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.

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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