|Many of you said when I wrote about my weight loss and my secret revealed that you were interested in HOW I lost the weight. There is alot of info I want to share on how, why, and what, so I will be doing this in a series of posts, so as not to overload you with info!|
Here is the second in the series. I want to talk about what I learned from Dr. Oz and how I tweaked it for me.
I began watching Dr. Oz when I was still in bed after my surgery and I really found that I loved his show and the way he explained everything. I actually took notes when he talked about weight loss!
I first saw him when I was flipping thru the channels one night and saw Joy Behar interviewing him and I LOVED what I was hearing, so I began to tape his shows and watch them! So, much great info!
So, here are a few things he had to say about weight loss:
Waist vs. Weight
He said that it isn’t so much your weight that matters as it is your wait size. He said (and my Dr. said the same thing), you have seen people who are large on the bottom and top, but have small waists, they may be heavy, but they are healthy because of their waist size. He said your waist should be no more than 1/2 your height in inches. So, if you are 5’5”, that would make you 65” tall, so your waist should be no larger than 32.5”.
Sense of smell
He also talked about our sense of smell being misleading. I can attest to this for sure! He said that we smell things and think they smell good and all of the sudden we decide we are hungry – yet – if we take the time to stop and think about it…we aren’t…we just like the way it smells.
When I first had my surgery, my daughter and husband and children were here, my son-in-law is an excellent cook! He really enjoys it and does a great job! My daughter is a great cook, too! But, would be cooking downstairs in the kitchen while I was recovering upstairs (right above the kitchen) and I remember thinking “Oh, I am sooo hungry”, when I would smell it! But, after hearing Dr. Oz on that subject, I stopped one time and thought about it and I wasn’t hungry at all! I just thought I was because it smelled so good! How easily we can be fooled!
Dr. Oz went on to say that it takes 2 weeks to make a new habit, you can teach the brain anything new in 2 weeks, he said guitar, piano, a new way to eat and be healthy, anything, just 2 weeks! I found that awesome, only 14 days!
Dr. Oz said the entire obesity epidemic is about eating or drinking 100 calories a day too many! That’s all just 100 calories! That’s like 1 soda a day. To lose weight shave off 100 calories a day.
I was shocked to learn I was obese! I thought for sure I would have to be like 500 lbs or more…nope! I was incredibly shocked when I read that I was obese!! That word just makes you think HUGE and it’s not that huge – or maybe I was! lol
He said belly fat is called Omentum and it squeezes your kidneys and that causes high blood pressure, it poisons your liver and causes high cholesterol, it also blocks insulin causing diabetes. All of that is caused by belly fat!
Some other pearls from Dr. Oz:
- Detox the fridge, remove all saturated fats.
Saturated fats are solid in the fridge and more liquid at room temp than unsaturated.
- Remove all white food
White bread, white sugar, white flour, pasta.
- He said high fructose corn syrup is poison to the liver.
Jason’s Deli removed all high fructose corn syrup from the menu with the exception of the drinks, and I told you that Hunt’s Ketchup is now High Fructose Corn Syrup Free.
- Coffee is the #1 source of antioxidants in America – it is a real food.
I was so excited I got to tell my husband that, he is always wanting me to quit drinking coffee. I do use sugar in my coffee, but Dr. Oz said agave nectar is sweeter than sugar and it’s all natural, so I just bought it and it really is good, I can never find ANYTHING good in my coffee to substitute for sugar, but this is good! I can use substitute’s in tea, but not coffee, until now!
Dr. Oz has a book and all of this is supposed to be in it, plus more of course, the book is called: The Owner’s Manual For Waist Management.
Next time I’ll be talking about what I have learned on my own through this journey about myself.
This is my interpretation of what I heard Dr. Oz say, this is not meant to be an exact quote, word for word of what he said, but, of what I heard and wrote down. This is not meant to replace the advice of your Dr. I was under the care of my Dr. all the way through and he was in agreement with what I was/am doing. This is not meant to be advice on your weight loss from me, just a re-telling of how I lost my weight.
Read all about my journey and how I lost over 100 lbs.
You are good, you could write a book!!! People pay for info like this!!lol
@Betty: Thanks Mom! I Love you!
THANK YOU for this information. I started my weight loss about two months ago and now I feel like I am on a roll. The thought of regaining any of the weight back is not even an option. You are an inspiration and I look forward to your other posts. I love Dr. Oz, too, and appreciate how he explains (in simple terms) the workings of the human body. I am going to buy his waist management book since you found it extremely helpful. Thank you, again, for the information and I am so proud of your accomplishment! You go, girl!
@Michele: Good luck to you, I hope you lose all the weight you need to and find it as easy and fun as I did! Fun because as the weight literally fell off I loved seeing the changes!
Thanks and good luck to you!
Wow, thank you for all the tips…..I had no idea about ANY of them, such great information to have! I too love Dr. Oz and am going to get his book, Waist Management, on your recommendation! You have never steered me wrong yet! LOL! I am so happy for you and your weight loss success! It is so inspiring, I can’t wait to show my friend and my daughter! Thanks so much for sharing and have you ever thought of doing a diet page on FB, actually, scratch that….I am sure you wouldn’t have the time as busy as you are keeping up your awesome site on Grocery Shop For Free!
P.S. Did you do a 3rd installment on the things you learned along the way on your weight loss journey?
Lori » Thanks, Lori!
On the right sidebar down lower in the Categories pull down – there is a weight loss section and it has all of my weight loss posts in it!
Thanks for all the kind words!!
Great thanks! 😉