Dr. Oz's Ultimate Diet Plan

This challenge will reboot your body in just two weeks! Use this plan to rethink your entire diet, from what you buy at the grocery store to when and how you prepare your meals.

Dr. Oz's Ultimate Diet Plan

This challenge will reboot your body in just two weeks! Use this plan to rethink your entire diet, from what you buy at the grocery store to when and how you prepare your meals.

Dump the Fridge

The first step of Dr. Oz's Ultimate Diet is to give your kitchen a makeover. It's time to create a nutritional haven filled with good-for-your-waist foods that make it easy to eat right. You'll purge your refrigerator and cabinets of any foods that break Dr. Oz's Rule of 5. Then you'll stock up on healthy essentials.

Read the labels of everything in your kitchen. If something has any of the following as one of the first five ingredients, throw it out:

Simple sugars
Syrups
White flour
Saturated fats
Trans fats

Fat Substitutes: Could They Be Leading to Your Weight Gain?

They're hiding in everything from low-fat cottage cheese to protein shakes.

Fat substitutes are compounds that resemble the chemical and physical properties of certain fats and oils and are often used to replace conventional fats (butter, oil) in baking and frying. They can help bring calorie counts down.

But fat substitutes are almost like secret ingredients that hide in plain sight, says Mark Schatzker, author of the upcoming book "The End of Craving: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of Eating Well."

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