Today on the Dr. Oz Show, Chris Powell reveals his new plan to cut carb cravings in 7 days so you can jump start your diet and lose weight. Oz opens the show by saying addiction to carbs is the main reason people fail in their diets. He says this addiction is just as bad as drug addiction and it killing us by making us fat. He introduces Chris Powell and we get a brief intro on his background. Chris says the key to true weight loss starts in the mind.
Chris says we need to get rid of our emotional baggage to really make a lifestyle change and lose weight. He says obese people have lost hope and before they can lose weight, they need to get that hope back. Chris says to start by making a smart goal that is specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time sensitive. He says a realistic goal is to take your body weight and divide it by 100. Chris says carbs run our body and we need them to lose weight. He says eating the right carbs brings huge results in weight loss.
Oz asks the audience if they feel powerless with carbs. Most answer yes. Chris has a week long plan to conquer your addiction to carbs. Chris says the key is to have high carb days and low carb days. Cut too many carbs and you lower your metabolism. The high carb diet consists on one protein, one carb, and all the veggies you want each meal. Chris recommends eating 5 meals a day. The low carb days start off with a high carb breakfast and then you taper off the carbs the rest of the day and add fats instead of carbs. You vary between high carb and low carb days for 6 days and then the 7th day allows you to eat anything you want within reason. Chris says don’t bring home the foods on the seventh day. If you want to eat a candy bar go get it and eat it before you get home. Not having these bad foods in the house will keep us from eating them during the week.
We now see Chris in action as he helps two people in Arizona. Chris starts out by talking to the ladies and finding out what they feel inside. Both think they are ugly and have low self esteem. He shows them simple exercises they can do at home and takes them on a hike. Now back on the stage, Chris gives us three tips. First, create an environment for success by getting rid of processed foods and getting more natural substitutes. Second, have a protein meal every three hours. You can use a blender bottle and make a whey protein shake for a quick easy meal. Third, do a little 2 minute exercise called a “down and up” multiple times a day. You basically bend down and touch the floor, walk your legs back until you are in a push up position, and then stand up. Chris says try to do these for 2 minutes at a time.
The next segment is about the thyroid gland and how it effects the way our body. Oz says the thyroid actually gets larger if it is under performing. It is called goiter. Symptoms include bloating, constipation, and fat is accumulated. A hypoactive thyroid causes the body to not be able to get rid of fat. Oz gives three tests. First, touch you neck just below your adams apple and swallow. You should not feel a bump there and if you do you might have a problem. Second, check your eyes to see if they are bulging and puffy. Third, if you are losing a lot of hair is could be a thyroid problem and you should see your doctor. Oz says if you see these symptoms, go get a doctor to check your thyroid.
Now we get Dr. Tanya Edwards and she is an anti aging specialist. She has teamed up with a local bartender, Rob Turek, for some anti aging cocktails. First, the heart smart cooler has blueberries, blackberries, mint, pomegranate, and soda water. Second, the anti wrinkle chocolatini has walnuts, vanilla vodka, and dark chocolate.
Now Oz has a quiz about vitamin A and he has the 500 dollar health drop. First, Vitamin A deficiency results in flaky skin. Second, Vitamin A deficiency will cause you to squint and can result in wrinkles. The ladies playing win $500 dollars! lack of vitamin A causes bad eye sight and this will make you squint. Squinting will cause wrinkles around your eyes.
That is the show for today.
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