Dr Oz: Fat Busting Metabolism Boosters
Dr Oz did a show called Fat Busting Metabolism Boosters to help people speed up their metabolisms, especially people over 40 years old. Once you turn 40, you can eat the same way and exercise just as much, but all of a sudden you will notice fat depositing in places you never noticed. The pounds start to pack on and stay on, and the main culprit is your metabolism. Doctor Oz said that during our first four decades, our body’s are a model of energy efficiency due to our metabolisms, but when you hit 40, your body burns 100 fewer calories every day (which definitely sounds like A LOT!). And after you are 50 years old, that number doubles. In fact, your metabolism slows down by 10% every 10 years after you turn 40. Dr Oz was joined by Lisa Lynn, a weight loss and metabolism expert, to discuss 5 Metabolism Boosters to Bust Fat!
Dr Oz: Konjac Root Fiber
Dr Oz’s first guest said that once she hit 40, she became hungry all the time. Doctor Oz said that the reason for all of these cravings is likely the big changes in hormones that takes place. Lisa Lynn said that Konjac Fiber is an incredible root that keeps you feeling full, regulates your hormones and regulates your sugar balance. Take Konjac Root Fiber 30 minutes before a meal and drink lots of water with it. Lisa Lynn said that studies back up Konjac Fiber and have shown that it cannot hurt you. Dr Oz said that his wife takes this and that it is the most potent natural fiber that he knows of.
Dr Oz: Magical Noodles
Lisa Lynn said that if you are not a supplement junky and prefer to eat food instead, try to eat Miracle Noodles or Shirataki Noodles, which work as a great filler. You can mix in chicken and broccoli or just eat it with tomato sauce on top. Shirataki Noodles have no calories and are high in fiber so they fill you up. Lisa Lynn said that if one bag does not fill you up, you can just eat another one since there are no calories. You can find Shirataki Noodles in Asian Markets, but I have also seen it in various grocery stores including Whole Foods. Click here for a recap of another segment where Dr Oz spoke about these noodles: Dr Oz Shirataki Noodles.
Dr Oz: Raspberry Ketone Burns Fat
Doctor Oz’s next guest said that she has tried appetite suppressants, water pills and everything under the sun to lose weight. Lisa Lynn said that animal studies have shown Raspberry Ketones to be beneficial and that her firsthand experience with the supplement has been amazing. Raspberry Ketone comes from red raspberries and helps your body to burn fat. You take it just once a day and it makes it easier to burn off your fat, especially if you are working out. Here is a link to one pill that I found (since Dr Oz did not mention a brand or where to buy them at): Raspberry Keytone Pills. You can also eat a bowl of raspberries with each meal, but that will not be as much as you get from taking a Raspberry Ketone Supplement.
Dr Oz: L-Carnitine
Dr Oz’s third guest said that she feels tired all the time. L-Carnitine gives you energy, plus it takes fat from your body and pulls it into your cells to be used as energy. Take 500 mg of L-Carnitine twice a day, but Lisa Lynn said that you have to read the labels because your dose will be different if you weigh 100 pounds vs if you weigh 200 pounds. If you are in doubt, start with less and always talk to your physician before starting any supplement. Dr Oz also mentioned that you should take Vitamin C with L-Carnitine, because Vitamin C enhances your body’s ability to produce Carnitine naturally.
Dr Oz: Unworkout Workout
Dr Oz’s next tip was really shocking – could it be that you need to exercise less to lose more weight? Lisa Lynn said that if she exercises too much, she gets even hungrier, so she eats even more. It is important to do the right amount of exercise and to not overdo it. Lisa Lynn showed Doctor Oz how to do an exercise to get really flat abs, they are called Side Core Raises. Lie down on the ground on your side, and prop yourself up on your elbow, like you are watching TV. Then use your abs to lift your body up and reach your arm over your head. Once you learn to train smart, you won’t have to exercise as much.