Dr Oz: 12-Hour Daily Fasting Window
Dr Michael Mosley claims fasting is the key to successful and sustainable weight loss. So how do you know what fasting program can work for you, and how can you try the technique without putting your health at risk? Dr Oz and Dr Mosley took a closer look at three different types of fasting to help viewers decide which could work best for them. First was the 12 hour fast which is done every day. For this fast, it’s time restrictive. You select a 12-hour fasting window where you fast for 12 consecutive hours once a day, for example, if you take your last bite of food at 8 PM, you don’t eat again until 8 AM.
Dr Oz revealed that he heard about this technique from Hugh Jackman, and he’s actually implemented it into his own life.
Dr Oz: Fast Two Days Each Week
Another fasting option is to fast for two days each week. Dr Mosley came up with the 5:2 fast himself when he found out he was a type 2 diabetic. With this technique, Dr Mosley lost 20 pounds of fat in 8 weeks, and reversed his diabetes. You can do consecutive days, but Dr Mosley likes to fast on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In this situation, you’re not fasting entirely, but cutting your calories to just 1/ of what you normally eat in a day, which means 500-600 calories and a lot of water! It’s recommended that you eat healthy on the other five days, but you can essentially eat whatever you want.
Dr Oz: 800 Calories A Day For 8 Weeks
The newest and most controversial diet that promises the fastest results. This plan calls for dieters to consume just 800 calories a day for weight weeks. Most medical communities will agree that you shouldn’t consume less than 1,000 calories a day. Dr Mosley argued that this technique is safe because it’s been tested on hundreds of people by some of the world’s leading experts.
Dr Mosley explained that the most important thing is getting enough protein in your diet, because your body stores fat and sugar, but not protein. To get protein your body needs, it will get it from your muscle if you don’t give it enough. A very low calorie diet can be dangerous if those few calories aren’t coming from the right foods. In the trial for this technique, dieters lost an average of 33 pounds in eight weeks. Dr Mosley believes this diet is the best way to rapidly turn around the dangerous effects of type 2 diabetes.
Dr Oz: What Does 800 Calories Look Like?
As for what 800 calories a day looks like, you could start your day with a blueberry and green tea smoothie. For lunch you can have a bell pepper with jeweled feta and for dinner you can enjoy eggplant with lamb and pomegranate. Another option would be an apple with goji berries and almond butter for breakfast, a warm halloumi salad for lunch, and spicy chicken with lentils for dinner. The options almost make 800 calories seem possible.