Oprah Winfrey shared the secret of her recent 42-lb weight loss and weirdly, it conflicts with most doctors' advice. In fact, it goes contrary to what reality TV Dr. Younan Nowzaradan of "My 600-lb Life" says and also what Dr. Oz and physicians on "The Doctor's suggest. Oprah's strange tips may even contradict common sense. Even more surprisingly, the magic bullet has nothing to do with Weight Watchers which Winfrey has used successfully and owns a lot of stock in. What are these enigmatic diet tips anyway?

Oprah polarizes losing weight with keeping it off

At one end of the spectrum is shedding pounds and at the other is maintaining weight loss. And the methods used to do those are completely opposite, says Oprah. The talk show hosts claims she can drop weight for an event or get to a specific dress size easily. She just follows the usual ways of diet, portion control and calorie counting. But that is only temporary. To keep obesity at bay requires a different mindset and one that Weight Watchers doesn't necessarily factor in.

Oprah Winfrey gets off the scale

The media mogul says she stopped looking at scale numbers, even at 190 to 200 pounds. Are you shocked? "The Doctors" would be too. So would Dr.

Now of "My 600-lb Life." Their advice is to monitor weight regularly and lose extra pounds before you get so obese that gastric bypass surgery is the only option. Dr. Oz might get Oprah's point. But even he recommends tracking weight loss goals. Is Oprah actually suggesting to ignore obesity and it will go away? Yep, pretty much.

Oprah Winfrey casts a bigger net

Celebs often preach positive body image regardless of size. But then they kowtow to media standards and lose weight. Oprah practices her sermon. But is that healthy? Should you stop dieting if you're not at goal weight? Should you beat yourself up if you can't shed those recalcitrant 20 pounds?

Should you even have a goal weight? Some argue that's how anorexia develops. It's why folks resort to plastic surgery or crazy crash diets. And clearly, an eating disorder is every bit as dangerous as obesity. But the O Magazine author isn't saying stick your head in the sand as the scale gets higher. She promises that won't happen. She didn't keep gaining and did begin to lose weight and keep it off once she stopped over-focusing on the scale's number. It's about living a healthier, fuller life in all aspects.