Dr. Oz: How to Eat Carbs & Still Lose Weight
Dr. Oz talked about how to eat carbs and still lose weight. He talked to fitness expert Chris Powell, who explained that we have a lot of positive associations with carbs. Things like mac and cheese and chocolate chip cookies send us back to childhood. But they also contribute to big health issues and cause physical and emotional cravings.
Dr. Oz: Eat Fat to Fight Carb Cravings
But Chris Powell had a way to beat carb addiction. First, he suggested we use fat to fight carb cravings. When you eat carbs, our bodies digest them quickly, causing the blood sugar levels to rise and then crash, causing cravings. Fats help stabilize blood sugars to prevent the crash and the cravings.
Eat 1 tablespoon of almond butter 30 minutes before a meal with a glass of water. This will help smooth out your blood sugar so there’s no fast rise or fast crash. This will also prevent you from eating too much during your meal. Chris promised that if you do this before going to a Mexican restaurant, you won’t eat a million chips before your meal.
Dr. Oz: Eat Bread and Pasta Every Other Day
Chris also suggests eating bread and pasta every other day. He said this is because many of his clients have a psychological and emotional need for these foods. So he decided to incorporate them so you could lose weight while still eating these foods.
On Monday, eat a good, clean, low carb day. On Tuesday, you can have a bagel for breakfast with an apple. Next, on Wednesday, go back to a low carb day. On Thursday, you can have a slice of pizza with a salad of greens. The rest of the day should be healthy. Friday is another low carb day and Saturday can be pancakes with syrup and blueberries. Sunday can be pasta.
It’s okay to boost your metabolism on the weekends, because you’re being healthy on the other days. However, make sure to be healthy for the rest of your day. Also make sure not to eat any of these carbs after 7 p.m.
Chris said one of the big parts of this is helping people to believe they can do this. You’ll never be more than 24 hours away from a cheat meal on this diet, which makes it very possible.