Belly bulge begone: If you want stubborn stomach fat to vanish, Dr. Mehmet Oz, author of "YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger," says he's got the answer: Three proven holistic remedies that banish belly fat fast. We've got the skinny on his fat-burning finds here, including his fat-melting Green Tea Lemonade recipe.
Forskolin is "like lighting a furnace inside the fat cells, helping them burn away," says Dr. Oz. Because it focuses on fat rather than muscle, forskolin trims and tones your body. How to use:
- Take 125 mg of the dietary supplement in the morning before eating.
- Choose a brand that has a minimum of 10% forskolin. Example: Forskolin Extract is 20 percent forskohlin (click for details).
Drinking green tea lemonade made with Dr. Oz's recipe can boost your metabolism. The lemon supercharges the belly-blasting power of green tea.
- 2 cup warm water
- 1 green tea teabag, such as Stash Tea Company Premium Green Tea.
- 1/2 squeezed lemon
Start by steeping green tea in warm water for at least 20 minutes to release antioxidants. Then mix two cups of green tea with 1/2 lemon, squeezed. Drink two cups of this “Green Arnold Palmer” hot or cold every day.
The final remedy tackles belly fat below the skin's surface. Avoid refined flours and add blood sugar-stabilizing spices to each meal, says Dr. Oz. at every meal. Examples: Use 1/2 teaspoon of one spice to each meal: : cinnamon, clove, oregano, cayenne, or turmeric.