Dr Oz: Flat Belly Supplements
Dr Oz did a show called 5 Minute Miracles To Fight Fat. Many of us have tried what seems like everything, but nothing works for us to lose weight. Doctor Oz said that if we give him just 5 minutes, he will helps us fight our fat. From the Zerona Laser Belly Fat Procedure to Flat Belly Supplements (like Apple Pectin, Grape Seed Extract and Forskolin) to a Flat Belly Salad Recipe to a Flat Belly Workout… the theme of today was definitely how to eliminate Belly Fat!
Doctor Oz said that so many people today say that it would take a miracle to be able to find 5 minutes in a busy day to be healthy. But if you give him just 5 minutes a day, then Iron Chef Cat Cora, Dr Mike Roizen from the Cleveland Clinic and Jim Karas, a personal trainer to the stars, will help you to get a flat belly in no time. First, lets start with Dr Oz’s Flat Belly Supplements, but make sure to check with your doctor and pharmacist before starting any new supplements to make sure that it is right for you and will not have negative effects due to other medical conditions or drugs that you currently take.
Dr Oz: Apple Pectin
Dr Oz’s first Flat Belly Supplement from Dr Michael Roizen was Apple Pectin. If you eat food normally and there is no fiber or Apple Pectin in your diet, then it goes through your body really quickly so you get hungry soon thereafter. However, if you take 500 mg of Apple Pectin, three times a day at the start of each meal, then Dr Roizen said that your stomach will stay full longer and you will not feel hungry and turn to snacks. Doctor Oz said that a one month supply of Apple Pectin costs around $6.
Dr Oz: Grape Seed Extract
Doctor Oz’s second Flat Belly Supplement was Grape Seed Extract, which has lots of good benefits including that it increases the metabolism in your mitochondria so that you end up burning a lot of extra calories. Dr Roizen said that eating grapes alone will not cut it, because most of us eat seedless grapes and you need the nutrients found in the seeds. Take 150 mg of Grape Seed Extract once a day, which comes out to costing around $25 for an eight month supply. Dr Oz said that Grape Seed Extract also helps if you have Edema or swelling in your legs.
Dr Oz: Forskolin
Dr Oz’s third Flat Belly Supplement was Forskolin, which helps to mobilize fat right outside of the cell. Fat cells have fat within them, and if you take Forskolin, then overtime the fat gets mobilized and blows the fat particles out of the cells. Forskolin costs around $23 / month. Dr Roizen did warn that if you are of pregnancy-bearing age, you should check with your doctor before taking Forskolin. But the truth is that you should check with your doctor before starting any new supplement anyway!
Dr Oz: Flat Belly Salad Recipe
Cat Cora said that her Flat Belly Salad Recipe is made up of four miracle fat-fighting foods. Grapefruit is hydrating and decreases your appetite. Chili Peppers help to burn calories. Pistachios are one of the lowest fat and highest fiber nuts available, which also block carbs from being absorbed. And finally, jicama keeps you full. If you have never used jicama before, have no fear! You just grate it like you would a potato or a carrot on a box grater. Each serving is only 125 calories! Click here for the full recipe: Dr Oz: Flat Belly Salad Recipe.
Dr Oz: Flat Belly Workout
Jim Karas taught Dr Oz his “Just Sit There Workout” that can help you lose 2″ from your waist in just 5 minutes a day. You can even do this when you are at work and sitting behind your desk. Here is what you do:
1. Sit up straight with your shoulders relaxed and back.
2. Tuck in your abs and squeeze your abs at the same time.
3. Focus on squeezing and tightening both muscles simultaneously.
Now, when you are ready for a slightly harder variation on this Flat Belly Workout, add this:
4. Slowly stand up and breathe.
5. Then slowly sit back down.
Jim Karas said that he does not believe in crunches or sit-up’s, because this “sitting” and “standing” exercise actually boosts your metabolism so that you can burn fat in your midsection. When you become even more advanced, here is the highest level of the exercise:
1. Stand back-to-back against a partner or stand with your back straight against a wall.
2. With your feet shoulder-width apart, sit down slowly.
3. Make sure to keep your shoulders back and your abs tucked-in.
This exercise will work your gluts, hamstrings and everything simultaneously to help boost your metabolism. Plus, it helps to teach your body good posture so that you can flatten your abs out.
Which of Dr Oz’s 5 Minute Miracles to Fight Fat are you going to try first? Leave a comment below and share your goals and how they are working out for you!