight when flipping through the channels on the tv, I came across "I Want to Save Your Life" on WEtv. They were running what looked like a mini-marathon of half hour stories on people looking to change their lives. I might have heard of the show in the background of commercials some time ago, but never sought out to watch it. I'm glad I came upon it tonight.
The show's "guru" is Charles Stuart Plankin JD. MPH who is one of the country's leading nutrition and public health advocates, whose syndicated health, nutrition and fitness column appears in more than 100 daily newspapers nationally. Platkin is also the founder of DietDetective.com, a nutrition, food, fitness and wellness resource.
What I loved about this show was his simple approach. First, he "spies" on the people, evaluating their eating habits, lifestyle habits and personalities. Then he spends just ONE week with them, helping them feel better from the inside out, and getting them to THINK before they EAT. He gives them the fitness and nutritional tools they need to start their journey, and then comes back 4 months later to check their progress. This is real life at it's best people. The slow, steady, REAL LIFE changes that encourage people to stay on course and achieve their weight loss goals. Helping them feel better about themselves and the changes they can make in their own lives to IMPROVE their lives, physically and mentally.
I'm a junky for these kind of shows. I love getting inspired with that "if they can do it, I can do it" mentality. These are people that started off bigger than I was 10 years ago, but they are succeeding at their own pace, and not giving up. If you ever get a chance, check it out on WEtv (check here for local times thoughout the week) or watch the mini-marathon that airs again Thursday, June 4th between 8 and 12 midnight EST.