Dr Oz: 21 Day Summer Slimdown Plan
Are you ready to lose weight and get thin now that summer is right around the corner? Is so, Dr. Oz’s next guests have a 21 day plan to help you slim down and burn up to 1,000 calories per hour! One is the son of a well-known fitness expert and the other is his wife who has been performing on Broadway since she was three-years-old! They are Billy Blanks Jr. and Sharon Catherine Blanks and they are the fat-fighting couple taking the diet world by storm!
Billy Blanks Jr. & Sharon Catherine Blanks Fitness Team
Billy Blanks Jr. says he knew from a very young age that working in fitness would become a part of his life. He told Dr. Oz the inspiration came from watching people transform their bodies and their lives and it was a big reason he wanted to be a part of the fitness world and watch firsthand as people made positive changes. His wife, Sharon Catherine Blanks, says she believes being a husband/wife team has made them more relatable because so many couples often start an exercise plan together and she and Billy enjoy helping them work through it together.
21 Day Summer Slimdown Rules
Dr. Oz shared the five rules of the 21 Day Summer Slimdown that you need to follow to be successful and lose weight while getting healthy. Billy Blanks Jr. and his wife Sharon explained the importance of following each rule to keep you on track toward your fitness goals.
Rule #1: Only eat foods from the fridge – Sharon Blanks clarified this rule by saying she does not want you to eat junk food that you have in the fridge, but rather fresh fruits and vegetables which you should have on hand at all times.
Rule #2: Have 1 cup of broth-based soup before every meal – Billy Blanks Jr. says he and his wife always have soup on hand as it makes a nice healthy snack or addition to any meal. He says instead of throwing out veggies that about to go bad, use them to make a soup!
Rule #3: Eat all meats and complex carbs before 2 p.m. – Billy Blanks Jr. explained this is important because you need the energy from these foods to do your workouts throughout the day. He says by eating these foods earlier you will have the rest of the day to burn off the calories.
Rule #4: Have three energy snacks per day: Sharon Catherine Blanks says you need to have snacks during the day that are healthy and will give you energy. She recommends honey crisp apples with dark chocolate, nuts and cheese, or homemade kale chips.
Rule #5: Have a metabolism-boosting drink after each meal.
Dr Oz: Metabolism-Boosting Drink
- 8 ounces water
- 1/4 cup watermelon (a natural diuretic)
- 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper