Live With Kelly Diet Week
On “Live with Kelly” July 30, Kelly and Chris learned all about the Wheat Belly Diet from Dr. William Davis. On July 31, they were joined by Dr. Mark Hyman for the second day of Diet Week. Dr. Hyman is the author of the best-selling diet book The Blood Sugar Solution. On the show, Dr. Hyman shared his great tips on how to speed up your metabolism and lose weight by eliminating sugar from your diet.
Dr. Mark Hyman: The Blood Sugar Solution Diet Tips
Dr. Hyman explained that sugar is the biggest cause of obesity in the United States. An astonishing one out of two Americans has either Pre-Diabetes or Type II Diabetes, and 90% do not even know it. Women who tried Dr. Hyman’s Blood Sugar Solution Diet were able to lose between eight and sixteen pounds in one week– it’s that fast!
Dr. Hyman said that the key to losing weight is to eliminate metabolism blockers, and add in metabolism boosters. Here are some easy and effective tips from Dr. Hyman.
High Calorie Beverages
Soda is packed with sugar, and is one of the quickest ways you will gain weight. By eliminating soda and other sugary drinks from your diet, you will eliminate many unnecessary calories. Also eliminate as much trans fats and junk food as possible.
Natural Proteins & Veggies
When choosing foods to eat, use your common sense: if something comes from nature, it’s good for you. Don’t eat foods that are processed and manufactured, and choose fruits and vegetables instead. They will fill you up and not cause weight gain. In addition to vegetables, you should add beans, nuts, seeds, and protein like chicken, salmon, and tofu to your diet.
Good Fat Vs Bad Fat
Not all fat is bad fat– your body needs good fats to keep you going. Olive oil, fish oil, and coconut oil are examples of good fats. Dr. Hyman said that people who have a high-fat, high-protein diet burn up to 300 more calories per day than people with high-sugar diets.
Lastly, Dr. Hyman suggested two dishes to try at home. Shirataki is a Japanese root that can act as a replacement for pasta. It is high in fiber and tastes just like noodles. You can buy it at any Japanese grocery, and also in powder form to take mixed with water.
For breakfast, try a shake that will keep you fuller, longer. Dr. Hyman uses frozen blueberries, hemp seeds, chia seeds, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, coconut butter, almond butter, hemp milk, and banana to make his shakes. You can find the full recipe on the “Live with Kelly” site.
For more information on all of the Diet Week diets, visit the “Live With Kelly” site.