During the April 30 episode of the Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz shared his latest solution to shed some unwanted weight before the Summer.
The main concept to this new diet plan consists of following the 80/20 rule. The 80/20 rule is 80 percent produce and 20 percent protein. The fastest way to lose weight is to reduce or eliminate carbohydrates from your diet completely.
Carbs encourage the body to retain water which leads to weight gain and counteracts your work out efforts. For every pound of carbs your body stores, 4 pounds of water collects in your body along with it. In order to achieve success on this plan your meals should consist of 80% low glycemic vegetables and 20% protein and healthy fats.
Keeping your dinners light will allow your body to easily digest your food throughout the night and help you avoid bloating throughout the day. Dr. Oz recommends a liquid dinner for fast weight loss. The liquid meal should still follow the 80/20 rule consisting of vegetable, protein and healthy fat. Pureed vegetables, beans and low sodium chicken broth is one example of ingredients for a hearty soup for dinner.
Drinking plenty of water is a key factor in successful weight loss. Water helps the body digest food and eliminate waste. Dr. Oz recommends drinking a glass of “swim suit water” before and after every meal. The “swim suit water” consists of water, strawberries, cinnamon, and lime (the full recipe can be found on Dr. Oz website).
Consume snacks that are high in fiber and protein. Protein helps the body burn calories, maintain muscle, and stabilize blood sugar levels. Fiber helps the body stay fuller longer and will in turn help prevent over eating.
Dr. Oz promises 10 pounds shed by Memorial Day if the plan is followed properly.
'The 80/20 Diet' book by Chef Teresa Cutter offers recipes and a detailed guide for successful completion of the diet.