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Dr. Oz: Mark Hyman's 10-Day Detox Diet and fat-burning weight loss supplements

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Dr. Mehmet Oz said you can jump-start your weight loss and lose 10 pounds in 10 days on a super-charged detox diet on the Feb. 24 episode of the Dr. Oz Show ("The Detox Diet to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast").

Dr. Oz's guest was obesity expert Dr. Mark Hyman, author of the 10-Day Detox Diet. Dr. Hyman said you can burn belly fat and lose 10 pounds in 10 days by eliminating sugar, wheat, and processed foods from your diet.

Two women in the audience said they lost 10 pounds on the 10-Day Detox Diet. Dr. Hyman said he saw similar results with a group of 100 dieters he tested while writing his book.

Dr. Hyman, who also wrote The Blood Sugar Solution, said eliminating sugar will dramatically improve your health and accelerate weight loss.

"Sugar is eight times more addictive than cocaine,” said Dr. Hyman, who said eating sugar only fuels an even stronger craving for more sugar, wreaking havoc on your metabolism, hormones, skin and organs.

Dr. Hyman's 10-Day Detox Diet involves the following:

  1. Eliminate processed foods.
  2. Avoid any food or drink that contains sugar in any form, including honey, molasses, agave, maple syrup and artificial sweeteners.
  3. Don't consume hydrogenated oils or refined vegetable oils like corn and soybean.
  4. Eliminate gluten, all flours and all grains.
  5. Don't consume any dairy.
  6. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and legumes.

Dr. Oz said the 10-day detox diet allows high-quality proteins such as chicken, fish, eggs, and shrimp, and unlimited quantities of non-starchy vegetables. The best part of the 10-day detox diet isn't the weight loss, but the extra energy, good mood and radiant skin you'll experience by eliminating toxins from your system and nourishing your body with whole foods.

Dr. Hyman’s Detox Protein Breakfast Shake

Fat-Burning Supplements Boost Weight Loss and Curb Hunger

Dr. Oz suggested using the following fat-burning supplements to suppress appetite and enhance satiety:

  • Konjac root powder. Konjac root (also known as glucomannan) is a gluten-free soluble fiber that contains no calories, starch, protein, fat, or sugar. Konjac powder induces a full feeling (so you can't overeat) and has been shown to control blood-sugar levels, making it ideal for people with diabetes.
  • Chromium. Chromium is a mineral that has been shown to regulate blood sugar and insulin, which is a critical component of Dr. Hyman's 10-day detox diet. “If you balance blood sugar, the weight loss is automatic,” he said.
  • Fat-blasting probiotic. Dr. Oz said the probiotic lactobacillus gasseri boosts metabolism, melts belly fat, reduces inflammation, and blocks fat production.
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