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Heidi Powell is known best as a fitness and transformation expert where I’ve worked alongside best friend and husband, Chris Powell, on ABC’s hit show, Extreme Weight Loss.She is also a mother to four amazing kids and two fur babies, a devoted wife, author, and entrepreneur building and balancing her brand and their shared new digital platform, TRANSFORM.

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Practicing pediatrician, parent, grandparent, coach, speaker, and author. Say hello @MegMeekerMD


On the doorstep of New Years Day, resolutions, change, and fitness are always top of mind. As a parent, these things can easily go by the wayside as you just try and keep your head above water raising your kids. Lots of questions come to the forefront when learning how to balance fitness and family. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg talks to fitness guru and television personality Heidi Powell. She has trained hundreds of people on how to get in shape and set attainable and sustainable goals all while being married and raising four children. Her and Dr. Meeker also talk about her and her husband’s hit television show Extreme Weight Loss and what it took from both of them to create such a successful show. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder and answers a question from a father about his son that he suspects may be dealing with OCD issues. As always, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!


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1:57 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Living a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle”. She also introduces her guest, Heidi Powell and teases her points to ponder.


Dr. Meg talks with Heidi Powell about being fit and healthy as a parent and also about her and her husband’s hit television show Extreme Weight Loss.

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Dr. Meg talks with Heidi Powell about being fit and healthy as a parent and also about her and her husband’s hit television show Extreme Weight Loss.


Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about being a fit and healthy parent as you raise great kids!


Dr. Meeker answers a question from Esteban about his son that he suspects may be dealing with OCD issues.



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