Monday, April 13, 2009

Dr Oz Diet - What food is right for you?

When you are looking for foods for the Dr Oz diet, aim for items that have less than 4 grams of saturated fat and sugars. Foods that are high in saturated fat elevate a person's cholesterol level. This also includes foods that have trans-fats. Foods that contain high fructose corn syrup usually have over four grams of sugar. According to Dr Oz, the typical person consumes 63 pounds (28 kilos) of high fructose corn syrup per annum, which adds 33 pounds (15 kilos) of fat to your body.

The Dr Oz Diet allows brown grains, such as rice and bread. White grains are prohibited, as they elevate blood sugar levels due to the enrichment process. Enriching foods leads to the withdrawal of natural vitamins and minerals. The only ‘white’ foods allowed on the Dr Oz Diet are egg whites, fish and cauliflower.
Repetition is the key to The Dr Oz Diet. The theory is that consuming the same foods everyday trains your body to crave them. Dr Oz recommends foods that you find enjoyable to eat and can afford eating on a habitual basis. The Dr Oz Diet requires you to eat breakfast that is high in protein everyday to prevent cravings for sugar by the afternoon. Eating the same food for breakfast every day makes it easier to stick to your diet.

The Dr Oz Diet encourages you to have a small snack 20 minutes prior to your meal. Doing so will reduce the risk of overeating and will also stimulate your metabolism, which helps your digest system. The snack must be a healthy and preferably contain Omega-3, this will also help prevent cravings.

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