Last year, bestselling author Dr. Joel Furhman created the only Dr. Oz-approved crash diet, designed to help you lose up to seven pounds in 10 days (click here for the diet details). Today, Dr. Furhman returned to team up with Dr. Oz to unveil the secrets to weight loss, including how to discover your metabolism type. Get the skinny here, from learning your type to what to eat to melt away the fat quickly and permanently.
Author of "Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss," Dr. Furhman believes that the secret to weight loss lies in learning not to eat less...but to eat more. The key: focus on nutrient-rich foods, such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains. "The key is to eat larger amounts of foods that are rich in micronutrients and smaller amounts of low micronutrient foods, such as refined carbs, white bread, white potatoes, and animal products," says this weight loss guru. The other key to weight loss: eating right for your metabolism type.
Dr. Oz explained today that understanding your metabolism type often is the missing piece in the puzzle of "why can't I lose weight?" that so many women complain about. Here's the solution:
- Metabolic Type A: If you love salty foods and often feel anxious, you're a type A. This means you burn protein and fats more efficiently than carbs. Recommended: a plan consisting of 50 percent protein, 30 percent fat and 20 percent carbs. You can enjoy dairy such as cheese and even cream. Fruits and veggies, as Dr. Furhman emphasizes, are great, but avoid refined carbs like white bread.
- Metabolic Type B: Do you crave sweets? If you're like Suri Cruise crying for ice cream and candy, you're a B. Enjoy a low-fat, low-protein diet with good carbs such as fruits, veggies and whole grains. Eat 70 percent carbs, 20 percent protein and 10 percent fats. If you choose dairy for your protein, make it low-fat.
- Metabolic Type C: Love it all? Then you're a C! Eat 33 percent each of protein, fats and carbs. You can enjoy a mix of foods, from olive oil to yogurt to cheese, protein and whole grains.