Dr Oz: Big Bottom Diet: Weight Loss For Your Body Type

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Dr Oz: Big Bottom Diet: Weight Loss For Your Body Type

By on October 27, 2011

Dr Oz: Body Type Diets

In this segment, Dr Oz explained the science of your body shape.  What weight loss methods worked for one particular shape did not necessarily work for another.  Dr Oz had several audience members come to the stage wearing a pair of jeans and a tucked-in shirt to reveal all of their body issues.  With the help of Fitness Expert, Geralynn Coopersmith, Dr Oz gave you tips on how to exercise and eat to lose weight in your problem areas.

Dr Oz: Big Bottom Diet

Cindy, the first audience member was insecure and felt that people were always staring at her butt.  She exercised and did crunches, but nothing helped her lose her big backside.  Dr Oz asked what it would mean to her if she was able to get rid of her problem area and Cindy said that she would have more confidence and not feel as though people were looking at her all the time.

Dr Oz and Cindy put on the gloves to demonstrate the kind of fat she has.  Dr Oz showed Cindy (and audience members) that the bigger bottom fat is subcutaneous (beneath the skin).  The “normal” fat is located just on the back, however, with the bigger bottom fat, you have an extra layer of fat that peels off.

Dr Oz: Big Bottom Body Type


– Subcutaneous fat
– Healthier (people with this body type don’t seem to have as many heart attacks but weight is harder to get rid of than for those with other body types)
– Less blood flow to break down fat

Diet For Big Bottom Body Type:

– Avoid saturated fats
– Include low-fat dairy in every meal (2 percent milk is okay).  The calcium in dairy seems to increase weight loss.

Diet Examples:

– Breakfast: low-fat yogurt with some granola and fruit
– Lunch: cottage cheese with some veggies
– Snack: low-fat milk with dark cocoa
– Dinner: turkey burger with a salad

Dr Oz says the difference between the Big Bottom and Big Belly Body Type is really about carbohydrates.  You can get away with more whole grain carbs when you have a big belly.

Dr Oz: Big Butt Diet

Exercise: Geralyn Coopersmith, along with a few brave audience members, demonstrated a workout to target the Big Bottom Body Type.

Move the entire body.  Do a curtsy squat that works the entire lower body, then go into an upper body workout.  Do complexes, which are squats and rows (using a band) performed back-to-back with no rest.  Alternate to get effective toning and to raise metabolism.

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