In a talk show episode entitled "Girls Out Loud" on September 11, Dr. Mehmet Oz proved that surgeons have a wild and crazy side. He demonstrated his dancing skills in a segment about weight loss, followed by a discussion on why you should get passionate about adding tea to your diet. Ready to dance to shed pounds and discover teas that do everything from boost your metabolism for two hours to reduce anxiety? Get the skinny below.
Joining Dr. Oz to show how you can shake your booty to shake pounds: Stepp Stewart, a choreographer who encouraged everyone to experience the joys of dance for burning calories. Just 30 minutes of fast dancing burns about 320 calories. You can find the dance moves that Stepp choreographed on Dr. Oz's site. Or try a dance cardio DVD such as Rhythmica: Dance Cardio Party DVD or Billy Blanks Jr: Dance With Me Cardio Fit.
When it comes to weight loss, Dr. Oz suggests sipping oolong tea. You can boost your metabolism, burn fat faster and even block enzymes that build fat by enjoying this beverage. Dr. Oz explains that oolong tea contains a combo of catechins and caffeine that lights your body's fat-burning furnace. The result: Your metabolism is raised for up to two hour after drinking it! "Studies have shown that drinking oolong tea has led to sustained weight loss and a smaller waist size," says Dr. Oz. Look for it in health food stores or online, such as Bigelow Chinese Oolong Tea (click for details).
Also on his September 11 talk show, Dr. Oz talked about mood swings. For a natural solution, try adding passionflower tea to your diet. Because passionflower has the flavone chrysin, it reduces anxiety. It is particularly helpful if you have circular thinking or obsessive thoughts, says Dr. Oz. Just one cup a day can help. You can find it in health food stores or online, and it's also available mixed with other anti-anxiety tea blends, such as Yogi Bedtime, Herbal Tea Supplement (click for details).