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CBN NewsWatch: April 24, 2014

On CBN Newswatch, April 24: Hamas-Fatah unity deal jeopardizes peace talks, Why persecution of Egypt's Christians is not over, and W. Va. school removes Bible verse after complaint, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," THREE AMERICANS

KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN.

WERE CHRISTIANS THE TARGET

OF THE GUNMEN?

PLUS ANOTHER BLOW TO THE

MIDDLE EAST PROCESS, WHY

ISRAEL SAYS IT WILL NO

LONGER PARTICIPATE IN

NEGOTIATIONS.

Mark: AND HELP FOR

PEOPLE WHO ARE EXTREMELY

OVERWEIGHT AND DON'T WANT TO

GO UNDER THE KNIFE.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

A DEADLY ATTACK IN

AFGHANISTAN LEAVES A

CHRISTIAN CHARITY GRIEVING.

GOODEVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Heather: AND I'M

HEATHER CELLS.

THREE AMERICANS WERE SHOT TO

DEATH AT A HOSPITAL IN

KABUL, INCLUDING A DOCTOR

WORKING WITH A CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATION THERE.

THEIR DEATHS REPORTEDLY

CAUSED BY A HOSPITAL

SECURITY GUARD.

DALE HURD HAS THE STORY.

Reporter: IT WAS THE

VERY SECURITY GAR GUARD WHO

WAS HIRED TO PROTECT THEM

WHO OPENED FIRE ON THE

PEDIATRICIAN AND TWO

VISITORS FROM THE U.S., A

FATHER AND SON, KILLING THE

THREE MEN AND WOUNDING A

NURSE.

ONE OF THE POLICE

SECURITY GUARDS OPENED FIRE

ON THREE FOREIGN NATIONALS.

THREE OF THEM HAVE BEEN

KILLED.

AND THERE WAS ANOTHER

WOUNDED IN THE INCIDENT.

Reporter: THE DOCTOR

HAD BEEN WORKING TO HELP THE

PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN FOR

THE LAST SEVEN YEARS THROUGH

THE CHRISTIAN CHARITY

"CURE."

HE HAD BEEN ON STAFF AT

LONGDALE CHRISTIAN HEALTH

CENTER IN CHICAGO FOR OVER

25 YEARS.

THIS LOSS IS A GREAT LOSS

FOR HIS FAMILY, FOR THOSE OF

US HE WORKED WITH, AS WELL

AS FOR THE PEOPLE OF

AFGHANISTAN.

HE WAS A LOVING, CARING

PHYSICIAN, WHO SERVED ALL OF

HIS PATIENTS WITH THE UTMOST

OF RESPECT.

Reporter: THE FOURTH

AMERICAN SHOT, THE NURSE,

WAS REPORTED TO BE IN STABLE

CONDITION.

THE WOUNDED HAS BEEN

TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL, AND

THE ATTACKER IS APPREHENDED

PI APPREHENDED BY THE

POLICE.

SO WE'RE GOING TO

INVESTIGATE TO FIND OUT

ABOUT THE MOTIVES OF THIS

ATTACK.

Reporter: THE

UNIDENTIFIED GUNMAN

REPORTEDLY SHOT HIMSELF AND

WAS IN CUSTODY.

HE WAS UNDER HEAVY POLICE

GUARD.

THE "CURE" HOSPITAL WAS

FOUNDED IN 2005 BY

INVITATION OF THE AFGHAN

HEALTH MINISTRY.

SEEING 37,000 PATIENTS A

YEAR.

"CURE"'S MOTTO IS HEALING

THE SICK AND PROCLAIMING THE

KINGDOM OF GOD.

IN A STATEMENT TODAY, CURE

SAYS IT REMAINS COMMITTED TO

SERVING THE AFGHAN PEOPLE.

THE ATTACK IS THE LATEST IN

A SERIES OF DEADLY VIOLENCE

AGAINST FOREIGNERS IN THAT

COUNTRY.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Heather: THERE IS STILL

NO KNOWN MOTIVE FOR TODAY'S

SHOOTING, BUT IT DOES MARK

THE SECOND TIME IN RECENT

WEEKS THAT A CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATION IS BELIEVED TO

HAVE BEEN THE TARGET OF AN

ATTACK IN AFGHANISTAN.

Mark: ISRAEL WILL NOT

LONGER PARTICIPATE IN PEACE

TALKS WITH THE

PALESTINIANS.

TODAY'S DECISION COMES AFTER

A SURPRISING ANNOUNCEMENT ON

WEDNESDAY.

THE TWO MAIN PALESTINIAN

GROUPS, FATAH AND HAMAS, SAY

THEY WILL RECONCILE AND PUT

TOGETHER A UNITY GOVERNMENT

WITHIN WEEKS.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THE STORY

FROM JERUSALEM.

Reporter: HAMAS' PRIME

MINISTER ISRAEL HAMIRNA

ANNOUNCED THE END OF A

SEVEN-YEAR FEUD WITH FATAH.

WE DECLARE THIS GOOD

NEWS, THE END OF THE YEARS

OF THE DIVISION OF OUR

PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND THEIR

HOMELAND.

PRESIDENT ABBAS WILL NOW

BEGIN CONSULTATION ON

FORMING AN INTERIM

GOVERNMENT WITHIN FIVE

WEEKS.

Reporter: THE

ANNOUNCEMENT MARKED THE

POSSIBLE END OF A BITTER

STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE TWO.

HAMAS OVER THROUGH THE GAZA

STRIP IN 2007.

SINCE THEN, GAZA HAS BEEN

UNDER THE GRIP OF HAMAS.

MANY PALESTINIANS WELCOME

THE AGREEMENT.

WHILE MANY PALESTINIANS

CHEERED THE DEAL, HERE IN

ISRAEL, PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SAID

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS HAD

TO CHOOSE HIS PEACE PARTNER,

EITHER ISRAEL OR HAMAS,

WHICH ISRAEL CONSIDERS A

TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.

WE'RE TRYING TO RELAUNCH

THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE

PALESTINIANS.

EVERY TIME WE GET TO THAT

POINT, ABBAS STACKS ON

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS WHICH

HE KNOWS THAT ISRAEL CANNOT

GIVE.

SO INSTEAD OF THEM MOVING

INTO PEACE WITH ISRAEL, HE

IS MOVING INTO PEACE WITH

HAMAS, AND HE HAS TO

CHOOSE.

DOES HE WANT PEACE WITH

HAMAS OR PEACE WITH ISRAEL.

YOU CAN HAVE ONE BUT NOT THE

OTHER.

Reporter: EGYPT'S

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD BIRNLD

HAMAS.

BIRTHED HAMAS.

ITS CHARTER CALLS FOR THE

FORMATION OF AN ISLAMIC

CALIPHATE AND THE

DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL.

CHRIS MITCHELL, JERUSALEM.

Mark: JOINING US WITH

MORE IS JONATHAN CHANCELLOR

WITH THE DEFENSE OF

DEMOCRACY.

NOW THAT THE ISRAELI

GOVERNMENT HAS HALTED PEACE

TALKS, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO

SEE A RESPONSE FROM THE

UNITED STATES, ALREADY IN

SUPPORT OF THE ISRAELIS FOR

STEPPING BACK FROM THE

NEGOTIATING TABLE,

ACKNOWLEDGING THE FACT THAT

IT IS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT

FOR THE ISRAELIS TO

NEGOTIATE WHILE HAMAS IS IN

THE PICTURE.

WE'RE HEARING RUMBLINGS

RIGHT NOW FROM CAPITOL HILL

THAT THERE MAY BE SOME

HEARINGS, WHERE I THINK AID

TO THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

MAY BE PUT INTO QUESTION.

I THINK THERE WILL ALSO BE

SOME POSSIBLE QUESTIONS

RAISED ABOUT THE P.L.O., IF

IT DOES INCLUDE HAMAS IN

THIS UMBRELLA ORGANIZATION,

IT IS POSSIBLE THAT YOU

COULD SEE A REDESIGNATION OF

THE P.L.O.

Mark: YOU WROTE A BOOK

CALLED "HAMAS VERSUS FATAH,

THE STRUGGLE FOR

PALESTINE."

DO YOU THINK THIS NEW UNITY

DEAL WILL BRING ABOUT

COOPERATION OR DESTABILIZE

THE REGION EVEN MORE?

I THINK FIRST OF ALL, WE

NEED TO NOTE THAT THE

PALESTINIAN FACTIONS, HAMAS

AND FATAH, HAVE ATTEMPTED TO

ENGAGE IN A MARRIAGE LIKE

THIS ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS,

EACH TIME AFTER SIGNING A

DEAL, THEY'VE FAILED TO

IMPLEMENT IT.

THIS TIME, HOWEVER, FEELS A

LITTLE DIFFERENT.

IT COMES ON THE HEELS OF

FAILED NEGOTIATIONS

SPONSORED BY THE UNITED

STATES.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE AN ACT OF

RETRIBUTION ON THE PART OF

PART OF PALESTINIAN

PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS.

I THINK IF YOU SEE THIS

ACTUALLY COME TO PASS, IT

WILL HAVE A DESTABILIZING

EFFECT.

YOU WILL SEE HAMAS INFLUENCE

THE P.L.O. IN WAYS THAT

COULD BRING IT BACK TO THE

BRINK OF CONFLICT WITH THE

ISRAELIS.

THAT'S SOMETHING WE NEED TO

WATCH IN THE WEEKS TO COME.

Mark: JONATHAN, THE

UNITED STATES HAS BEEN

TRYING TO FACILITATE A

TWO-STATE SOLUTION FOR MORE

THAN 20 YEARS.

IT SEEMS TO HAVE GONE

NOWHERE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE

ANSWER?

WELL, I ADVOCATE THIS IN

A NEW BOOK THAT I RECENTLY

PUBLISHED CALLED "STATE OF

FAILURE," AND THAT'S THAT WE

NEED TO TAKE A MORE

BOTTOM-UP APPROACH WITH THE

PALESTINIANS.

WE NEED TO HELP THEM ACHIEVE

BETTER GOVERNANCE AND HAVE

SOME ACHIEVEMENTS UNDER

THEIR BELT.

IT WOULD MEAN A BETTER

POLITICAL SYSTEM, A BETTER

ECONOMY.

HAVING A FUNCTIONING PRESS

AND JUDICIARY.

THIS ARE ALL THINGS WE

NEGLECTED TO ASK THE

PALESTINIANS TO DELIVER OVER

THE YEARS.

I THINK IF WE TRIED THAT

FIRST AND THEN CAME TO THE

TABLE WITH THE ISRAELIS, WE

MIGHT HAVE A BETTER CHANCE

OF ACHIEVING SOMETHING.

Mark: WHAT IS THE

LIKELIHOOD THAT THE

PALESTINIANS WILL EVER

KNOWLEDGE ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO

EXIST?

WELL, LOOK, THE P.L.O.

ITSELF HAS ACKNOWLEDGED

ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO EXIST.

THE FATAH FACTION HAS BEEN

I AMBIVALENT.

AND, OF COURSE, YOU HAVE

HAMAS, WHICH REFUSES

OUTRIGHT.

YOU HAVE SOME AMBIVALENCE

WITHIN THE PALESTINIAN

POLITICAL SPECTRUM.

I THINK IT WILL ALWAYS BE

ONE OF THE SOURCES OF

DEBATE.

THE BIG QUESTION IN MY MIND

IS WHETHER THE PALESTINIANS

WILL RENOUNCE VIOLENCE

ACROSS THE BOARD.

I THINK THAT IS A KEY FIRST

STEP TO GETTING BACK TO THE

NEGOTIATING TABLE WITH THE

ISRAELIS.

THE FACT THAT THE P.L.O.,

THE FACT THAT THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY IS

WILLING TO WELCOME HAMAS

BACK INTO ITS RANKS MEANS

THAT THEY HAVE STILL NOT

BROUGHT AN END TO THIS

QUESTION OF WHETHER

RELIGIOUSLY INSPIRED

VIOLENCE IS ACCEPTABLE IN

PALESTINIAN SOCIETY.

Mark: ALL RIGHT,

JONATHAN CHANCER, THANKS FOR

YOUR TIME TODAY, SIR.

A PLEASURE.

Heather: TENSIONS OF

RISING IN EASTERN UKRAINE

AFTER VIOLENT CLASHES LEFT

AT LEAST TWO PRO-RUSSIA

MILITANTS DEAD.

THE ENCOUNTER CAME AS

UKRAINIAN FORCES ARE MOVING

INTO DRIVE PRO-RUSSIA

MILITANTS OUT OF THE EAST.

NOW RUSSIA IS LAUNCHING NEW

MILITARY EXERCISES ALONG THE

UKRAINIAN BORDER, INCREASING

CONCERNS ABOUT THE

POSSIBILITY OF A MILL

MILITARY INVASION.

UKRAINE'S ACTING PRESIDENT

SAYSRUSSIA IS OPENLY

SUPPORTING TERRORIST KILLERS

IN EASTERN UKRAINE.

PRO-RUSSIAN MILITANTS HAVE

SEIZED BUILDINGS IN AT LEAST

10 REGIONS.

Mark: PRESIDENT OBAMA

SAYS JAPAN AND CHINA SHOULD

WORK TO OVERCOME

DIFFERENCES.

THE PRESIDENT IS WRAPPING UP

THIS VISIT TO JAPAN.

MANY OF AMERICA'S ALLIES

THERE ARE QUESTIONING HIS

WEAK RESPONSE IN BOTH SYRIA

AND UKRAINE, AND ARE NERVOUS

THE U.S. WON'T DEFEND THEM

IF CHINA TRIES TO TAKE SOME

DISPUTED ISLANDS BY FORCE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA REASSURED

JAPANESE LEADERS THE U.S.

WILL STAND BY THEM IF THEIR

TERRITORY IS THREATENED.

President Obama: LET ME

REITERATE THAT OUR TREATY

COMMITMENT TO JAPAN IS

ABSOLUTE.

AND ARTICLE FIVE COVERS ALL

TERRITORIES UNDER JAPAN'S

ADMINISTRATION, INCLUDING

THE SENKECA ISLANDS.

THE PRESIDENT SAYS,

HOWEVER, THE U.S. WILL NOT

DRAW A RED LINE OVER

MILITARY ACTION.

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S TOUR

CONTINUES TOMORROW IN SOUTH

KOREA.

Heather: THE UNITED

NATIONS IS CONSIDERING

SANCTIONS AGAINST SOUTH

SUDAN, THAT AFTER A RECENT

MASSACRE LEFT HUNDREDS OF

CIVILIANS DEAD IN THE CITY

OF BENTIU.

THE REBEL ATTACK TARGETED

CERTAIN ETHNIC GROUPS.

THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL

CALLS THIS SCENE HORRIFIC

AND IS TRYING TO DETERMINE

HOW TO RESPOND.

MEANWHILE CHURCHES IN THE

COUNTRY ARE WORKING TO BRING

PEOPLE TOGETHER.

THESE PASTORS ARE COMING

TOGETHER, HOLDING

RECONCILIATION CONFERENCES

WITH OTHER CHURCH LEADERS.

THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE

ARE ENCOURAGING ACROSS THE

NATION.

AND I THINK THAT THE CHURCH,

THE BODY OF CHRIST, IS A

VERY IMPORTANT, IF NOT THE

MOST IMPORTANT, INFLUENCE IN

THE ENTIRE POLITICAL

SITUATION IN THE CONFLICT

THAT IS GOING ON THERE NOW.

Heather: VIOLENCE HAS

BEEN RAGING IN SOUTH SUDAN

SINCE MID-DECEMBER, FORCING

MORE THAN ONE MILLION PEOPLE

TO FLEE THEIR HOMES.

Mark: COMING UP, WHY

SOME EYPTIANS SAY THEY'RE

UPCOMING ELECTION WON'T LEAD

THE COUNTRY TO STABILITY.

Mark: VIOLENT PROTESTS

DURING INDIA'S MASSIVE UNION

ELECTION.

THE MUSLIM MAJORITY IN THE

REGION OF TASHMIR HURTLED

ROCKIES AT APOLOGY

STATIONS.

IT HAD NEARLY A NON-EXIST

VOTER TURNOUT DUE TO THE

PROTESTORS.

THEY ARE FIGHTING TO BE

MERGED WITH PAKISTAN.

INDIA'S 'ELECTION IS

'ELECTION IS THE WORLD'S

LARGEST ELECTION.

Heather: AS EGYPT HOLDS

ELECTIONS, CHRISTIANS HOPE

IT WILL MEAN GREATER

PROTECTION.

BUT EXPERTS SAY IT IS

WISHFUL THINKING.

RAYMOND IBRAHIM SAYS

ALTHOUGH ATTACKS ARE

LESSENING, CHRISTIAN

PERSECUTION WILL LIKELY

CONTINUE.

GARY LANE REPORTS.

Reporter: ISLAMIC

EXTREMISTS OFTEN ATTACK

CHRISTIAN CHURCHES DURING

CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS.

BUT NOT THIS YEAR.

EASTER SERVICES, LIKE THIS

ONE AT CAIRO'S CHURCH, WERE

GOOD.

MEMBERS SAY THEY FELT SAFER

THIS YEAR THAN LAST YEAR.

ANWAR SAYS HE IS HOPING

PEACE AND STABILITY WILL

SOON RETURN TO THIS

COUNTRY.

I HOPE THAT PEOPLE HERE

BECOME LOVING TO ONE ANOTHER

AGAIN, LIKE IN THE OLD DAYS,

WHEN PEOPLE USED TO VISIT

EACH OTHER AND WERE

FRIENDLIER.

Reporter: AND THAT'S

THE DESIRE OF MOST EGYPTIANS

WHO WANT TO LIVE IN PEACE,

FREE FROM ATTACK.

FORMER ARMY CHIEF ASSISSI,

IS FAVORED TO WIN.

HE IS LED THE EFFORT TO

REMOVE MORSI FROM POWER, AND

DECLARE THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD A TERRORIST

ORGANIZATION.

BUT IF HE IS ELECTED

PRESIDENT, CAN HE PROTECT

CHRISTIANS?

CBN NEWS CONTRIBUTOR RAYMOND

IBRAHIM SAYS, CHRISTIANS MAY

STILL EXPERIENCE VIOLENCE.

THERE IS A MOB MENTALITY,

AND THERE HAS BEEN ONE FOR

QUITE A WHILE.

AND NO MATTER WHO IS IN

CHARGE OF THE GOVERNMENT,

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, OR

ASSISI OR SO FORTH, YOU HAVE

THE MOB THAT IS EASILY

PROVOKED.

AND BEHIND THE MOB, YOU HAVE

THE ISLAMIC CLERKS WHO

INSIGHT THE MOB.

Reporter: AND THE

GOVERNMENT MAY BE UNABLE TO

STOP THEM.

IBRAHIM SAYS ATTACKS AGAINST

CHRISTIANS AND THEIR

CHURCHES USUALLY HAPPEN ON

FRIDAYS, THE ISLAMIC DAY OF

PRAYER.

WHEN ENRAGED MILITANTS CAST

THEIR WRATH.

TELL US ABOUT MARY GEORGE.

WHAT HAPPENED TO HER.

IT IS A VERY UNFORTUNATE,

INCREASINGLY SIMILAR STORY.

MARY GEORGE WAS YOUNG, A

COPTIC WOMAN, WHO ON A

FRIDAY, MAYBE TWO OR THREE

WEEKS AGO, WAS PARKING AT A

CHURCH.

THE CROSS IDENTIFIED HER,

THE CROSS IN HER REAR MERE

O MIRROR OF HER CAR.

SHE WAS PULLED OUT, BEATEN,

TORTURED AND KILLED.

SHE WAS THERE DOING A VERY

CHRISTIAN THING, BASICALLY

BRINGING MEDICINE FOR AN

ELDERLY WOMAN WHO WAS IN

NEED OF IT.

Reporter: MEANWHILE,

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS

AGREED TO HELP THE EGYPTIAN

GOVERNMENT COMBAT TERRORISM

IN THE SINAI.

THEY SAY THEY WILL ATTEND

APACHE HELICOPTERS.

THE SHIPMENTS WERE HALTED

AFTER THE ARMY REMOVED THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD FROM

POWER.

AND PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS YET

TO APPOINT A NEW U.S.

AMBASSADOR TO EGYPT.

THE POSITION HAS BEEN VACANT

SINCE ANN PATTERSON LEFT THE

JOB NEARLY EIGHT MONTHS

AGO.

EGYPTIANS SAID SHE WAS TOO

CLOSE TO THE BROTHERHOOD.

THEY RECOMMEND ROBERT FORD

TAKE THE POSITION.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

Heather: TO SEE MORE

FROM RAYMOND IBRAHIM, LOG ON

TO GAMBLE GARY LANE'S

BLOG.

YOU CAN FIND IT AT

CBN.COM.

Mark: UP NEXT, MEET A

MAN WHO LOST 162 POUNDS IN

EIGHT MONTHS, WITHOUT HAVING

SURGERY.

Mark: WELCOME BACK.

JOHN BLAIR LOST 162 POUNDS

IN JUST EIGHT MONTHS.

Heather: IT IS

AMAZING.

HE DIDN'T DO IT ON A FAD

DIET, AND HE DIDN'T GO UNDER

THE KNIFE.

Mark: AS LORI JOHNSON

COMPLAINS IN TONIGHT'S FOCUS

REPORT, HE DID ITAN

MEDICALLY SUPERVISED WEIGHT

LOSS PLAN.

JOHN BLAIR USED TO BE TOO

HEAVY TO COMFORTABLY WALK

AROUND THE BLOCK.

BUT NOW THAT HE HAS LOST

162 POUNDS, IT'S EASY.

I FEEL GREAT.

I FEEL GREAT ABOUT IT.

IT DOES HAVE RESULTS.

AND THAT'S WHAT IS MAKING ME

FEEL GREAT.

Reporter: HE IS TALKING

ABOUT A MEDICALLY SUPERVISED

WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM.

JUST EIGHT MONTHS AGO, HE

WEIGHED IN AT A STAGGERING

526 POUNDS, BARELY ABLE TO

SQUEEZE INTO THESE SIZE 66

JEANS.

OH, WOW.

THIS COULD FIT TWO OF US.

LOOK AT THAT.

YOU WENT DOWN HALF OF YOUR

SIZE.

Reporter: JOHN'S

THRILLED TO ONCE AGAIN CLIMB

STEPS, ONE FOOT PER STAIR,

AND TO HAVE ENOUGH ENERGY TO

RAKE THE YARD.

HE WANTS TO LOSE ABOUT

ANOTHER 100 MORE POUNDS IN

ORDER TO REACH HIS GOAL OF

250, THE SAME WEIGHT AS WHEN

HE WAS IN THE MILITARY.

THE MEDICALLY SUPERVISED

WEIGHT LOST PROGRAM PRODUCES

FAST RESULTS, AND THAT

MOTIVATES YOU TO STICK WITH

IT.

YOU HAVE FOUR MEAL

REPLACEMENTS A DAY, WHICH

MEANS NO OUTSIDE FOODS AT

ALL.

THEY'RE POWDERS.

SOME OF THEM FORM INTO

SOUPS.

SOME ARE PUDDINGS, AND SOME

ARE JUST SHAKES.

AND THEN THEY DO ALSO HAVE

BARS THAT YOU CAN SUBSTITUTE

ONE A DAY.

IT'S SATISFYING.

IT REALLY IS.

Reporter: THIS SUIT

JOHN WORE FOR OUR INTERVIEW

APPEARED TIGHT JUST EIGHT

MONTHS AGO.

NOW LOOK HOW IT HANGS ON

HIM.

AND CHECK OUT HOW MUCH

UNHEALTHY BELLY FAT HE HAS

LOST.

AFTER FAILING WITH OTHER

DIETS, JOHN HASN'T CHEATED

ONE BIT WITH THIS ONE, NOT

EVEN DURING THE HOLIDAYS.

MY FOOD WAS COMING.

I KNEW IT WAS COMING.

I DIDN'T HAVE TO HAVE THE

HAM AND THE YAMS.

I DIDN'T HAVE TO HAVE THAT.

Reporter: THE KEY TO

THIS SUPERVISED WEIGHT LOSS

IS THAT IT IS UNDER THE

WATCHFUL EYE OF A DOCTOR.

WE CHECK A PATIENT'S LAB

TESTS, AND CHECK THE

PATIENT'S MEDICATION LIST,

TO SEE IF THEY'RE ON

MEDICATION THAT MAY BE

PROMOTING WEIGHT GAIN.

WE ALSO LOOK AT HOW THEIR

MEDICATION NEEDS CHANGE

DURING THEIR WEIGHT LOSS.

BECAUSE SOMEONE ON INSULIN

IS GOING TO NEED A MUCH

LOWER DOSE OF INSULIN.

Reporter: ACCORDING TO

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE

CONTROL, REDUCING YOUR

WEIGHT BY 5% IS CONSIDERED

SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT LOSS.

THE MEDICALLY SUPERVISED

PROGRAM CAN LEAD TO A 30%

DROP.

COMPARE THAT TO BAR

BARIATRIC SURGERY, THEY

COULD BE DOWN 30% TO 40% OF

THEIR ORIGINAL WEIGHT.

WE'RE GETTING CHANGES

SIMILAR TO BARIATRIC

SURGERY, AND PEOPLE AREN'T

HAVING TO GO THROUGH THE

SURGERY.

Reporter: ANYONE WHO

HAS DIETED KNOWS HALF THE

BATTLE IS LOSING THE

WEIGHT.

THE OTHER HALF IS KEEPING IT

OFF.

ONE OF THE KEYS OF THIS

PROGRAM, REGULAR MEETINGS

WITH A DIETITIAN, SO FOLKS

LEARN HOW TO MAKE GOOD

CHOICES ONCE THEY'RE BACK ON

REAL FOOD.

WHEN PEOPLE START

REALIZING THE ROLE OF

PROTEIN, FATS, AND CARBS IN

THE DIET, THEY GET A SENSE

OF EMPOWERMENT.

Reporter: BARBARA

TEACHES CLIENTS TO AVOID

SUGARS, ESPECIALLY HIGH

FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, AND

ADVISES STEERING CLEAR OF

STARCHES, LIKE BREAD.

WHEN IT COMES TO FATS, STAY

AWAY FROM HYDROGENATED OILS,

ALSO CALLED TRANS-FATS, AND

OVERLY REFINED OILS, LIKE

VEGETABLE OILS.

SHE SAYS SOME SATURATED

FATS, LIKE COCONUT OIL ARE

HEALTHY, AS ARE NATURAL

OILS, LIKE OLIVE.

I ENCOURAGE TO GO TO, AS

MUCH AS POSSIBLE, THE EXPEL

LER PRESSED OR COLD-PRESSED

FATS, THAT ARE STRAIGHT FROM

THE ORIGIN.

Reporter: EVEN IF YOU

EAT HEALTHY FOOD, YOU CAN

STILL GAIN WEIGHT BY EATING

TOO MUCH OF IT.

THAT'S WHERE THIS PORTION

PLATE COMES IN HANDY.

IT TRAINS YOU TO EAT THE

RIGHT AMOUNT, AND IT'S NOT

JUST FOOD.

WE TALKED SEVERAL TIMES

ABOUT SLEEP, HOW YOU'RE

PRODUCING GRELIN IN YOUR

STOMACH.

IF YOU DON'T GET ENOUGH

SLEEP, THE GRELIN TAKES OVER

AND MAKES YOU HUNGRY.

THINGS LIKE THAT THAT I

NEVER KNEW BEFORE.

Reporter: THIS FITNESS

TRACKER ALLOWS ITS WEARER TO

STAY ACTIVE.

A LOT OF THEM WILL SEND

YOUR SMARTPHONE A TEXT

MESSAGE WHEN YOU'VE BEEN

STILL FOR AN HOUR.

SOME WILL GIVE YOU A

VIBRATING ALARM WHEN IT IS

TIME TO GET UP AND MOVE.

Reporter: AND FINALLY,

THERE IS THE EMOTIONAL

COMPONENT, WHAT WAS BEHIND

THE WEIGHT GAIN.

A LOT OF PEOPLE DO HAVE

FOOD ADDICTION, OR THEY TURN

TO FOOD DURING TIMES OF

STRESS OR ANGER OR BORD

BOREDOM.

AND OUR GOAL IS TO TEACH

PEOPLE ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO

GET THAT RELAXATION, THE

BREAK FROM THE STRESS AND

RELIEF FROM SOME OF THE

BOREDOM BESIDES TURNING TO

FOOD.

Reporter: SO WHETHER

YOU HAVE 20 POUNDS TO LOSE

OR OVER 200, LIKE JOHN, A

MEDICALLY SUPERVISED WEIGHT

LOSS PROGRAM MAY BE JUST

WHAT YOU NEED FOR A LONGER,

HEALTHIER LIFE.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Heather: UP NEXT, A

LOOK AT THE ANNUAL

EVENT, "TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS

TO WORKDAY."

Heather: TODAY MILLIONS

OF GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN

ACROSS THE COUNTRY VISITED

THE WORKPLACE.

Mark: THAT'S BECAUSE IT

IS "TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS TO

WORK DAY."

IT WAS STARTED BY NEL

MARILYNO.

IT IS DRAWING PERSONS

IMPORTANCE OF GIRLS

SELF-ESTEEM.

AS SHE LOOKEDAROUND THE

ROOM, SHE LEARNED WHAT

HELPED SHAPE HERAS A

PROFESSIONAL.

IT WASMY OWN EXPERIENCE

AS A GIRL, AND NOT REALLY

APPRECIATING, UNTIL MUCH

LATER, HOW MUCHMEETING AND

SEEINGMY PARENTS DID

HADAN IMPACT ON WHAT I

CHOSE TO DO.

Mark: SHE OFTEN MEETS

WOMEN WHO SAY GETTING TO GO

TO WORK WITH THEIR PARENTS

CHANGED THEIR LIVES.

DID YOU EVER GET TO GO TO

WORK WITH YOUR DAD OR MOM?

I DIDN'T, BUT IT IS

INTERESTING THE CONNECTION

BETWEEN KIDS AND WHAT THEIR

PARENTS DO.

Mark: AND IT INSTILLS A

GOOD WORK ETHIC IN THAT

SOMETIMES.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS EDITION

OF "NEWSWATCH."

HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.

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