Dr Oz: Learn More About Your Metabolism
The last time Dr Oz talked about metabolism, he shared the basics about it, and it turned into one of the most popular topics on his facebook page. He wanted to walk everyone through a plan based on their metabolic personality type. Ta’Rhonda Jones from Empire was back to report on everything being said about your metabolism on Dr Oz’s Facebook page.
Women all over the page were complaing about their metabolisms being the reason for their lack of weight loss, although one woman found exactly what would work for her, and showed off her 40 pound weight loss.
Dr Oz: Metabolic Type Self Test
Dr Oz then revealed his metabolic type self test to help you better understand your metabolism. First, how frequently do you eat?
- I eat often throughout the day
- I go most of the day eating nothing and consume calories at night
- Like clockwork, I have three square meals a day
Why do you eat?
- I don’t pay enough attention to know
- I’m consumed by hunger because I don’t eat enough or skip meals
- I get excited and look forward to my next meal
How much do you eat in a sitting?
- Small portions
- I barely eat during the day but I have a big portion for dinner
- I clean my plate
How much activity do you get each day?
- Not a lot
- I walk and take the stairs when I can but I don’t have a specific workout routine
- I get, on average, two and a half hours of exercise or more a week
Ta’Rhonda and Dr Oz both said they were type A’s, answering mostly 1’s. Dr Oz then had three women represent the different metabolic types. If you’re type A, you’re a grazer, which means your metabolism is on a rollercoaster, keeping you from burning fat and causing you to store it.
Type B’s are night eaters and then type C’s are food-fixators that sometimes eat whether they’re hungry or not.
Dr Oz: Make Your Metabolism Work For You
To make your metabolic type work for you, Dr Oz developed a three-prong customized approach for each metabolic type. The plan will address when you eat, why you eat, and how much you eat. If you’re overweight, whatever type you are isn’t working for you, which is why Dr Oz is encouraging you to try to instead do something that will work for you.
Dr Oz: A New, Healthier Way Of Eating
First, for the grazers, you need to keep a food log for the first two days to realize just how much you’re eating. Then, automate your meal times, eating 400-500 calories every 4-5 hours. You also want to be sure to eat 8-12 grams of fiber at every meal.
For the night-eaters, Dr Oz suggested scheduling meals, eating 300 calories every three hours. Fill up on carbohydrates for breakfast and lunch to try to not eat carbs before bed. Dr Oz had a “sort-of” treat to help those who are used to getting dessert at night, a warmed pear. He suggested that the last thing you eat at the end of the day be a pear in order to shut down sugar cravings.
Lastly, if you’re a food fixator, you need to listen to your body, by committing ahead of time to what you’re going to eat throughout the day. Use color-coded containers, making the largest one green for vegetables, the medium-sized one orange for protein, and then the smallest one blue for grains. Just know that whenever those containers are empty, you’re done eating.
If you’re still hungry, you can have low-calorie high nutrient foods, found in two red containers.