Dr. Oz's Total Body Restart

Feeling sluggish and don't know why? Try this plan to hit the reset button and feel better from head to toe.

Dr. Oz's Total Body Restart

Feeling sluggish and don't know why? Try this plan to hit the reset button and feel better from head to toe.

Eat a Big Breakfast and a Small Dinner

Rev up your digestion by mixing up your meal size. Eating bigger meals throughout the day can leave you feeling bloated and sluggish. Flip the size of your breakfast and dinner, making your morning meal the biggest. Your body is better at converting food to energy earlier in the day, and this will help you feel less bloated later on.

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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