It’s an old-fashioned idea – but it still works: eating less and moving more are the winning combination when it comes to weight loss. By Dr. Oz's standards, your waist should be less than half your height in inches. The more you're over the limit, the more your health risks start to increase. There’s no magical way to melt the fat. You have to do the work. Share your goals with a friend and get started.
Gut-Busting Diet Plan
- Eat every 4 hours. This will help rev your metabolism.
- Try these 6 skinny snacks:
1. Soy beans are an excellent low-fat source of protein.
2. Green tea is high in antioxidants and boosts your metabolism. It has only ¼ of the caffeine coffee has – and you can eliminate extra calories since you don’t have to sweeten it or add milk. Drink it plain.
3. Apples are high in fiber, which helpo to lower cholesterol levels. They are also high in antioxidants.
4. Broccoli and kale are nutrient-rich greens that are high in calcium and vitamin C.
5. Natural peanut butter will give your body the healthy fats it needs. It’s high in monounsaturated fat, and has more antioxidants than many fruits. Stay away from the processed stuff for the full benefits.
6. Dark chocolate. This treat is high in antioxidants, and a small serving will help you curb your cravings for diet-destroying sweets.
Gut-Busting Exercise Plan
According to Bob Harper, the biggest mistake people make when they start working out to lose weight is doing crunches before burning off the fat.
- Don’t waste time with crunches at first. Opt for cardio and aerobic exercises that strengthen your core while getting your heart rate going.
- You need to get your heart rate up 4-6 times a week for 30-45 minutes each time. Get started with the workout Dr. Oz does every morning.
Incorporate these core-strengthening, waist-trimming exercises in your exercise routine:
Start in a push-up position and alternate bringing your knees forward. This will work your abs and get your heart rate going.
This yoga position provides a whole body workout. It strengthens the core, glutes and back and is a good practice to improve your balance.
Sit down on the floor with your legs extended. Act as if you were rowing a canoe, twisting side to side. This will help to trim your waistline while working the obliques.