Doctor Oz, 1/11/2018, promotes natural weight loss today with 6 Foods that help the body shed those excess pounds without pills or supplements. Oz is always talking about making simple lifestyle changes in order to lose weight and keep it off. Gimmicks may work for a short time. Supplements can contain dangerous additives that do more harm than good and can actually cause weight gain when a person stops taking them. Almost all dieticians and weight loss gurus say permanent weight loss can only be achieved when a person changes their lifestyle. The problem is that change and most people can’t live without the trigger foods they have become used to.
6 Foods that Aid in Weight Loss
Bananas– Oz says man people avoid this fruit while trying to lose weight as they are high in sugar. He adds that the sugar is natural and they are loaded with mineral, vitamins, and fiber. This could be the perfect way to satisfy the urge for something sweet without resorting to donuts or candy.
Whole Wheat Bread– While studies have shown that modern grains can spike blood sugar levels, Oz says integrating natural whole wheat into the daily diet can add valuable B vitamins, minerals and fiber. Again, fiber helps keep a person full and reduces cravings. Oz says the key is to find a balance in any food a person eats.
Avocados– Oz says many people avoid these because of their high calorie and fat content. He says the fat is good fat and avocados are lower in calories than many alternatives suck as mayonnaise. Studies have shown that people who eat more good fat tend to build more lean muscle. Lean muscle burns calories and can help a person shed excess pounds by raising the metabolism.
Potatoes– Oz knows many swear off this veggie because it is loaded with starch and carbs. He points out that the starch is actually resistant starch and it keeps blood sugar levels normal. Oz says that one study showed people who ate a grilled lean protein combined with a resistant starch actually increased their fat oxidation and felt fuller longer.
Peanut Butter– Oz says this spread is loaded with MUFAs that have been proven to eliminate belly fat, especially dangerous visceral belly fat that can cover organs.
Pasta– Oz says whole grain pasta served a little under cooked can aid in weight loss. He adds that the biggest reason people fail at dieting is because they deprive themselves of foods they love and finally give in to the cravings. Moderation is the key here and make sure you are using whole grain pastas.
Oz ends the segment by pointing out that moderation is the key to any successful lifestyle change. Start with small steps. Make gradual changes and retrain your body to stay away from the foods that can add bulge to your belly.
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