Dr Oz: Reduce Inflammation By Eating Berries
Are you ready to blast away your belly fat once and for all? Dr. Oz has the “Flat Belly Plan” that will help you lose that belly fat for good and he promises the food will on the plan will be delicious and you will never be hungry!
Dr Oz: Flat Belly Plan
Liz Vaccariello, author of the book Flat Belly Diet, explained that the key to eliminating your belly fat is actually by adding specific types of good fats to your diet. She said this is the key to losing that dangerous visceral fat that is tucked into our organs and can cause a great deal of health problems. Dr. Shawn Talbott added that the hormone Cortisol is what causes problems for many people because when we are stressed it sends a message to our brain, which tells us to eat in order to reduce our stress. Dr. Talbott said we need to short circuit that message in order to get control and eliminate belly fat. Jaime Brenkus, creator of 8 Minute Abs, told Dr. Oz that even if you have never had a flat belly before today, it is absolutely possible to get one by doing specific exercises that target the core and reduce bloating in your stomach.
Dr Oz: Greek Yogurt Shrinks Fat Cells
Dr. Oz said if you want to get a flat belly, there are four steps to follow so you can have the abs you have always wanted and the first step begins before you eat breakfast in the morning. You can begin to shrink your fat cells by eating six ounces of low-fat Greek yogurt before every single meal. Dr. Oz said a recent study showed that people who ate Greek yogurt while dieting lost 81% more belly fat than those who did not eat yogurt. Dr. Oz explained that Greek yogurt is the key to shrinking fat cells because the calcium in the yogurt literally stops fat from entering your cells.
Dr Oz: Eat Three MUFA Meals a Day
The next step to get you a flat belly is to eat three MUFA (Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acids) meals a day. Dr. Oz said they are the cornerstone of the flat belly plan because they are designed to help you shed excess pounds while adding healthy fats to your diet. Liz Vaccariello explained that you need to look for these healthy fats in plant-based sources because they offer the most benefit when you are trying to eliminate your belly fat.
- Nuts, like peanuts
- Peanut Butter
- Flaxseed Oil
- Safflower Oil
- Canola Oil
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Dr Oz: MUFA Meals Guidelines
Liz Vaccariello explained that you need to eat three MUFA meals per day while including a lean protein, a complex carbohydrate and as many vegetables as you want.
- 1 Lean Protein
- 1 Complex Carb
- Unlimited Vegetables
- 1 MUFA
- 350 Calories or less
Dr Oz: MUFA Breakfast Sandwich
- 2 slices of Ezekiel bread (complex carb)
- Scrambled eggs (lean protein)
- Avocado (MUFA)
Dr Oz: MUFA Turkey Quesadilla
- Whole wheat wrap (Complex Carb)
- Turkey (lean protein)
- Skinny Cow cheese
- Chunky black olives (MUFA)
Dr Oz: MUFA Chicken Pasta Dinner
- Chicken (lean protein)
- Whole wheat pasta (complex carb)
- Unlimited vegetables
- Olive oil pesto (MUFA)
Dr Oz: Flat Belly Plan Soothe Inflammation
Dr. Oz said that the next important step in his Flat Belly Plan is to soothe inflammation by eating an afternoon anti-inflammatory snack every day. Inflammation is one of the secret causes of belly fat according to Dr. Oz, so this is an important step to help you get a flat belly. Dr. Shawn Talbott explained that the key is to eat foods that are high in flavonoids. While you may know flavonoids are rich in antioxidants, you may not have realized that they also have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
- Brightly colored fruits and vegetables
- Mixed berries, like strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries drizzled with dark chocolate
- Yellow and orange pepper strips with a low-fat dip
- Around 100 calories
Dr Oz: Ginger Iced Tea Recipe
Dr. Oz said the last step in his Flat Belly Plan is to beat bloat by drinking ginger iced tea with mint and lemon. Personal trainer Jaime Brenkus explained that as you get rid of the bloat in your stomach you can begin to push your abdominal muscles to the surface of the skin, which is where you ultimately want them. This is why he recommends ginger iced tea with mint and lemon to his clients!
- 3 bags ginger tea
- 1 cup fresh mint
- Juice of lemon
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups ice
Combine all of the ingredients and enjoy!