Teresa HoganFrom Health magazine
“Ive gained weight, and the pounds wont budge.” “My kids are pickythey complain about most vegetables and reach for cookies.” “I try to make it to the gym but rarely do.”
Sound familiar? Meet the Carroll family, whose challenges were like most of ours. They aimed to eat healthier and exercise regularly, but wondered if it was even possible with their crazy-busy lifestyle. Kathleen, 46, often travels for work (she owns a consulting company), so she rarely sees the inside of her gym. Meanwhile, her husband, Randy, 50, works in retail, with shifts that can begin at 4:30 a.m. or end at midnight, which meant he often turned to carb-heavy snacks left in the break room.
Healthying up their diet was a key goal. Kathleen wanted to drop the stubborn 10 pounds shed gained last winter. Randywho takes medication for high cholesterolhoped to eat smarter to ward off the heart disease that plagues his family. And the couple wanted to break kids, Dillon, 11, and Peyton, 5, of habits like reaching for cookies and eating around most veggies on their plates. In fact, Dillon had recently started carrying a few extra pounds, which they knew upset him.
“We needed better exercise and eating strategies that worked for the whole family,” Kathleen says. “What we were doing wasnt working.”
We asked Oprahs go-to doctor, Mehmet C. Oz, MDwho gets his own show this monthto give Kathleen and her family a custom health makeover. Heres how hes changed their diet and livesand may just change yours.
The Carroll Family Makeover
10 Habits of Healthy Families
Dr. Oz's Favorite Foods
Dr. Oz's Quick Morning Workout
How to Predict Your Real Age
How to Make Your Own Obstacle Course at Home
About Dr. Oz's New Show
A Special Thank You, Asics!
To help the Carroll family get moving, ASICS treated each family member to a new pair of walking shoes. Randy received ASICS GEL-Motion, Kathleen now sports a pair of GEL-4-To-8s, and kids Dillon and Peyton were both given ASICS GT-2140s.