Kenmore resident Rachel Miller – who lost more than 120 pounds and has kept it off for more than 13 years – will be featured Thursday afternoon on the Dr. Oz Show.
Miller, 41 – a mother of two – is one of three women who will talk on the internationally syndicated show about how they lost more than half their body weight, and kept it off.
“It’s amazing to be able to share my story on TV, especially with Dr. Oz,” Miller said Wednesday night.
She tried several diet plans – including Weight Watchers and the Atkins Diet – without much success. The weight came off after she developed an eating plan that focused on changing small daily habits, eating more whole foods and practicing portion control – all coupled with regular exercise.
She quit her job as a physical therapy assistant about seven years ago to become a certified holistic health coach, personal trainer, and Pilates instructor. She also launched her own business, Reform with Rachel, which creates individualized nutrition and fitness programs for clients.
Last year, she also was one of 30 contributors to, “Balance for Busy Moms: Cook Your Way to Health,” which features weight-loss tips and recipes.
Miller traveled to Manhattan last November to tape the show, as well as voiceovers for it. She and her co-stars shared healthy recipes with Dr. Oz and producers hired a chef to whip up some of them. She believes her simple recipe for flourless chocolate cake may be part of the show.
“One of the things the producers told us is that they picked us because we kept the weight off over a lengthy period,” Miller said. “A lot of people lose weight, but a lot of people gain it back.”
She hopes the segment – which producers have told her will run during the second half of the show – “will educate, and motivate, others.”
Dr. Oz Show will be broadcast at 2 p.m. Thursday on WNYW-Fox Network, Channel 5 on Time Warner Cable and the same time on CFTO-Channel 9 on Verizon Fios. It will also be posted by the weekend at doctoroz.com.
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