Dr. Travis Stork does his own version of Morgan Spurlock's 'Super Size Me' experiment called "Project Unhealthy." And ET is on the set with the ER doc as he sounds the alarm for a nationwide wake-up call to good health.
"I am a healthy person. I didn't even know what it felt like to be unhealthy," he tells ET. "The producers came to me and said, 'Dr. Stork, so many people in America suffer from obesity. You are an ER doctor, and you take care of these problems every day. Why don't you have your own Project Unhealthy to see what it is like to walk in their shoes?'"
So, Travis did just that, giving up his healthy fruit and yogurt, veggie omelet and whole wheat bread lifestyle and joined the fast food nation.
"During that cycle, during the days I was on Project Unhealthy, I felt addicted to the food," he says. "But I also felt terrible. My mind was in a fog. I now understand how easy it is to slip into that unhealthy lifecycle."
In the five days that Travis undertook the Project Unhealthy lifestyle, he gained eight pounds and his blood pressure went into the dangerous zone.
"As a doctor that is scary," he says. But he wants viewers to know that you can just as easily turn things around. "If you are in this cycle, you can step off of it at any point in time. Watch our show. We will help you."
The new season of "The Doctors" premieres Monday, Sept. 13. Check your local listings for the station and time.