Dr Oz: The 5 Bite Diet
Dr. Oz has always said and believed that the secret to losing weight and keeping it off is a healthy diet, but today he discusses an extreme new way to lose 15 pounds in one week. He sits down with the doctor who says you can eat anything you want, five bites at a time, but is his weight loss diet safe?
Dr Oz: Ideal Weight Calculation by Dr Alwin Lewis
Dr. Alwin Lewis says the thinner you are, the healthier you are and the longer you will live, which is why he came up with an extreme way to lose 15 pounds in one week as part of a plan to reach your ideal body weight. Dr. Lewis bases his program on a similar diet followed by patients after gastric bypass surgery, which includes eating just five bites of food at lunch and dinner. Dr. Oz is concerned about Dr. Lewis’s calculation of a person’s “ideal weight” because he believe it is unrealistic and maybe even a little unhealthy.
- 6 Ft. 1 inch male = 140 pounds
- 5 Ft. 4 inch female = 107 pounds
Dr. Lewis points to studies that show the skinnier a person is, the longer and healthier they live, when he explains his biggest concern is for those who have extra weight around the midsection. He says he ultimately does not care how much you weigh once you lose the extra belly fat because that is the most dangerous area to carry extra weight.
Dr Oz: 5 Bite Diet Meal Plan
Dr. Lewis says his patients have found great success with the 5 Bite Diet Plan, so Dr. Oz asked him to go through a typical day of meals for someone following the plan.
- Breakfast: Black coffee and a multivitamin, which will carry out the fasting you did while sleeping a bit longer.
- Lunch: 5 bites of anything. A good example is a hamburger because it contains everything you need and it tastes really good.
- Dinner: 3 bites of macaroni and cheese and 2 bites of apple pie.
Dr. Oz says the 5 bite diet concerns him because it does not contain the nutrition you need and can lead to an unhealthy body regardless of the number of pounds you lose.
Dr Oz: Five Bite Diet Success Story
Dr. Alwin Lewis, creator of the 5 Bite Diet, gave Dr. Oz permission to talk to a few of his patients who tried to diet to see what they thought. He spoke to a 36-year old woman who says she lost over 100 pounds in 9 months while following Dr. Lewis’ plan. She admits to feeling apprehensive at first, but after a few days she felt much better and today is grateful and feeling healthier while still watching what she eats.
Dr Oz: 5 Bite Diet Eating Disorder Concerns
Dr. Oz says he spent a lot of time researching the 5 Bite Diet and he found that a lot of websites supporting eating disorders are also supporting Dr. Lewis’s diet, which is something that does not concern him. Dr. Lewis says his goal is to give patients control over what they eat and he tells Dr. Oz that he does not work with people who have ‘mental disorders’ because he believes they should work through their issues with a psychiatrist.
Dr. Oz believes the 5 Bite Diet makes you conscious about what you are eating, but his concern is that it can throw the body out of balance. He says a diet should focus on getting you healthy and skinny at the same time, not just one or the other, and he feels there is a better way to reach your goals without counting bites or calories at every meal.