Dr Oz: Diet Myths Debunked
Today is the day to get the answers to your biggest diet questions when Dr. Oz debunks diet myths and sets the record straight on which ones work and which ones are a waste of your time!
Dr Oz: Does Being a Vegetarian Help You Lose Weight?
The first diet myth Dr. Oz addressed is the belief that being a vegetarian helps you lose weight. What do you think? Have you considered becoming a vegetarian because you were told it could help you shed pounds? Dr. Oz says this is actually a myth because some vegetarians actually gain weight, but there are definitely some health benefits to switching to a plant-based diet. The problem occurs when vegetarians trade out protein, which is good for weight loss, and replace it with carbohydrates.
Dr. Oz says the bottom line is that if you want to lose weight it might be wise to choose something other than a vegetarian diet.
Dr Oz: Does Eating at Night Make You Fat?
The diet myth that many people believe is that night eating makes you fat. If you are a person who tends to work odd hours, like nurses often do, then this one might concern you since you eat your meals when most everyone else is already in bed. Dr. Oz says a brand new study came out a few weeks ago that showed it to be true that eating at night causes weight gain.
Dr. Oz says even if you are a shift worker you can still avoid eating too late at night by following the same rule that everyone else should follow. Eat like a king at your first meal, like a prince at your second meal, and like a pauper at your third meal to avoid unwanted weight gain no matter what hours you work.
Dr Oz: How Cutting Calories Prevents Weight Loss
Do you believe the notion that the more calories you cut, the more weight you will lose? If so, you are not alone, but does it really work or is it just another diet myth? Dr. Oz says this is a myth and almost never works as a method to lose weight. The first thing that happens when you cut your calories too low is that your metabolism slows down, but what is worse is that you begin to burn through muscle rather than fat and that causes your body to go into starvation mode. All of this is what causes you to hold onto the fat that you so desperately want to get rid of.