Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen want to help New Year’s dieters lose weight and inches off their waistlines, once and for all. The goal is to shrink the waist down to the ideal size—32 and a half inches for women and 35 inches for men—and make eating so easy, you’ll never realize you’re dieting!
Popular diet plans have always played musical food groups: no carbs, more protein, low fat, high carbs.
Today, having been there and done ’em all, Americans are heavier than ever, which is why the newest approaches are taking a different tack, claiming to manipulate the body in some way—say, by “flushing” fat or “revving” metabolism. The question is: Do they work? “The golden rule with weight loss is always ‘calories in versus calories out.’ No matter what the gimmick is, if fad diets lead to weight loss, they operate by making you take in fewer calories,” says Donald Hensrud, MD, associate professor of preventive medicine and nutrition at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
The fifth offenders are white foods—including bleached flour The only white items you should have in your fridge are egg whites, cauliflower and fish, Dr. Roizen says.
The supermarket shelves are filled with foods that seem healthy…but don’t be fooled. Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen say that 50 percent of the sugar we eat comes from “fat free” foods like salad dressings and soft drinks.
In fact, young women get about half their daily calories from salad dressing! Dr. Oz suggests substituting olive oil and vinegar for a healthier alternative.