THE FAT FACTOR � KEEPING THE POUNDS OFF THIS HOLIDAY SEASON,
ON ABC NEWS� �20/20,� FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25
�20/20� Checks in with Wynonna Judd and Carnie Wilson About
Their Public Battles with Weight Loss and Obesity
As we enter the holiday season, �20/20� gives viewers the straight talk about fat, including some encouraging news about losing excess pounds and avoiding winter weight gain. �20/20� also talks to two famous women who have struggled publicly with the scale for years � Wynonna Judd and Carnie Wilson � to see how their weight loss is today. The Fat Factor airs on �20/20,� FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
� Wynnona Judd has had her shares of highs and lows, including a tumultuous relationship with her mother, a bitter divorce, depression � and her weight. But it wasn�t until she got a call from her doctor that her cholesterol was dangerously high that she realized she had a serious problem. �We can be in denial. I didn�t have a lot of mirrors around my house. I just kept, you know, getting clothes bigger� but I am as addicted to it as someone trying to come off a drug,� she tells Elizabeth Vargas. Judd also tells Vargas why she chose not to have gastric bypass surgery, and also why she needs to loose the weight: �I would like to be... able to tie my shoes without holding my breath� everybody thinks that�s really funny, but the fact is, it�s the little things.�
� Carnie Wilson, who has been fighting her weight her entire life and became the so-called �poster child� of gastric bypass surgery when she had the risky procedure six years ago, talks candidly to Deborah Roberts about her latest challenge -- losing the 70 pounds she gained during her pregnancy.
� From her youngest days, Cristie Kerr was a golf prodigy, even called the �female Tiger Woods� by some. But even as she hit the great shots that marked her as a golf star of the future, Cristie knew that she was obese. �When you're kind of overweight, and you've always been overweight, and your family's overweight, you kind of think, �Well, I'm big-boned.�" So how did she go from 180 pounds to a size 2 � and keep the weight off? And how did the weight loss transform her golf game? Chris Connelly reports.
� The future of fat � Dr. Tim Johnson reports on a hi-tech, low-risk treatment for weight loss that shocks dieters into feeling full after eating just a few bites. Dr. Scott Shikora of Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston says the procedure � attaching pacemakers like ones commonly used to treat heart problems to the stomachs of obese patients � is a �great breakthrough,� and far less drastic than gastric bypass.
� Can controlling the flavor of your food help you loose weight? ABC News contributing medical correspondent Dr. David Katz says, when it comes to flavor, variety is the death of a diet. �The concept is very, very simple. An excess of flavor variety over-stimulates the appetite center in the brain,� he says. To test Dr. Katz� Flavor Point Diet, ABC News enlists and follows three dieters. Bill Ritter reports.
�20/20� is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and John Stossel. David Sloan is the executive producer.