Dr Oz: Belly Fat & Pancreas
If Hypnosis for Weight Loss is not your thing, Doctor Oz has another choice for getting rid of your belly fat. On today’s show, Dr Oz showed you the pancreas, the organ that can help you shrink your mid-section. If you overload your system with junk, the pancreas can’t handle the insulin levels. This is when diabetes may occur.
Kim, an audience member, told Dr Oz that she loved chocolate and salt. Her favorite was chocolate covered pretzels.
Dr Oz had Kim put on the purple gloves to show her the pancreas, the critical organ that deals with simple carbohydrates.
Underneath the blue cover, Dr Oz showed Kim a torso that contained the stomach and the liver. In the middle of everything, and between critical organs, was the pancreas. To function properly, the pancreas “communicated” with the stomach and liver. When insulin levels were inadequate, you get into trouble. When you eat a big meal, the pancreas does its best to keep up.
Dr Oz: How the Pancreas Works
To demonstrate how the pancreas worked, Dr Oz had 2 clear buckets, labeled blood. On the side of one bucket was apple sugar and on the side of the other bucket was donut sugar. Dr Oz poured the apple sugar into the bucket and mixed it with a clear liquid labeled insulin. The liquid mixed easily with the apple sugar. He then poured in the donut sugar into the other bucket and then poured in the clear liquid labeled insulin. This mixture was thick and mucky. Dr Oz poured in more insulin and it thinned out a bit, but then added more of the donut sugar, which made the mixture thick and gooey once again. Dr Oz says that if we keep eating junk foods, our pancreas attempts to make the insulin to combat the sugar but sometimes we overload (eating 2 and 3 donuts) and the pancreas can’t keep up. When the pancreas can’t keep up, we deposit a lot of fat on the body, which becomes a big belly.
Dr Oz: Diet Swaps
White bread- stay away
Whole wheat breads-better option
Pumpernickel bread-best option
White rice-stay away
Brown rice-better option
Barley-best option (low in sugar and high in fiber.)
Dr Oz Bonus Tip: eat pasta cooked al dente. Overcooked pasta will spike blood sugar.