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Dr. Oz reveals 3 tips to burn fat without dieting

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Many people are unsuccessful when it comes to dieting and tend to quit before seeing any results. Dr. Oz shared some tips for those who want to shed some unwanted pounds without deprivation. During the May 23 episode of the Dr. Oz show, Dr. Oz shared 3 tips to using healthy fats to burn unwanted body fat.

Monounsaturated fats

Consuming a diet rich in monounsaturated fat will help decrease belly fat. These healthy fats are also beneficial to overall health. According to The American Diabetes Association, monounsaturated fats also aid in healthy heart function and blood sugar control.

Monounsaturated fats are found in avocados, coconut oil, olives, olive oil, and nuts like cashews, pecans, almonds, and dark chocolate. Although monounsaturated fats are healthy they should be eaten in moderation.

In order to reduce belly fat eat monounsaturated-rich food with every meal. Also, make sure half of the calories from fat you ingest each day are monounsaturated fats. Portion sizes are as follows: a quarter of a avocado, 10 olives, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of nuts, 2 tablespoons of nut butter, and a quarter of a cup of dark chocolate chips.

Polyunsaturated fats

Polyunsaturated fats will help boost your metabolism, breakdown fat cells and lower cholesterol. Polyunsaturated fat can be found in walnuts, pumpkin seeds, safflower oil, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, sunflower oil, and fish; salmon, mackerel, and sardines.

To help fight the fat in your body include two servings of polyunsaturated fat in your diet per day. Some serving sizes include 3 ounces of fish, 1 ounce of sunflower seeds, 1 shot glass full of pine nuts and 2 tablespoons of sunflower seed oil.

According to the American Diabetes Association, young children, women who are pregnant or nursing should limit their consumption of fish and shell fish to 12 ounces per week. The mercury in fish and shellfish can disrupt the normal growth process in infants and small children.

Alpha-cyclodextrin (FBCx)

FBCx is a fiber-rich supplement that traps fat and prevents it from storing in the body. FBCx is also known to reduce spikes in your blood sugar levels after a carb-filled meal. This supplement is only to be taken up to 2 times per week as it may cause gastrointestinal issues in some people. It is advised to speak to your physician before taking this and any supplement.

Dr. Oz also co authored a book called “YOU: The Owner’s Manual: An Insider’s Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger. In this #1 New York Times bestseller Dr. Oz and Dr. Michael F. Rozen share tips on how to gain complete control over your body and health.