Lori Boxer Director and Gloria Darian Founder Weight No More Diet Center
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Male 1: There are no miracle drugs, there are no miracle fat diets that you know, as far as we know that really have the answer. The real answer, what I get from interviewing the two of you, you have to make a commitment, you have to control what you eat but in a scientific way, you should always have your doctor checked what you are doing so we do not make you and your condition if you are diabetic– Female 1: And, we encourage everyone to show their physicians. We never had a bad comment yet. Male 1: Okay, but the trick is, it goes out real and realistic and it is okay to fail a little bit. Female 1: A lot sometimes. It is okay to fail a lot. Nobody walks on wood, nobody looses 50 pounds without gaining 10 along the way. Female 2: Sometimes somebody drops out, we call and call, and call. Female 1: It is okay to have a bad day. It is what you do with it. Do you do something silly in the middle of the day and say, “Yeah, the hell with it. The whole day is worst, let me have 12 slices of pizza.” Or do you call Laurie? Do you pick up the phone and call Gloria? “I have been perfect for the last two days and I just made a mistake. Can you help me get through? What do I do now?” And, we encourage people to call us then. Female 2: That is the big reason people drop out of their diets at every place that they go. They have a bad day, a bad lunch and they mess it up for two or three days and then they do not want to go back to weight watches or Jenny Craig System or ideal weight or wherever they are going and they disappear. Male 1: And you know at weddings, there is a lot of food. Is there anything you can suggest to the lady who just moved in Manhattan from Paraguay, who has been successful in her diet, who has been checking with you and she is afraid she is going to go to this wedding that is going to have 23 course meal with desserts coming out in some outrageous chef. What could you suggest to get through that evening so the 22 pounds that she lost is not going to stock in her body the next day? Female 1: Okay, I want to answer that question. The first thing I would ask somebody is do they know the person who is making the wedding well enough to ask them what they are going to be serving ahead of time? Because I would like to know so I can help them plan the rest of day backwards. Male 1: They do not know. They are other side of the family. Female 1: I tell them they cannot go hungry because they have to eat before they go. They have to absolutely eat before they go. Male 1: So, the portion is to be selected a little bit less? Female 1: At the wedding? Male 1: Yes. Female 1: If it is something that they know they should have. If it is that piece of chicken wrapped up in 12 layers of cheese, try to take the cheese off as best as you can. If you have to go over on anything, have more vegetables even if its more vegetables than you know you should have that day, better to have more vegetables than to have another couple of foods out. Male 1: Okay, you went to the wedding, you are terrific, you are about to go, you hear a little bell, the thing goes off and the dessert comes out. And, you cannot believe what you see, it is like you went to sugar heaven. What can you tell? You are craving, “Unbelievable!” Female 1: Are you talking about yourself now? Male 1: It is everyday. Female 1: I tell everybody, if this table comes out and there is stuff on it that you know is going to make you feel miserable, 10 minutes you have to eat it because you gave in to a temptation that you do not like. It just takes five minutes, the cream puff will still be there, nobody is going to steal the last one, step out into the ladies room, go into the lobby, whatever you need to do and give me a call. Give me five minutes just to remind you where you have come, why you came, what you are shooting for and how well you have done so far. I will remind you why you came to us in the first place. And the chances are, I am going to be successful.