Dr Oz: Biggest Diet Myths Exposed
You’ve been trying to lose weight since forever, but can’t seem to shed those pounds. Doctor Oz says it may be the myths you believe that prevent you from getting rid of the weight. On today’s show, Doctor Oz exposes the top 4 diet myths of all time that may be making you pack on the pounds, plus several other Health Myths were busted! Is it harder for women to lose weight? Does eating fat make you fat? Are all calories created equally? Do you burn fat easier by working out on an empty stomach? Don’t worry if you don’t know the answer to all of these questions, because soon you will!
Does Eating Fat Makes You Fat?
Angelique, an audience member, told Dr Oz that she believed eating fat made you fat. It’s common knowledge, right? WRONG!
Answer: Doctor Oz says this is a common MYTH! A small amount of fat will help you feel fuller and help to absorb vitamins. Choose polyunsaturated fats like canola and olive oil. They don’t raise your cholesterol either, so they will help prevent heart disease. Use them in place of butter in your recipes.
Do You Burn Fat Easier by Working Out on an Empty Stomach?
Esmeralda, an audience member, believed when you work out on an empty stomach, you burn more fat.
Answer: Dr Oz says this is a myth! When you work out on an empty stomach, you do not burn more fat. The act of working out allows your body to burn calories, but one is not better than the other. You burn the exact same amount of calories when your stomach is empty or full. However, when you work out on an empty stomach, you burn fat as well as muscle. On a full stomach, you primarily burn fat. Doctor Oz suggested 30-minutes before exercise, eat a yogurt or have a protein shake.
Is It Harder for Women to Lose Weight?
Jennifer, an audience member, believed it was harder for women to lose weight? (It would be a great excuse if this was true!)
Answer: Doctor Oz says this is a MYTH! It’s equally hard. (Sorry, Ladies!) In the beginning, men will appear to lose weight faster because they have more muscle mass. Research indicates that over a long period of time, it’ll even out.
Are All Calories Created Equally?
Phylicia, an audience member, believed this myth to be true. (What do you think?)
Answer: Dr Oz says this is a myth and a huge misconception. Some calories are filling, and when you eat them, they immediately fill up your appetite. Other calories stimulate your appetite, causing you to want to eat more.
Go for unsaturated fats because they are easier to take into your body. Avocadoes and nuts are great. You’ll get the calories and be full all day long.