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Becoming Thin Within

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Talking to Your Overweight Teen: Modeling Slim Behavior
Deborahs guest, Parenting expert Bob Lancer, teaches parents how forcing children to eat when they express disinterest in food promotes habits that may lead to obesity, and how modeling "slim behavior" leads children to lead healthier lives.

Talking to Your Overweight Teen: Staying Lean for Life
Cynthia Stamper Graff has a keen business sense that sometimes defies the opinion of the majority. In the face of overwhelming odds, Cynthia has surpassed even her own established goals. She is a best-selling author of several diet books, as well as the successful president of the nations largest medically supervised weight control program, Lindora Medical Clinics.

Weight Loss Confidential
Deborah interviews Anne M. Fletcher, award-winning health and medical journalist and registered dietitian. Anne M. Fletcher is frequently sought out for her knowledge about weight management, behavior change, and addiction. Her most recent book is Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose Weight and Keep It Off-and What They Wish Parents Knew.

How to Talk to Your Overweight Teen (and Keep Your Healthy Teen That Way)
Abby Ellin, the author of Teenage Waistland tells us what life was like as an overweight child and what parents today need to know from the child's point of view. Then -, Rene Stephens is former food addict. Now her personal mission is to eradicate the weight struggle from the planet, and enable others to share their souls gift.

Effects of Obesity - Depression
Deborah welcomes licensed psychotherapist, nationally recognized speaker and writer Karol Ward. Karol has spoken at the Renfrew Eating Disorder Conference about how emotion is held in the body and how that contributes to compulsive eating and eating disorders of all kinds. When we understand what we feel and need, it stops the confusion of hunger verses feeling.

Effects of Obesity: The Biggest Loser
Have you ever been watching The Biggest Loser and thought that if you had someone to train you like that, you'd lose weight that fast too? Dr. Rob is THE doctor for The Biggest Loser and knows just what it takes to get those same fantastic results right in your own home and he's made it available to you in his new book Where Did All The Fat Go?

Effects of Obesity: Exercise Challenges
Ever wonder what its like to work out like a celebrity? Find out, as Deborah welcomes FitTVs Gina Lombardi, one of the most sought after fitness experts in the entertainment business, and Gregg Miele, The owner and operator of New York Strength & Conditioning Industries; a celebrity trainer who also takes on the regular folks.

Effects of Obesity: Infertility
Dr. George A. Hill is one of Nashville's best physicians, and he knows a thing or two about reproductive medicine. He joins Deborah to talk about how weight affects our fertility. Then- If you enjoy chocolate and have prayed for it to somehow become a vegetable, Katrin Keiningham may have the answer to your prayers Heathy Chocolate!

Mind Over Matter - Think Thin!
Melonie Dodaro has developed a winning way for people from all walks of life to master their battle with the bulge. Its called The Science of Perfect Weight , and its not a diet. Its creating a new mindset that will create the lifestyle changes you must make to be healthy. Then - Breath, Bloom, Blossom! AnnaMaria Poluha's unique program can help you lose weight, stay fit, and live a happy, fulfilled life!

Barre Body Method
Deborah welcomes fitness experts Leah Sarago, creator of the Ballet Body Method, and Suzanne Bowen, creator of the Balance Method. Leah and Suzanne collaborated together on a private group fitness class, Barre Body Method, where they have merged similar training philosophies, methods, and beliefs dedicated to helping women achieve weight loss while developing a physique typical of a dancer.

Phat Camp
Fitness enthusiast Jen Hendershott has won both of the biggest titles in fitness: The Fitness International and the Ms. Olympia competition. In 2002, Jen established Phat Camp, a camp where women come to learn about becoming their best physically, mentally, and spiritually. Learn more about Jen and her passion, as she joins Deborah Wright on this episode of Becoming Thin Within.

Lose Weight Without Breaking The Bank
Deborah welcomes Kalvin Chinyere, M.D., a weight loss expert and the creator of The Don't Go Broke Diet. Dr. Kal was an overweight child, an obese teen and a morbidly obese adult. He tipped the scale at over 330 pounds. Dr. Kal has since lost and kept off over 140 pounds naturally, and will share his secrets on the show.

Style Your Life by Your Own Design
Jennifer Tuma-Young lost over 120 pounds, overcame the threat of type II diabetes, changed her career, and is a much happier person inside and out. Her own personal transformation led her to assist others to do the same. Now, she's founded Inspirista, and works with people to create whatever they want for their lives, and most importantly, to have FUN doing it!

The Shoe Diet
Deborah welcomes Dr. Isabelle R. Shaw, the creator of The Shoe Diet, which uses shoes as motivation for any long term goals, like quitting smoking or losing unwanted pounds. Shoes are the hook, but the weight of Dr Shaw's argument is common sense and a little scientific data.

FatFighter TV
Deborahs guest is Sahar Aker, a veteran TV News health reporter. After covering the obesity epidemic for years and seeing its effects on so many people, especially children, she knew something needed to change. So she created, a fun place for families to find healthy tips and information on diet, fitness, and the obesity epidemic.

The Sneaky Chef
If you're having trouble getting your family to eat healthy, it may not be that your cooking isn't good enough; you just aren't being sneaky enough. Deborah welcomes Missy Chase Lapine, whose New York Times bestseller, The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals inspired a whole new brand in the healthy eating/lifestyles category.

The Battle Against Junk Food & Obesity
Deborahs guest is MeMe Roth, a regular expert guest on the topics of "Obesity" and "Junk Food" in mass media across the country including FOX News' Bill O'Reilly and Neil Cavuto shows, CNN, MSNBC, Inside Edition, and even a spoof on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She's known for no-nonsense, politically irreverent, unflinching commentary on America's obesity crisis, and she brings that commentary here to Becoming Thin Within!

Knowing When Gastric Bypass is Right for You
Deborah's guest is Rhonda Kollenborn. For most of her life Rhonda struggled with her weight, until she finally made the decision to do something about it. For Rhonda, that decision was gastric LAP-BAND surgery. After this life-changing event, Rhonda took control of her life completely and decided it was time to reach out and help others.

Skinny Songs
Deborah welcomes Heidi Roizen, the creator of SkinnySongs. Heidi created SkinnySongs after her weight hit an all-time high and she went searching for motivation to help her change her life. Heidi has since lost over 35 pounds and is back in her own skinny jeans again, and is now passionate about bringing the positive power of SkinnySongs to the world!

Life Without the Monsters
Deborah Wright welcomes her guest, Tami West, who is author of "Life Without the Monsters", written to help women who are dealing with worry, fear, stress, and anxiety. Deborah and Tami will discuss how to understand the reasons behind fears and anxieties, how to identify specific triggers and most importantly, some practical techniques to live a more fulfilling life.