The Doctors: Reader’s Digest
While there are good reasons to check the nutrition labels and know what may be in your food, not everything in the grocery store is bad for you. The Doctors invited Reader’s Digest editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello to share some healthy food secrets.
Liz explained that Reader’s Digest is the biggest and most trusted magazine in the world, featuring breakthrough stories on health and medical advances.
The Drs TV: The Digest Diet Book Review
Liz Vaccariello announced that she has put together a new book in partnership with Reader’s Digest magazine. It’s called The Digest Diet, and it has secrets for fast, safe, and healthy weight loss.
She and her team investigated and came up with a list of foods that actually teach your body to release fat. They compiled a 21-day plan and put it to the test over the winter. Everyone in their test group lost weight, and the top loser dropped 26 pounds in just three weeks.
The Digest Diet Results
Dr. Andrew Ordon said that’s a lot of weight to lose, and he asked Liz if her methods are sustainable.
“What’s exciting was that the research showed that losing a lot of weight early in a plan not only makes you lose more weight throughout the plan, but you keep it off,” Liz said.
She said that there are three phases of the diet, and the final phase is about learning to maintain a balanced diet throughout your life.
Digest Diet Weight Loss Foods
Liz said there are lots of great snack foods that can help you drop extra pounds. Dark Chocolate is #1 on her list, followed by Olives, Almonds and Avocados. Liz said these foods are classified as MUFAs, or MonoUnsaturated Fatty Acids.
These foods can help you release fats, and these specific foods can target your belly fat. Dr. Travis said that higher concentration of Cocoa in Dark Chocolate means less sugar content.
PUFAs: PolyUnsaturated Fatty Acids
Liz mentioned another group of fats that actually reduce your fat. These include the commonly touted Omega 3 Fatty Acids that are often promoted in diet and weight loss plans.
Examples of these foods include Fish, Nuts, and Seeds. These foods will help you burn more calories even while you’re not exercising.
Fatty Foods Vs Fattening Foods
Dr. Travis explained that there is a difference between eating fat containing foods and fat building foods. He said that eating fats can help you lose weight and improve your cholesterol.
Fat you can pinch is called Subcutaneous Fat. The dangerous fat surrounding your organs is called Visceral Fat. He said that good fats can lower Cholesterol, reducing plaques.
Pairing healthy fats with an active lifestyle can reduce your fat and improve your overall health.
“Your MUFAs and PUFAs are ideal because of their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory powers to help reduce aging,” Dr. Andrew Ordon said.
Dr. Jim Sears said these foods can also improve brain function in children. Liz added that these proteins help control craving and make you feel full.
The Doctors: Coconut Oil Health Benefits
Liz said that Coconut Oil is the secret weapon on The Digest Diet. She explained that it’s a saturated fat, which you should normally limit. But it helps kickstart The Digest Diet, and she said a Brazilian study found it helped women improve their Cholesterol and shrink their waists.