Dr Oz: What’s Your Calorie Type?
Instead of making people count calories, Chris Powell and Dr Oz teamed up to share strategies that can help people stay within their calorie range, as shown below:
- 1500 calories or below: low-calorie type
- 1500-1800: medium-calorie type
- 1800 or above: high-calorie type
Dr Oz: Eating For Low Calorie Types
Lindsey used the equation and learned that she should stick to about 1200 calories, which means she is a low-calorie type. For low-calorie types, vegetables are key. A great meal plan for low-calorie types include an egg white omelet with spinach and tomato, cauliflower rice mixed with a little brown rice and chicken, and then zucchini noodles instead of pasta with shrimp or chicken for dinner. She loves apple, celery, and cucumber as snacks.
Dr Oz: Use Volume To Lose Weight
Chris explained that volume is key. The vegetables make you feel like you’re eating a lot of food, without eating a lot of calories. He pointed out that you may hear 1200 calories and think you’re going to be starving, but that’s not the case if you eat the right kinds of foods.
Dr Oz showed that the stomach has only a limited amount of space. 400 calories of oil takes up far less room in the stomach than 400 calories of protein or even vegetables.
Dr Oz: Root Beer Float Hack To Prevent Overeating
Chris Powell then had a hack that was especially useful for low-calorie types. Dr Oz wasn’t exactly a fan of it, but agreed that it can certainly work for dieters. Chris explained that dietary fats are a powerful macronutrient. Once you ingest them, it takes about 20 minutes for them to send a very powerful full signal to the brain. Chris likes to use them to manipulate the body so that you’re full and prevent over-eating later.
Chris first said that nutritionists everywhere are going to hate him, but he’s found that it really works! He suggested that low-calorie type dieters combine a can of diet root beer and a tablespoon of heavy cream to make a root beer float. It tastes delicious and it can help you feel full.
Dr Oz tried to mimic the same effect in a healthier way by combining one tablespoon of coconut oil and water. He even admitted it was terrible and said he can see the root beer float working, he just didn’t want people drinking them all day long.
Dr Oz: Eating For Medium-Calorie Types
Next, Dr Oz moved on to those with a medium-calorie type. For them the key is to fill up on protein while still using nutrient-dense calories like vegetables. A great meal plan includes an egg white omelet with tomatoes and a bowl of yogurt with a banana. Then for lunch you can have cauliflower rice mixed with brown rice and chicken and a sweet potato on the side. For dinner, a great meal idea include quinoa with black beans and a salad. A great snack would be an apple and a couple squares of cheese.
Nutrient dense foods kill cravings while nourishing the body and revving the metabolism. Some great nutrient-dense foods include sweet potatoes and apples.