Dr Oz: A New Way To Lose Weight
Fasting can certainly lead to great weight loss results, but it sounds pretty hard, right? If you’re feeling stress, overwhelmed, or scared about fasting, worried that you may have to starve in order to lose weight, it’s time to kiss those worries goodbye. Dr Oz revealed how to fast in real life to get the weight loss results you desire, without going hungry. It’s called the mini fast and it involves small changes that garner huge results. You can see a real difference in just five days!
Dr Oz: Mini Fast For Weight Loss
Dr Oz welcomed nutritionist Dr Kellyann Petrucci, author of the “Bone Broth Diet,” to discuss the mini fast. As Dr Kellyann explained, the mini fast is different than a regular fast because you can actually eat on a mini fast and you get the same results as you would a typical fast. The most important thing to remember is that it’s about fasting within a confined period of time. For the mini fast, you’re allowed to eat between 11 AM and 7 PM. That way you’re training your body to burn stored fat for fuel.
Dr Oz: Benefits Of A Mini Fast
Benefits of the mini fast include:
- Helps balance blood sugar
- Minimizes calories
- Manages hunger hormones
Additionally, the mini fast is best for those who need a push or something to get them going. It’s a great way to get motivated and get started on a better eating plan. Plus, if you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, this plan is perfect for you.
Dr Oz welcomed Michelle and Hayley, two women who say the mini fast has forever changed the way they look at dieting. Both women appeared happy and energized. Michelle lost 6 pounds on the 5 day plan and was able to squeeze into a dress that she never would have worn before. Hayley lost 5 pounds in five days and said she wasn’t hungry while on the plan, so she was happy to follow the plan.
Dr Oz: What Is A Mini Fast?
According to Dr Oz, the mini fast isn’t about what you eat, but instead it’s about when you eat in order to always feel full. You’re not counting calories, you’re counting hours. So how does the pan work?
When you first wake up, you’re ingesting liquids. Either coffee, tea, or lemon water. That way you start your day hydrated and you get things moving through your colon. You want to get rid of the belly bloat and drinking fluids first can help do just that.
Dr Oz: Chocolate Mint Breakfast Shake Recipe
Then the first meal is at 11 AM and Kellyann recommended you drink a slimming shake. You can make a Chocolate Mint Shake by blending together the following ingredients.
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
- 1 handful strawberries
- 1 C almond milk
- 1 handful spinach (or other leafy green)
- fresh mint leaves
The protein will help keep you fall and the sweet ingredients make it taste like dessert.
Dr Oz: Easy Shrimp Salad Wrap Recipe
Then two hours later at 1 PM, you’re ready for a mini meal for lunch. You want four ounces of lean protein, which is portion about the size of the palm of your hand. Then combine that with two tablespoons of healthy fats. Think chicken with avocado or salmon with olive oil. You could also make a Shrimp Salad Wrap with the following ingredients:
- 2 tbsp mustard
- 1/4 tsp hot sauce
- 4 Bibb lettuce leaves
- 6 large, peeled shrimp
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 avocado
Simply combine the mustard, lemon juice, and hot sauce to make a spicy sauce for the shrimp. Then cut the shrimp into smaller pieces and mix with the sauce and the cut up avocado. Add the mixture to lettuce leaves, wrap, then enjoy!
Dr Oz: Very Berry Shake To Fight Snack Cravings
You truly won’t feel hungry because your hormones are shifting. Leptin is a really important hormone that is associated with obesity. Leptin is lower in people who participate in mini fasting. That means you’re really not craving food.
At 4 PM, cravings usually hit and there’s a good chance you would usually reach for something sugary and unhealthy. Instead, drink a Very Berry Shake made by blending the following ingredients together.
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 handful frozen blueberries and raspberries
- 1/2 C almond milk
- 1 handful kale
The shake gives you the sweetness you desire as well as a burst of energy to get you through the afternoon.