By now, most people have heard of Dr. Oz. If not, he is an extremely well-known physician who has made frequent visits to the Oprah Winfrey Show and now has his own talk show called the Dr. Oz Show. In addition to his talk show, he has a radio show on Sirius XM. Currently, he is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and his specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. In line with his passion for decreasing obesity and heart disease, he has come up with his own diet plan, called the Dr. Oz 10 Day Diet.
The Dr. Oz 10 Day Diet contains "10 commandments" for weight loss. By following his 10 basic rules for weight loss, he provides an easy to follow way to keep healthy.
Number 1: Get rid of the stretch pants. By giving way to more accommodating clothing, you release yourself from the realization that you are gaining weight. Instead, pay attention to clothes that are harder to button or to put on and let this be your wake up call to get healthy before it gets worse.
Number 2: Remove the "fat clothes" from your closet. Don't give yourself a backup plan for falling off the wagon. If you know that you have larger clothes available to you, it's much easier to ignore weight gain.
Number 3: Don't eat meat from 4-legged animals more than once a week. Meat from animals with 4 legs tends to be higher in saturated fat than those without (poultry and fish).
Number 4: Do not snack excessively. Decide ahead of time what to eat and stick to it. Get only what you need out of the refrigerator and remove the temptation to continually eat. Snacking can be impulsive and often contributes heavily to weight gain.
Number 5: Do not eat past 7:30pm. Eat at specific times, when you are paying attention to your food. Mindless snacking, often in front of the TV, late at night, can easily lead to overeating and consequently, weight gain.
Number 6: Learn portion-control. Limit your food to no more than an inch high, and keep in no closer than 2 inches from the plate's edge. Eat what you need to be satisfied, but not full.
Number 7: Chew at least 20 times per bite. Slowing down the eating process allows your body the time it needs to make you aware that you are actually getting full. Paying attention to eating makes you less likely to feel as if you haven't eaten much. It's healthy to savor each bite of food, so that you appreciate your meals more.
Number 8: Don't eat other's snacks. By taking bites of friend's chips, cookies, or other tempting treats, you are adding needless calories to your daily intake. Stick to your own well-thought out and prepared snacks.
Number 9: Keep away from vending machines. Don't carry small bills! If you make it too easy for yourself, you will find it impossible to resist temptation when you have a weak moment.
Number 10: Sit down to eat. Make a conscious effort to eat while sitting (not standing!). Your body needs time to know that it is full, so don't rush and make eating an activity in itself, instead of nibbling on the run.
By following the Dr. Oz 10 Day Diet, you'll be on the way to healthy eating and keeping the weight off.