Dr Oz did a segment on Cutting Edge Weight Loss Products. I love when he does segments like this, because we are always bombarded with weight loss products on the market, but how can we tell which really work? Doctor Oz gave his “seal of approval” to four weight loss products so that we do not get tricked by infomercials that falsely claim to melt away the pounds.
Dr Oz: The Gruve
Dr Oz showed a great alternative to a pedometer called The Gruve, which measures how many calories you burn as you walk around. If you are sedentary for too long, then it turns a red color and vibrates to tell you to get up and move around. The Gruve even has an online component so you can see how much activity you have throughout the day. Dr Oz said that you can buy The Gruve online for $100.
Dr Oz: Quantum Scale
Dr Oz’s next cutting edge weight loss product is called the Quantum Scale and after your initial weighing, it does not tell you how much you weigh – it just tells you if you have gained or lost weight. This helps you to stop obsessing about the actual number (something I am totally guilty of!). Dr Oz said that you can buy the Quantum Scale online for $70.
Dr Oz: Meal Measure
Dr Oz showed a lady who keeps a food diary – something that is far too time consuming for me at least. But Dr Oz’s alternative, called the Meal Measure, is such a brilliant idea. You fill 3 cavities with your servings of starch and vegetables, plus you put the protein in an “open” cavity. Then you lift up the Meal Measure, and the perfect portion of all of your food is left on your plate. So no more worrying about if you are eating the right portion size or not!
Dr Oz: Jump Snap Wireless Jump Rope
Dr Oz’s final Cutting Edge Weight Loss Product is the Jump Snap, a wireless jump rope. Dr Oz said that you burn double the calories jumping rope as you do when you talk a brisk walk. And since the Jump Snap is wireless, you do not have to worry about being coordinated or tripping over a rope. I think it would be great to keep the Jump Snap by your tv remote, and during commercials you could use it to burn calories!