Wearing those peppy peppermint-striped shorts and cheeky grin, weight loss wizard Richard Simmons joined "The Doctors" talk show on Jan. 28 to reveal how to kick-start your weight loss in 2013. When it comes to motivating people to move, this slim-down superstar deserves a prize for his positive attitude and belief that we all possess the ability to exercise. Richard is a dramatic contrast to Jillian Michaels of "The Biggest Loser," who seems to believe that screaming and criticizing is the way to "motivate" overweight people. "It’s all about your worth," asserts Richard. "People can be cruel because they’re messed up too and you keep these [cruel] things like squirrels keep nuts. They’re on this reel in our minds, so you have to take the imaginary pair of scissors and cut the reel and build up your self-esteem."
On "The Doctors," Richard explained what it takes to lose weight in a healthy way that turns exercise and diet into fun. As Richard sums up his approach: "No tricks, gimmicks, special pills, special potions, special equipment. All it takes is desire and will." Tip: Experience Richard's exercise magic for yourself with one of his fitness DVDs, such as "Supersweatin': Party Off the Pounds" or "Sweatin' to the Oldies."
In addition, "The Doctors" discussed pea protein. One cup of peas has more protein than an egg! Because protein is a key part of weight loss success, "The Doctors" suggest considering making your own pea protein shake. You can make it with frozen peas (see their site for the dish) or use a pea protein powder such as Naturade Vanilla Pea Protein powder or Olympian Labs Chocolate Pea Protein powder.