What Dr. Oz Eats for Lunch

Looking for some lunch inspiration? Look no further - here are some of Dr. Oz's favorite recipes to eat during the week!

What Dr. Oz Eats for Lunch

When it comes to lunch, chances are you probably find yourself seeking something light, but later come to regret the decision when your hunger sets in an hour later. Next time you're meal prepping, try these recipes instead. Without having to indulge in high-carbohydrate foods, these Oz-approved lunch recipes will keep your body satisfied until dinner.

Pumpkin Quinoa Soup

To keep your eyesight sharp and cholesterol low, try out this pumpkin and quinoa soup. Both superfoods have high levels of fiber and protein on top of reducing the risk of heart disease.

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Quinoa Soup

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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