Dr. Oz kept the webcams rolling so he could answer MORE of your questions. Here, he and Dr. Roizen share weight loss wisdom and dieting tips to help you drop the pounds.

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  • I want to make positive changes in my life. Where do I start?
  • Why is it harder to lose weight as we get older?
  • I consume a lot of artificial sweeteners. Are they safe?

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  • How can I tell the difference between physical hunger and emotional hunger?
  • Do weight loss products like Hoodia work?
  • Why are 10,000 steps a day recommended?
  • How do we motivate others to lose weight without offending them?

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  • Why is it so hard to lose arm fat?
  • What are your thoughts on the blood type diet?
  • What's the best way to detoxify the body when starting a weight loss program?
  • Is it better to eat before or after exercise?

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  • Can belly fat cause any major health problems?
  • Is sex considered good exercise?
  • I've been working out for a year and have hit a plateau. How can I get past this?
  • What is a daily normal sugar intake?

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  • How bad is it to have dinner at 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. twice a week?
  • Do you have any weight loss shake recipes?
  • I exercise but belly fat keeps coming on. What can I do?
  • Is yo-yo dieting more dangerous than being overweight?

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  • I have osteoporosis. What are some safe exercises I can do?
  • I have a sweet tooth. What can I do when I crave chocolate?

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  • How does cortisol affect belly fat?
  • What are the benefits of fiber for dieting?

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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