Meet Amy Hopper. This "Extra" viewer puts her body to the test with Lifechanger Dr. Robert Huizenga, physician for the "The Biggest Loser." Amy wants to lose weight and gain back 10 years on her life!
Read all about her stats after the jump and check back on her status.
Is Your Weight Killing You?
AMY HOPPER Age 40
-Amy is a former college soccer player and homecoming queen.
-She’s now a stay-at-home mom and says she doesn't make enough time for herself. She never thought she would get this big.
-over 50 lab tests
-200 gene test
-Four different types of body fat analysis
-Medical exam with multifaceted history augmenting risk factor assessments
Waist Size: 47
Mid section body fat: 53%
History of heart disease and cancer in immediate family.
Weight caused these problems:
-High blood pressure
Risk is 1 in 100 for heart attack and stroke in next five years. Should be less than 1 in 1000
Dr. Huizenga message to Amy: “By having this excess weight and throwing away ten years of your life.”
Biggest Loser Know Your Number: Age 50
Amy's Body Scan
red = muscle
yellow = fat
An exercise based program to lose fat not muscle!
Lose 1% of her body weight per week for approximately 26 weeks.
One 1/2 to two hours of exercise a day.
Only 1,300 calories a day.
Initial Diet consists of:
Get back 10 years of life expectancy!
-Weight: 138 lbs (from 198 lbs)
-Body Fat:25% (from 46%)
-Waist: 36 (from 47)
-Know Your Number Age: 40
Dr. Huizenga's Tips
Dr. Huizenga says your ideal body fat should be:
-Start with a medical check up to make sure you can physically handle the program.
-Fresh produce and lean proteins.
-Get a group of people to commit to losing weight with you.
-Don't starve yourselfYou need kindling to burn logs. Translation: You need some carbs in order to burn fat.
-No alcohol until you reach your ideal weight.
-No sodas, not even diet soda.
To check your body fat
Check for bod pod or iDXA testing sites in your area.
At home: Measure waist parallel to floor at belly button
In general, if a man’s waist is over 40 inches or if woman’s waist is over 35 inches, you need to go on a diet.
Dr. Huizenga's Book
All these tips are also available in Dr. Huizenga’s book “Where Did All the Fat Go? The WOW Prescription to Reach Your Ideal Weight and Stay There.”