Dr Oz: Slim Down For Summer
Dr Oz knows that a lot of women want to slim down in time for summer to feel more confident in their short shorts and bikinis. He wants to help women avoid fad diets to do so, which is why he was going to share his slim down plan from his own The Good Life magazine. Nutritionist Keri Glassman explained that summer is the perfect time to slim down because the sun starts to shine and the bathing suits come out, which causes a lot of people to resort to crash dieting.
Dr Oz: Fill Up On Vegetables
Keri said summer should be a great time to implement behaviors that will become long-term for sustainable weight loss. The first part of the plan is to fill up on produce. Vegetables are high in water and fiber volume. She loves vegetables like cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and peppers.
You should eat 4-6 servings of vegetables per day. Keri shared that she likes to fill up with a salad or a soup before her meal, because it can help you eat less calories overall. She also suggested adding some spice, because that alone can suppress your appetite.
You can enjoy a healthy, delicious dip like homemade corn salsa, rather than a lot of the fattier, creamier dips you typically see at a barbecue. You can find the recipe for the corn salsa below!
Dr Oz: Eat In Threes
The next part of the plan is to eat in threes to balance out carb cravings. He explained that when you eat carbs alone, there’s no lasting power, which means you keep going back for more, causing you to gain weight. If you choose the right carbs and combine them with healthy fats and protein, you have stable blood sugar and energy, making it easier to burn fat.
Dr Oz: Overnight Oats Recipe
Using this idea, one woman decided to make oatmeal. She makes it the night before because mornings in her house are so crazy. To make her delicious recipe, just combine the following ingredients:
- rolled oats
- Greek yogurt
- chia seeds
- unsweetened coconut flakes
You simply combine the ingredients into a container and store it in the fridge overnight. It provides you with long-lasting energy and you certainly don’t feel guilty about eating it! Would you try this version of oatmeal?
Dr Oz: Grilled Fruit For Dessert
Finally, Dr Oz shared that he wants you to think differently about dessert. You should instead, think about using fruit for dessert. Keri suggested grilling fruit, and shared that she likes to combine honey, olive oil, lime juice, and cinnamon, and use it as a glaze for sliced pineapple that she throws on the grill.
I actually just made some grilled pineapple for my family over the weekend. I marinated my pineapple in honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon, and it made for a delicious, much healthier dessert! You could even add some whipped cream on top for a little indulgence! Have you ever tried grilling fruit?
Dr Oz: Corn Salsa Recipe Ingredients
- 1/4 C frozen corn
- 1 diced red onion
- 3/4 tsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 pinch ground cumin
- canola oil cooking spray
- 1/2 tbsp diced tomato
- 1 1/2 tsp lime juice
- 1/4 tsp minced seeded jalapeno
- 1 pinch coarse salt
Dr Oz: Corn Salsa Recipe Directions
- Combine all ingredients in a frying pan
- Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for five minutes
- Once corn is a golden-brown color, remove from heat and enjoy