Oz 100 Weight Loss Secrets

Before and after. Diane lost 158 pounds.

Oz 100 Weight Loss Secrets

To celebrate the 100th episode of The Dr. Oz Show, the audience was filled with 100 people who each lost 100 pounds. Four guests shared their personal stories and weight loss secrets.


WEIGHT LOST: 158 lbs

Weight Loss Secrets

Use Your Kitchen Timer. If you are having a food craving, set a kitchen timer for 15 minutes and occupy yourself otherwise during that time. Only eat if you are still hungry after 15 minutes.

Don't be a "juice junkie." Use bathroom cups to cut down on juice portions - and therefore your sugar intake. Take your favorite juice and put a splash in your water bottle for flavor all day.

Rate snacks on a 1-10 scale. Before you eat, make sure the snack registers as a 10. If it doesn't, pass it by. This helps you eat one treat as opposed to many.


WEIGHT LOST: 175 lbs

Weight Loss Secrets             

Make your sugar work for you. Instead of eating it, use 5 lb. bags of sugar as weights to build muscles during TV commercials.

Purge your fat clothes. Doing this gives you no way to get back to your larger size. There are no such things as fat clothes.

Practice the 10-minute rule. If you cheat on diet it's ok, but you have to walk for 10 minutes to get yourself back in the right frame of mind.


WEIGHT LOST: 130 lbs

Weight Loss Secrets

Eat breakfast. Eating a breakfast packed with fiber and protein makes you less hungry throughout the day.

Find a replacement for your trigger food. You aren't going to give up your favorite foods for your whole life. Find a healthy recipe to replace pizza, cheeseburgers or pasta so that you feed your cravings without falling off the wagon.

Eat mini meals. Five to six mini-meals, instead of 3 large ones, help keep your metabolism revved all day long.


WEIGHT LOST: 200 lbs

Weight Loss Secrets

The Sunday Prep. Chop and prep meals on Sunday for the entire week.

Purchase a wearable calorie counter.

Find a low-calorie/low-sugar snack. Merrill enjoyed sugar-free popsicles at only 15 calories a serving.

Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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