Dr. Oz: How to Make the Total 10 a Lifestyle
Dr. Oz has been talking about the Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan for the past two weeks. Today, he talked about how to turn it into a lifestyle. He said this diet was never supposed to be a diet, but a lifestyle. So how do you maintain it for the rest of your life?
First, Dr. Oz noted that more than 1.5 million people went to his website to check it out and he got 16 million page views. In 14 days, many people lost up to 10 pounds. They cut out carbs, sugar, and even caffeine. This diet detoxed their whole bodies and Dr. Oz hoped they would be eating clean forever.
Dr. Oz: Keeping the Weight Off
Dr. Oz talked to Aileen, who lost 14 pounds on the Total 10 plan. But she’s worried about gaining the weight back. She wants to continue her momentum, but she’s not sure how. Dr. Oz said that the weight Aileen lost is “phantom weight,” which is weight that will return if she goes back to her old way of eating. Some of it is water weight and some of it will come back once the inflammation in her body returns.
From here on out, Dr. Oz wants people to lose weight slowly. Women have lost 30 to 40 pounds a year on this plan. From now on, Dr. Oz wants people to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week. But how do you get there?
Dr. Oz: Reintroducing Foods
Dr. Oz said after the two weeks, you should reintroduce the food groups you cut out. Some foods will be great for you, but some will cause inflammation in the body. Pay attention to your body and adjust accordingly.
When you add dairy back, start with half a cup a day. Start with low fat dairy and drink 2 percent milk, cottage cheese, and even a little butter. Then bring back low glycemic fruits like peaches, grapefruits, oranges, and mangoes. Fruits will probably be okay for you and can be a wonderful tool, but maybe not.
At the end of the third week, you can reintroduce the whole grain carbs, like whole grain noodles, black rice, farro, or buckwheat pasta. When you reintroduce carbs, stick to 1/2 cup before 2 p.m. Aileen said carbs were the hardest one for her to give up, but she’s been experimenting with the quinoa to make it taste better.
Dr. Oz: Eat Protein and Vegetables at Every Meal
Dr. Oz said at every meal, protein and vegetables should be the cornerstone of every meal. Chicken or salmon or eggs, alongside the veggies, should be what you go to first. If you do this, though, it should be noted that Dr. Joel Fuhrman said recently on Dr. Oz that high protein diets, including Dr. Oz’s Total 10 Plan, are dangerous for the health and could increase your chance of cancer, heart disease, and even death. Predictably, Dr. Oz didn’t mention Dr. Fuhrman’s theories in this segment. But be aware of the studies before doing this plan long term.
Dr. Oz: Avoid Packaged Foods
Dr. Oz suggested everyone avoid packaged foods because they contain sugar and artificial flavorings. He suggested instead you try snacks like his Crunchy Chickpeas recipe.
Dr. Oz: Have a Splurge Meal Once a Week
Dr. Oz said after the first two weeks, we can have a splurge meal once a week, and have our favorite dessert, an entree, or even red wine. Aileen wants Thai food for her splurge meal.
Since Dr. Oz likes wine, he suggested dividing one serving of wine between four glasses and add club soda to each one. This will help you feel less deprived, because you’ll be drinking that one serving of wine in four glasses.
Dr. Oz: Woman Lost 100 Pounds on Total 10
Dr. Oz has had this plan in the making for 1 year. He shared the story of Christina, who lost 100 pounds on the Total 10 Rapid Weight Loss Plan. She’s a schoolteacher and a mother of two boys. Seven months ago, she wasn’t feeling well. She was tired all the time and she was overweight. She was unhappy with herself. She knew she wanted a change, so she found the Dr. Oz Total 10 Plan. After two weeks, she lost 20 pounds. After three months, she lost 55 months. When she returned to school in September, people didn’t recognize her.
Her fellow teachers were so inspired they joined her in the diet. Some of her fellow teachers have lost 16 pounds, 25 pounds, and 36 pounds on this diet.
“It’s been my struggle my whole life and I just can’t believe that I’m the inspiration for weight loss,” Christina said.
Christina came out to talk to Dr. Oz and was crying out of joy. Christina said she’s become addicted to the feeling of being healthy and happy. She has a renewed sense of energy and of life. The people Christina inspired were all in the audience.
“We did it!” Dr. Oz declared, as confetti fell from the ceiling.