Dr Oz: Dangerous Shortcuts: Hormone Diet & Sharing Antibiotics

Dr Oz’s Best Shortcuts Ever show also included a list of shortcuts that Dr Oz would never take.  What fad diet would Doctor Oz avoid?  What snack would he never buy?  What shortcut would he never take at work?  And what item would he never borrow from a friend? Dr Oz Shortcuts to Avoid

Shortcuts Dr Oz Would Never Take:

1. Avoid Hormone Diets

Dr Oz said that the diet that he would never use as a shortcut to lose weight is the Hormone Diet (the other choices were a Low Carb Diet or the Mediterranean Diet).  The hormone diet is popular in drug stores and it uses HCG which is made in the placenta and found in pregnant women.  You can take the hormone in a pill form or as an injection, ad it is supposed to take away your hunger so that you can eat just 500 calories a day and feel satisfied.  Dr Oz said that this also causes you to lose muscle mass and it kills your metabolism – so avoid Hormone Diets!

2.  Avoid 100 Calorie Snack Packs

Dr Oz said that the shortcut snack he would never buy is 100 calorie snack bags (the other choices were microwave popcorn or granola bars.  Dr Oz said that in 100 calorie snack packs you get trans-fats, high fructose corn syrups and sugars – place they cost much more than they should.  You can save money and have control over your snacks by making your own 100 calorie snack packs with the mini-snack size ziploc bags.

3.  Avoid Taking Elevators Instead of Stairs

Dr Oz said that the shortcut he would never take at work is to take the elevator instead of stairs (the other options were to eat lunch at your desk or to have coffee for a quick caffeine boost).  Dr Oz said he would never take the elevator if he has less than 3 flights of stairs to take.  Taking stairs is a great way to exercise and it helps to build muscle mass since you are lifting yourself against gravity.

4.  Never Share Antibiotics

Dr Oz said that the one item he would never borrow from a friend in a pinch is antibiotics (the other options were deodorant or a toothbrush).  Honestly, I would never share any of the three – unless the deodorant was an aerosol type!  Dr Oz said that 1 in 3 Americans admit that they take a prescription drug that has been prescribed for someone else.  Dr Oz even did a survey in is audience and found that 1/3 of them have used a friend’s antibiotics.  This is a major no-no!

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