If your longing for salty or sugary foods keeps you from achieving your weight loss goals, you'll love what the Dr. Oz Show revealed on Weight Loss Wednesday. Author of "YOU: On A Diet Revised Edition: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management" (click for details), he's discovered the best appetite suppressants for killing your cravings for sugar, salt and carbs. We've got the skinny from Dr. Oz on how to outsmart those cravings and achieve permanent weight loss.
What's the key to suppressing cravings? Stable blood sugar. To do so, Dr. Oz recommends eating every three hours. And we're not talking about chocolate bars (see a related tip below!). He urges you to consume a balance of protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates at each meal and snack.
In addition, you can cut carb cravings with red pepper flakes. Sprinkle them on turkey bacon and tomatoes at breakfast, add a dash to your salad at noon and sprinkle over your veggies at dinner. By using 1/2 teaspoon of flakes or red chili pepper, you can consume as much as 30 percent less daily. Examples: McCormick Red Crushed Pepper or Korean Red Chili Flakes.
Do you love salty foods? Then meet a new supplement called Caralluma Fimbriata. Dr. Oz recommends 50 mg before breakfast and 50 mg before dinner. It's a safe, holistic way to suppress hunger and shed pounds.
Additional tips from Dr. Oz's stash of secret weight loss weapons:
- On several occasions, he's recommended green coffee bean extract supplements, shown to speed up weight loss. However, it's essential to read the label carefully to ensure you're getting a brand standardized to 50% Chlorogenic Acids. Example: NatureWise Green Coffee Bean Extract 800 with GCA Natural Weight Loss Supplement.
- Another frequent weight loss tip: Automate your breakfasts and find one that satisfies your hunger while including protein. One we like is Aria Women's Protein Supplement, Vanilla flavor. At 90 calories per serving (which is two scoops), you get 14 grams of filling, metabolism-boosting protein.
- Other supplements featured by Dr. Oz included raspberry ketones, African Mango, Green Tea & L-Carnitine. NutraH3 combines them in one: Click for details.
- What to do when you're craving chocolate? Dr. Oz suggests cacao nibs, such as Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Cacao Nibs.