Sign up for the Dr. Phil Newsletter
Twitter Facebook YouTube


What works for you when dieting? How do you satisfy your cravings in a healthy way? Has there been one secret to your eating success? What are your tips for eating healthy on a budget? Share your strategies.
Join those following the 20/20 Diet here.
Replied By: kikimoore on May 13, 2015, 9:24PM - In reply to grammapamma
Yes, I have experienced low blood sugar after eating breakfast, frequently, on this diet.  It's really frustrating to me because I love this diet, but I don't like having to eat something to bring my blood sugar up.
Replied By: andiepie15 on Apr 3, 2015, 10:13PM - In reply to ssimpson1
It sure makes it tough to try and get weight off when you are recovering from surgeries.  It does sound like you are feeling much better now.  Congratulations!

:)  Andiepie17
Replied By: ssimpson1 on Mar 4, 2015, 1:20PM
I started the diet January 1st and I have lost 16 pounds. I am a mesh survivor and my health has been going down for 3 and half years.  A year ago I flew to UCLA and had my fourth removal and started my healing process.  After a year I stopped doing anymore improving in my condition.  I order the 20/20 book and it has changed my life.  It’s amazing how I feel.  I can say I finally got my life back and enjoying it to the fullest. Thank You Dr Phil! 
Replied By: andiepie15 on Mar 2, 2015, 10:59PM

I'vew been reading through  a few of the postings, and it looks like most of you are having sucess with the 20/20 plan.  Congratutions!  It really is true that when the weight starts coming off, you start feeling better.

To the person who is having trouble exercising, I would suggest "Sit and Be Fit" which is on PBS, I think.  There are exercise videos made for people who have physical limitations.

:)  Andiepie17
Replied By: nnolan on Feb 24, 2015, 12:44PM - In reply to mngemini
I was having a terrible time because of arthritic pain in hips and legs, but since losing about twenty pounds the pain is gone. I would suggest maybe using a bicycle to start and at least you can sit while working out. You will be amazed at how much better you will feel after losing a few pounds
Replied By: mngemini on Feb 18, 2015, 12:41PM
I am a 63 yr old woman with severe arthritis in my back/knees and spinal stenosis. I'm about 100 lbs overweight and very limited mobility. If I try to diet I will lose the first water weight and then stall and can get no further. Anyone have any suggestions to overcome this?
Replied By: diana50 on Feb 12, 2015, 11:46AM - In reply to melody2013
I too have a craving after dinner ofcourse that was when I would normally have cookies or candy I now grab a few walnuts or almonds and find that it does help to overcome that sweet craving...I have been on this diet for 30 days, lost only 10 pounds but I feel acid reflux...more energy...have not quite mastered changing the recipes but am working on that now...Good Luck
Replied By: nnolan on Feb 12, 2015, 7:27AM
I am down 13 pounds as of this morning. I plan on having a nice Valentine dinner and jump back on my plan the next day
Replied By: nnolan on Feb 10, 2015, 6:19AM - In reply to melody2013
I have actually used a little stevia and have been fine
Replied By: nnolan on Feb 10, 2015, 6:17AM - In reply to cbreshears053
The whole grain mustard is much easier. I have found that I have made a few changes and have done fine. I have added a little stevia to yogurt and that hasn't affected anything. I also have had a cup of black coffee on occasion.
Showing 1-10 of total 448 Comments