Dr Oz: Yo-Yo Diets – How to End Diets Forever
If you are over the age of 35, this is definitely the show for you. Dr. Oz is sharing his After-35 Survival Kit essentials, helping you to fill a bag with everything you need to get through whatever may be plaguing you as you get older. He has shared easy ways to reduce your stress, and alleviate bloating as well as important vitamins you should be taking when you reach the age of 35 and the foods you can eat to help with moodiness that seems to get worse as you get older. One complaint that I bet many women can relate to, especially after they turn 35 years old, is that it just seems harder to lose weight as you get older. What if Dr. Oz has a secret to add to your After-35 Survival Kit that could change that forever? What if there was a secret to ending yo-yo dieting for good and transforming your body in a way you never thought was possible? Doctor Oz has an expert guest with the answers to turning your body into a calorie-burning machine without using pills or needing a fancy gym.
Dr Oz: Mark MacDonald on Blood Sugar
Mark MacDonald, Author of the book Body Confidence, says the key to turning your body in to a calorie-burning machine is in keeping your blood sugar balanced. He says when your blood sugar is balanced, your hormones are balanced and that triggers your body to consistently release stored fat. Mark says we are too focused on restriction when it comes to weight loss, often times thinking we need to starve ourselves to lose weight. This type of mindset is what often leads to unhealthy yo-yo dieting. He says in reality it is about understanding when to eat the foods you love and eating more of them, so you can stabilize your blood sugar.
Dr Oz: Mark MacDonald’s 3-Step Weight Loss Plan
Mark MacDonald shared the following 3 Step Diet Plan with Dr Oz so that all of us can lose weight, even if we are over 35 years young (since when is 35 considered “old” anyway?!?!).
Dr Oz: Eat in 3’s
Step 1 – Eat in 3’s – Mark MacDonald says you have to eat in 3’s; you need to feed your body every 3 – 4 hours, with meals equaling about 300 calories each.
- Divide your plate into 3’s
Breakfast – Egg white omelet with veggies (protein), oatmeal (carb), and turkey bacon (fat).
Lunch -Turkey Burger (protein) on a whole wheat roll (carb) with avocado as a good source of fat. Mark says you can add ketchup and mustard as well as “free” foods like lettuce and tomatoes.
Dinner – Steak (combo of protein and fat), sweet potato (carb), and small amount of sour cream to add flavor to the potato. Mark says to go for it with additional veggies because they won’t spike your blood sugar.
Dr Oz Mobile Readiness Food Kit
Step 2 – Prepare a Mobile Readiness Food Kit with 3 Snack Meals – Dr. Oz compares losing weight to going to war, so you have to be prepared. Mark MacDonald says this kit is important for those times when we are busy, traveling in traffic, or just on-the-go with kids. He says the key is to make it doable for yourself, so you don’t give up and quit. Each of these snacks equal around 250 – 300 calories each and can go with you anywhere.
- Apple, turkey jerky, nuts
- Greek Yogurt, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries
- Protein Bar – for when you are in a jam, have a protein bar handy that includes equal parts protein, fat, and carbs.
Mark says to remember these foods, meals, and snacks are not about dieting, they are about achieving balanced blood sugar, which will in turn help you to achieve weight loss while eating foods you enjoy.
Dr Oz Cinnamon Extract Water Diet Plan
Step 3 – Drink 3 Liters of Water with Cinnamon Extract added to the Water – Cinnamon Extract actually helps your cells receive insulin better, which will stabilize your blood sugar, so in combination with water you will be flushing out toxins from your body and maintaining a steady blood sugar, leading to permanent weight loss. Mark says to simply add a few drops of Cinnamon Extract to your water and enjoy throughout the day.