Dr. Oz's May Diet, Pt 2 (3:39)
When we were kids, few things were more exciting than a trip to the beach. But as we get older, the prospect of wearing nothing more than a bathing suit becomes scarier with each passing year! Thighs and arms are exposed for all to see, and even the parts that are covered leave little to the imagination as bathing suits seem to get tinier and tinier.
You can stay inside all summer, wearing layer upon layer to hide your trouble spots, or always swim in a scuba suit. Alternately, if you’re ready to crank up your confidence, you can follow Dr. Oz’s smart and simple steps to lose weight, feel fit, and regain the confidence you need to wear your bathing suit.
Swimsuit Slimdown Tip 1: Sip Smart
Before every meal, try Dr. Oz’s secret swimsuit slimdown drink of a choice – a mixture of grapefruit juice and apple cider vinegar. Simply mix 1 cup of grapefruit juice with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, stir, and enjoy. The juice is loaded with vitamin C, which will help you burn fat faster, especially during exercise. In fact, a study showed that people with adequate vitamin C levels burned 30% more fat during moderate exercise than individuals low in vitamin C. Meanwhile, the acetic acid contained in the vinegar may switch on genes your body needs to pump out fat-burning proteins. If you find the drink a bit tart, add 1 teaspoon of honey, which only adds 20 calories, for sweetness. Drink Dr. Oz’s secret slimdown drink before every meal and you’ll literally burn away your fat while enjoying a citrusy delight.
Swimsuit Slimdown Tip 2: Slimdown Salad
For a lunch that tastes great and is packed with fat-fighting nutrients, try a salad of dandelion greens, watermelon, and parsley. After you’ve washed, dried, and torn 1 bunch of the greens into bite-sized pieces, combine them with 1 cup of cubed watermelon and top with finely chopped, fresh parsley. On top of tasting great and being filled with healthy protein, dandelion greens stimulate your body’s bile flow, which is vital for breaking down fats. They also act as a mild diuretic, allowing you to reduce water weight. Additionally, the salad’s watermelon is rich in the amino acid arginine, which might promote weight loss, according to a new animal study. Researchers supplemented the diets of obese mice with arginine over 3 months and found that doing so decreased their body fat gains by a whopping 64%. Finally, the parsley will add a subtle layer of flavor to your salad, while simultaneously removing water from your body and reducing bloat. When it comes to dressing your salad, skip the fatty ranch and go with a homemade dressing of 2 teaspoon olive oil, a half teaspoon of lemon juice, and a dash of salt and pepper.