Dr Oz: 28 Day Carb Addict Plan To Kick Your Carbohydrate Addiction

Dr Oz Carb Plan

Dr Oz spoke about what a Carb Addiction is, and then he gave us a 28 Day Plan to Kick Your Carb Habit For Good!  Dr Mike Dow said that you cannot go “cold turkey” and just cut out all bad carbs, because you will feel so irritable and terrible that you will most likely fail.  So Doctor Oz put together this four week Carb Addict Plan to help us slowly ween ourselves off of Unhealthy Carbohydrates.

Dr Oz: Curb Carb Cravings

The first week of Dr Oz’s 28 Day Carb Addict Plan is all about adding foods that will curb your carb cravings.  You do not have to eliminate any carbs at all Dr Oz 28 Day Carb Addict Plan from your diet this week.  Dr Dow said that it is more about what you add into your diet at this point than what you take away.  You want to start eating other foods that will boost Serotonin levels in your brain.  For example, add whole grain pasta, brown rice, steel cut oatmeal and quinoa because these will help to keep you full for longer.  Also, increase the amount of fruit that you eat because it has great fiber in its skin and it gives you a sustainable level of Serotonin.

Dr Oz: Overeaters Anonymous Meetings

The second week of Dr Oz’s 28 Day Carb Addict Plan is to cut back to only 2 carb servings per day and to find a sponsor to help you.  Two servings of carbs everyday is about two fistfuls of things like bread or pasta.  Dr Mike Dow said that anyone in the country can find a free sponsor at a local Overeaters Anonymous Meeting, or of course you can find a spouse or friend who will support you and hold you accountable.

Dr Oz: Seratonin Boosters

The third week of Dr Oz’s 28 Day Carb Addict Plan is to cut back to just one serving of carbs per day and to treat your carbohydrate triggers.  If you only have one serving of Unhealthy Carbs per day, then you will probably need other things to help make you feel good, especially when triggers like stress hit.  Find non-food related activities to boost your Serotonin levels like lighting a candle or taking a bubble bath.  Loneliness is another big trigger, so send a text message or call your sponsor when you feel like you are about to go on a Carb Binge.

Dr Oz: Cut Out All Unhealthy Carbs

The final week of Dr Oz’s 28 Day Carb Addict Plan is to replace the hormones triggered by carb with activities that produce hormones – or Hormone Boosting Activities.  Oxytocin is a calming feel good chemical, so Dr Mike Dow said that you should have more cuddling.  Or at least cuddle with a pet, because apparently that has a similar effect.  Go outside and take a walk for 20 minutes to get Vitamin D from the sun.  Dr Dow said that Serotonin and sleep go hand-in-hand, so you must get 7-9 hours of sleep per night.  Lots of people have trouble with this, but it is crucial otherwise your body releases chemicals that make you hungry for the worst foods.


  1. Donna Crenshaw says

    I plan to participate in Dr. Oz’s 28 Day Carb Addict Plan because I have to eat french fries, hamburgers or fried chicken everyday!

  2. Cindy says

    I really think Dr. Oz has a point, I find that when I start with the unhealthy carbs (potato chips, pretzels, etc) I need more and more servings as the day goes on. Even with the healthy carbs like whole grain breads that are purchased at the supermarket in the bakery section triggers me. I find that I have to have a few pieces with butter to start and from there I go on to the Lean Cuisine meals with pasta…it’s a never ending cycle. Yesterday I started my decreased carb plan. I started out with a fiber one english muffin with low fat cottage cheese, I do have a bit of cream in my coffee. I had a salad with tuna and I measured out two tbsp of REGULAR dressing. I had fish, another salad, both salads loaded with veggies, for dinner. I had two 80 calorie fat free yogurts and a big bowl of cut up fresh fruit during the day, and a can of low salt v8 juice. I lost THREE LBS!!!! Today I am going to cut down on my portion size but will still eat the same foods. I think Dr Oz is 100% right, I feel much better today, have more energy and am not as irritable. Thanks Dr. Oz!!!

  3. Sylvia says

    I didn’t see the entire show. But when the blurb mentioned or compared carbs to cocaine I immediately agreed. I started right away getting rid of the carbs I now eat veggies, meats fruit and no breads, rice or pasta. Some greek yogurt and drink plenty ( still not 1 gal ) H20. I’ve lost 6lbs since the show aired

  4. zorayda says

    i am a carbo addict.after binge eating with carbo i would have headache,painful joints,swollen feet and hands, irritable,tired and sleepy.my body is highly sensitive to carbo so i eat as little as i can muster.i am battling it with high fat,high protein,low carb diet.it’s helping me,at least i don’t feel as helpless anymore.i learned abt it from these 3 books.Deep Nutrition,Eat Fat Lose Fat, and Life without Bread.

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