- You’re Invited to Dinner with Dr. Oz
- Why Dr. Oz Wants You To Stop Eating Breakfast
- Dr. Oz: Cancel breakfast in 2020 and do this instead
- Snow Pea Leaves
- The top diets of 2016 are…
- A Look at the Ultimate Diet of Dr. Oz
- Creating the List of Ultimate Diet Foods (1:06)
You’re Invited to Dinner with Dr. Oz
As Lisa sets the salad bowl on the burnished-oak kitchen table, Dr. Oz calls the younger of their four children—Zoe, 16, and Oliver, 12—to dinner. Late-afternoon sunlight streams through the window, which overlooks a gray stone parterre. Just beyond, the lawn of the sprawling, Mediterranean-style house terraces down to the Hudson River. When Lisa brings to the table a platter of mashed sweet potatoes with cornmeal-crusted tofu, the kids angle for the crispiest slices. “Hey, I wanted that one!” says Oliver, eyeing a piece that Zoe has nabbed.
Of the four children, Arabella, 20, and Zoe are vegetarian; Daphne, 25, and Oliver are not. “Oliver had been the most strict of all the vegetarians until we went to Italy and they served wild boar,” Lisa says. “Mehmet thought it would be fun to let him taste it. Oliver thought it was like manna from heaven. So now he does occasionally eat meat.”
Dr. Oz and Oliver tease Zoe for being the family member least likely to eat greens, but she holds up a forkful of kale and protests, “Yes I do! Look at this! I do eat greens!” and takes a big bite. This is the kind of healthy peer pressure Dr. Oz is fond of advocating. “You know, it takes kids about 12 exposures to a taste to begin to like it,” he says. “So it takes a while for them to get used to the idea that broccoli actually tastes good—and to admit that it does.”
As for dessert, the Oz family rarely eats it. “Fat is an acquired taste,” Dr. Oz says. “There’s no taste bud for fat.” The cravings for sugar and salt are in the same part of the brain, he says. “I’d rather my kids go for the salt, because they usually won’t eat as much as they would with sweets.” The family also serves only water with meals—never soda and rarely alcohol. “We’ll add slices of orange, cucumber, or lemon with mint to water—we call it spa water,” Lisa says. “The kids drink it all day long and love it, especially if they’ve gotten to choose what the flavor will be that day.”
Dr. Oz understands how hard it is to get kids to eat well. “The most challenging one for us to deal with was Daphne,” he says. “She had the biggest problem with weight, and she was the most resistant because she was the first. The genes load the gun, but the environment pulls the trigger.” Only once she understood that eating healthy is as much about quantity as quality did Daphne change the way she ate. Following Oz family tradition, in 2006 she wrote a book for college students about conquering bad eating habits, The Dorm Room Diet, which became a national best-seller.
When they finish dinner, Oliver escapes to the pool and Zoe heads up to her room to finish homework while Dr. Oz and Lisa linger at the table, watching the light fade through the trees outside.
“The disintegration of the family meal can be directly linked to obesity, because that’s when you pass along not just the lore of the family but the taste buds of the family,” he says. And Dr. Oz knows how much he owes the ritual of the healthy family dinner to his wife of 26 years. On the nights he’s taping his show, he gets home too late to eat with everyone else.
“The kitchen closes at 7:30,” he says.
“You have leftovers out on a plate waiting for you,” Lisa protests.
“Yes,” he says sadly, “but it’s not hot, and there’s no one there to eat with.”
The one thing Dr. Oz never misses is the family’s weekly field trip to the Union Square greenmarket in New York City, where they stock up on organic produce. The family fridge is filled with leafy greens, raspberries, and apples; the pantry with beans, brown rice, and olive oil. “We are all creatures of habit, and junk food is not something I think about,” Lisa says. “This is just the way we live.”
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Why Dr. Oz Wants You To Stop Eating Breakfast
Is breakfast the most important meal of the day like we were told at a young age? Dr. Mehmet Oz, better known as simply Dr. Oz, is making the case against eating anything in the morning.
Dr. Oz explained last week his new lifestyle plan called “System 20” on Fox’s “Fox & Friends.” He said there are 20 steps people can take to reduce their chances of chronic illness by 20%. One of the “wisest ways” to stay healthy is to partake in intermittent fasting — that is no eating between 7 p.m. and 11 a.m. the next day.
Ironically, breakfast is far from the most important meal of the day as giving it up will increase endurance, resiliency, and mental focus, he said. Consuming food during an eight-hour window may take some practice to get used to at first but the body “won’t think you are starving” in the morning and your “body will sleep better” at night knowing it doesn’t need to work harder to digest food.
Wahlberg Isn’t Buying It
Mark Wahlberg considers himself among the fit actors in Hollywood and says he knows a thing or two about dieting. He sticks to a strict daily routine, including eating breakfast each morning at 3:15 a.m. before partaking in a high-intensity workout program called F45.
“I don’t care what Dr. Oz says, I gotta have my breakfast before working out,” he told TMZ. “That’s my preference. I know a lot of people do a lot of intermittent fasting and stuff like that, but you know what you do ? You go to F45 and get that 45-minute workout better than any workout out there, and you start getting in shape.”
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Dr. Oz: Cancel breakfast in 2020 and do this instead
Dr. Mehmet Oz makes the case on ‘Fox & Friends’ for intermittent fasting instead.
Breakfast is the most lucrative meal of the day for some restaurateurs and fast-food chains, despite the rise of the intermittent diet trend and Dr. Oz’s prescribing eaters to skip it.
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The TV doc told FOX & Friends on Tuesday he doesn’t think people should eat breakfast, but some businesses are banking on the morning meal category and disagree with the Doctor’s orders.
“I totally disagree with Dr. Oz,” Stathis Antonakopoulos, executive chef and culinary director of newly opened Carnegie Diner & Café in New York City told FOX Business.
Dr. Mehmet Oz is a proponent of intermittent fasting.
Antonakopoulos said 50 percent of the restaurant’s business happens during breakfast hours between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. on weekdays, and spikes to 80 percent on weekends.
“Breakfast is everything,” Antonakopoulos said. “It’s the start of your day, you have to have the proper energy — 8:30 a.m. is our busiest time of day. Dr. Oz is one voice, but it’s very difficult to change human habits. I don’t think people are going to skip it.”
Indeed, while the doctor cited the health benefits of intermittent fasting, the morning meal is the fastest-growing category at restaurants, with a number of fast-food giants investing in the “the most important meal of the day.”
Morning meals, including breakfast and snacks, are the only food segment that has seen year-over-year growth, according to a report from the market research group NPD Group. And cafes are among the fastest-growing category in the fast-food space. Coffee house sales alone surged 41 percent to $23.4 billion from 2011 to 2017, and market research firm Mintel estimates those sales will increase to $28.7 billion by next year.
Wendy’s is making a $20 million investment in breakfast nationwide, the company announced in September. In 2020, Wendy’s expects to hire 20,000 workers to bring its breakfast menu — with items like a breakfast Baconator sandwich with Applewood smoked bacon across the country. Burger King introduced a $5 coffee subscription to customers last year as a way to lure in more consumers for its breakfast offerings competing with chains like Dunkin,’ Starbucks and McDonald’s. And Taco Bell beefed up its breakfast menu offerings this year after morning visits to the fast-food chain increased 7.7 percent with spending increasing 31 percent.
And at grocery stores, cereal is the main driver of big brands’, like Kellogg’s, growth, particularly in the U.S. market. The company’s net sales increased by 2.3 percent last year, Barron’s reported.
Despite growth among the category, Oz cited research that suggests not eating up to 18 hours could have health and weight loss benefits, promoting the intermittent fasting regiment of maintaining an eating schedule where food is consumed between six and eight hours per day with fasting for the remaining 16 to 18 hours.
“We don’t really have to eat when we first wake up,” Oz explained. “When you fast, your endurance gets better, your resilience improves, you actually get mentally more focused. If you don’t eat for a couple of hours before bedtime … by the time you wake up in the morning you’ve been fasting for 12 hours.”
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Other research suggests that breakfast should be the most hearty meal of the day. A study from Loma Linda University’s School of Public Health from 2017 found that people who ate their biggest meal for breakfast were more prone to weight loss than those who bulked up on food for lunch or dinner instead.
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And not everyone is a fan of #CancelBreakfast. Actor Mark Wahlberg was asked by TMZ earlier this week if he agreed with Oz’s mantra of not eating the first meal of the day and had a dissenting food view.
“Listen, I don’t care what Dr. Oz says, I got to have my breakfast before I work out,” Wahlberg, who wakes up at 2:30 a.m. and eats breakfast at 3:15 a.m. every day, told TMZ. “That’s my performance.”
1. Sweet Potato
The women of Okinawa, Japan (who also happen to be the world’s longest living ladies) enjoy a purple sweet potato they call Imo every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rich in beta-carotene and boasting 150% more antioxidants than blueberries, this easy-to-make treat can be simply incorporated into an American diet. And, if you can’t find Imo specifically, our orange sweet potatoes pack a similarly healthful wallop.
2. Turmeric Tea
You usually see the yellow spice turmeric in Indian curries, giving them their characteristic color. But those long-lived ladies of Okinawa slurp this spice in tea daily (and they have one-fifth the rate of breast cancer than their American counterparts). Studies have shown that turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that can help fight cancer.
This sweet, tropical fruit originally from Indonesia has made its way onto supermarket shelves in the United States. Hidden inside a thick purple rind that you cut open, is a white, creamy flesh full of vitamins A and C as well as cancer-fighting antioxidants. If you can’t find the fruit, the juice of the mangosteen, which is more widely available, is the next best thing. This is also available in tea form.
4. Mustard Greens
In Icaria, Greece, 1 in 3 people lives to the age of 90, making the Greek island one of the areas designated as a “blue zone,” where people enjoy superior longevity. There are also no cases Alzheimer’s disease reported there despite many people living to a ripe old age. One of the nourishing foods they enjoy are mustard greens. High in vitamin K (most Americans are deficient in this nutrient), the spicy greens are good for your blood and bone strength. Try them as the Icarians do: boil and then toss with a little virgin olive oil and lemon.
5. Barramundi Fish
If the Barramundi fish were a human, he would be a tree-hugging, salad-loving vegetarian. The Barramundi, hailing from the coast of Australia, eschews his fellow fish, dining on plankton instead. That means he doesn’t load up on mercury-packed smaller fish and has extremely low levels of the toxin, which is especially important for pregnant women. Free of mercury, but full of heart- and brain-healthy omega-3s, the Barramundi, which is becoming more popular in the US, is a shoe-in for one of the top 5 superfoods. Bonus: the white meat is light, flaky and delicious.
Dr. Oz highlighted five healthy ingredients from around the globe.
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Chapulines is the Mexican word for grasshoppers. Hear us out: This great source of protein is better for the environment than meat and you can buy them pre-roasted for these delicious tacos.
Quinoa is one of the healthiest whole grains and nearly a complete protein because it contains all nine essential acids. Try it in this salad with purple potatoes, another Peruvian native.
Quinoa with Purple Potatoes
Hazelnuts are a good source of antioxidants, but eating them in a chocolate spread doesn’t quite cut it. For the most benefit, eat whole roasted nuts with the antioxidant-dense skin. And you can still keep the chocolate.
Dark Chocolate-Hazelnut Bar
Lentils are a plant-based protein and an excellent source of iron, which is especially important for teens and pregnant women. In this recipe, they’re paired with anti-inflammatory turmeric and mustard seeds.
Red Lentil Soup with Tomato and Spinach
Snow Pea Leaves
These leaves, shoots or tendrils taste like a cross between baby spinach and peas. They’re packed with phytonutrients that promote healthy gut bacteria and are anti-inflammatory.
Pea Tendrils with Garlic and Ginger
For more on Dr. Oz’s favorite ingredients around the globe, read on doctoroz.com.
Happy New Year! I can’t believe 2016 has come so fast, but I had a great vacation with my family and I’m back and ready to get started on a new year with you. As always, we’ve been looking for brand-new ways to make you healthier on “The Dr. Oz Show.” For me, that has meant constantly meeting with people both on- and off-camera who are redefining what it means to be in good health.
I’m really excited to share one of the projects I’ve been working on for the last three years with these experts. It’s called the Day-Off Diet, and I think it’s going to transform the way you lose weight and your ability to stay on track to meet your health goals. Let me walk you through some of the features of this diet that I think are really exciting.
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It’s not about deprivation
Most diets out there focus on preventing you from eating the foods you love and force you to write off much of the enjoyment you get out of your meals. Unfortunately, that also makes it hard to stay on a diet long term. Eventually, you cave in to cravings and end up abandoning your diet altogether.
We felt like it was time we turned that notion on its head. Instead of deprivation, this diet is aimed at giving you the power to choose what you eat. We’ve designed a number of healthy and satisfying meals that also help you meet your weight-loss goals. But the real key of the diet is the day off you get. Once a week, you can take a day off from your diet to indulge in a few cravings. You don’t have to forgo decadent desserts or your favorite pizza place. Instead, you will learn how to cut down on unhealthy foods in your diet and instead, eat them sparingly. This will make the diet more sustainable over time.
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Weight loss with indulgence
Losing weight while on a diet that lets you indulge in the foods you crave might sound crazy, but it really does work. Here’s how: For most people, avoiding certain foods for most of the week helps dramatically reduce daily calorie consumption and shift the focus toward healthier eating. Even when you indulge on your off day, your calorie count is lower on average that it was before you started the diet. This means weight loss can still happen even when you eat what you want once in awhile.
On top of that, having a day off keeps you motivated to stay on track and gives you a chance to forgive yourself if you do slip up. Knowing that you’ll have an indulgence day as a reward for your hard work during the week keeps you honest and teaches you how to delay the instant gratification many of us look for when eating. You get the things you crave, but only when they’re going to mean the most to you.
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Drop pounds with or without exercise
When we had a few lucky participants test-drive the diet, we found that most lost weight on the Day-Off Diet whether or not they exercised. The thing is, we also found most people wanted to exercise even if it wasn’t necessary. That’s great news since we know that exercise has a variety of benefits outside of weight loss and helps keep the pounds off in the long run.
To satisfy both groups, I also wanted to make sure we added an exercise component. I teamed up with Joel Harper to help you get the exercise you need to kick-start your weight loss and keep those pounds off for good. Again, the goal here is flexibility. We know that some people might not be quite ready for a fitness regimen even if they’re looking to change the way they eat. No matter which group you fall into, this plan is going to help you reach your goals.
Getting your snack and caffeine fixes the right way
Another problem with a lot of diets is that they don’t tell you what to do when your meals don’t quite cut it. Hunger pangs in the middle of the day can lead you down the road to unhealthy snacks, which can derail your healthy eating plan. We’ve anticipated that problem and decided snacking is completely fine. What matters isn’t whether you snack, but what kinds of foods you snack on. For the Day-Off Diet, you’re going to be focusing on healthy foods that contain fats called monounsaturated fatty acids (or MUFAs). Great examples of snacks you can enjoy are nuts, avocados, nut butters, olives, and some seeds like pumpkin or sunflower seeds. These foods provide a healthy bridge that actually assists with your weight loss while helping to balance your diet.
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Concerned about getting your daily cup of joe? Coffee can sometimes get the boot in weight-loss diets, but the thing is, most research has shown that coffee can have real health benefits, making it a great addition to the Day-Off Diet. The key here is how you have your coffee. Stick to plain, unsweetened nut milks and use stevia as a sweetener instead of sugar. This gives you your healthy caffeine boost without the extra calories that come along with cream and sugar.
I’m really excited to see how the Day-Off Diet is going to transform you and your health goals this year. Tune into the show and keep an eye out on DoctorOz.com to learn more about the diet, get some of our yummy recipes, and get all your questions answered. .
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If you enjoy watching his television show, you will likely be interested in Dr. Oz’s Ultimate Diet. The straight forward advice viewers receive on his television program, is what dieters can expect on his weight-loss plan. His diet plan requires a serious kitchen clean out, and he has 5 foods you absolutely must avoid. It may sound strict, but he promises to “reboot” your body in two weeks if you follow his program. The best part is that you can get his program for free on his website .
How it works:
The first step is to rid your kitchen of the following forbidden items.
1. Simple sugars
2. High-fructose corn syrup
3. Saturated fat
4. Trans fats
5. Enriched, bleached or refined flours
Dr. Oz’s plan gets dieters to ditch the junk food, and replace it with nutrient dense foods. Dieters are advised to eat lean proteins, fresh vegetables, and healthy whole grains.
After the fridge and kitchen are restocked with healthy foods, dieters then need to find ways to cut 100 calories a day. One suggestion from Oz is to cut out soda. Oz points out that cutting just 100 calories can result in losing 12 pounds in a year.
The doctor offers up some more helpful tips to help dieters stay on track:
*Eat your meals on smaller plates
*Have healthy snacks on hand
*Get a weight-loss friend for moral support
*Automate your meals
The importance of a healthy weight and waist size
This is a serious program for dieters who are committed to abandoning unhealthy eating patterns. This plan is not only a diet, but a lifestyle change. Dr. Oz reminds people that it is not just about losing weight, but having a healthy body. Oz warns that if your waist size is too large, you are putting your health at risk.
Weight management is one part of the picture. He wants everyone on his plan to be working with their doctor to ensure that in addition to working toward a healthy weight, they are also watching blood pressure, waist size, cholesterol, and blood sugar.
If you would like a more extensive layout of the plan, you can find his diet in his book titled, YOU: On A Diet Revised Edition: The Owner’s Manual for Waist Management
For more tips and advice consult Dr. Oz’s website for a free overview of his weight-loss plan .
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A Look at the Ultimate Diet of Dr. Oz
If you are a weight loss enthusiast, you should have heard about Dr. Mehmet Oz, a Turkish-American Cardiothoracic surgeon. His Ultimate Diet and the popular Dr. Oz Show launched in 2009 have contributed in making him popular. He is also a TV personality and an author.
Dr Oz developed a diet plan that would help you to reduce your waist quickly. According to Dr. Oz, the Ultimate Diet will help you to get rid of two inches of your waist within two weeks. It will make it possible for you to rethink your entire diet and make healthy choices when you shop at the groceries. You will also learn when and how you should prepare your food. Dr. Oz in the Ultimate Diet also teaches you how fat is stored and burnt down by your body, what makes you full, why you become hungry and also tips on how to take smaller portions like using smaller plates.
There are many diet plans going viral on the internet today. But most of them are not backed up by any research. The Ultimate Diet is supported by strong research conducted by Dr. Oz himself. No further studies have been carried out by other scientists or medical professionals in order to confirm the claims of Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Oz. However, the claims of the Turkish-American Dr Oz have not been refuted by any research. Until that is done, there is no reason to doubt the effectiveness of the Ultimate Diet.
Making a healthy choice is the first step of Dr. Oz’s Ultimate Diet. In this plan, Dr Oz recommends fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. His “Rule of 5s” listed some foods that you should keep away from which include any food prepared with any of these five ingredients:
- white flours
- saturated fats
- trans fat
In other words, you should make sure that you read the label of the groceries you want to buy. If you follow the instruction of Dr. Oz judiciously, you will be able to lose about 12 pounds per year.
The Ultimate Diet also gives tips on how to control your portion sizes. Being able to manage your portion sizes will help you to avoid consuming junk foods that contains what the “rule 5s forbids.” Dr. Oz suggests using 9 inch plates for your dinner rather than the normal 12.5 to 13 inches dinner plates. Using smaller plates will help you not to eat too much.
Advantages of the Ultimate Diet
Dr Oz’s ultimate diet plan gives you some advantages which other diet plans may not give you. First, the list of recommended foods includes various types of foods meaning that you have multiple options to choose from. No matter what your preferences are, you will find foods that will suit your taste buds.
It does not introduce you to strange cooking and shopping routine. You will still find most of the items you usually buy in the list. So, you will not have the challenges of starting a completely new routine. But his Ultimate Diet should be combined with some moderate, daily physical activity. A good example: Only 30 minutes of simple cardiovascular exercises such as walking.
Be aware that quick weight losses as fast as 2 weeks (which we in principle not advise on this website, but in certain cases might be right), usually ends up with a similar gaining of weight sooner or later (usually sooner!) – Unless you manage to get into a change of your lasting eating and drinking patterns.
Creating the List of Ultimate Diet Foods (1:06)
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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.
Dump the Fridge
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
- White flour
- Saturated fats
- Trans fats
Go Grocery Shopping
Once you’ve cleaned out these major agers, go shopping. , which will help you stock up with fresh produce, lean protein and whole grains when you’re at the grocery store.
Rethinking every morsel you eat can be overwhelming, that’s why each day, regardless of what you eat, you’re going to start eating a little bit less.
Lose 100 Calories from Your Day
By doing this, you can lose 12 pounds in a year. Easy ways to cut these extra calories are to eliminate soda, ditch that 100-calorie snack pack or give up two cookies.
Keeping meals and portion sizes the same minimizes the chances of cheating or grabbing on-the-go food with mystery nutritional information.
Automate Your Meals
For breakfast, try kick-starting your day with Dr. Oz’s Magical Breakfast Blaster.
Change Your Flatware
Additionally, switch to using 9-inch plates. Most dinner plates are 12.5 – 13 inches. Smaller plates create portion control; you’ll eat less and feel fuller.
Don’t reinvent the wheel; Dr. Oz’s Ultimate Diet is about dieting smart, not hard. Conquer cravings before they start by being prepared with emergency snacks.
Have automated emergency snacks on hand that are full of fiber, like nuts and edamame.
Your environment and emotions often control your eating habits. Take control by make your health goals known and find a support system.
Call Your Weight Loss Buddy
Recruit your partner – be it a spouse, a friend, a coworker – someone you can talk to about your goals, your meals, and your new plan. Make a plan to talk (or email) five minutes every day.
Every diet has wiggle room, whether it’s for for a birthday, wedding or just a bad day. You can always get back on track. Here’s how.
Learn to Cheat
Getting back on track is easy. You know how. Automate your meals and apply the Rule of 5. But here are some quick ways to cheat when your cravings are due to a boring afternoon at the office, a long car ride or stress.
- The Lip Lick. Breathe in, lick your lips, swallow, and breathe out slowly, saying “ohm.” Let the cool air flow across your lips. The soothing move – which takes all of about three seconds – helps you to reset, calm down, and refocus.
- Spice it Up. Red pepper or cinnamon added to your food can amp up the flavor of food and saturate yearnings for something sweet.
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Make a Doctor’s Appointment
During your visit make sure you know these five essential numbers. An unsafe result on any of these tests can be indicative of a serious health problem.
- Blood pressure
- Waist size
- Blood sugar
Losing weight is actually a very simple equation: burn more calories than you consume. No matter what your exercise experience or physical condition is, it’s time to make a promise to increase and maintain your exercise regime.
Take 10,000 Steps Per Day
Whether you’re an exercise novice or a professional athlete, Dr. Oz will always remind you to get physical exercise. Your wellness journey begins with 10,000 steps a day – that’s roughly the equivalent of walking five miles. If you’re already exercising, make sure that your routine includes both cardio and strength training.
You’ve done the hardest parts: made a commitment to health, parted with your favorite junk foods, rewired the way you think about food and changed the way you eat.
The Maintenance Phase
Repetition is how new habits are formed (and old habits die for good.) Continue to shop for foods using Dr. Oz’s grocery list and keep your kitchen free of foods that break the Rule of 5. Continue automating your meals and exercising. Within two weeks, you’ll feel better and weigh less than when you started.