Are you interested in losing a bunch of weight in only 14 days? What if this diet is named after the godfather of all diets, Dr. Oz? His latest recommendation could get you slimmer, lighter and even feeling better. Here’s what you should know.
The Dr. Oz Two Week Rapid Weight-Loss Plan (whew, that’s a mouthful) is big on vegetables and small on protein. Like many low-glycemicindex diets, this diet tries to limit large swings in blood sugar to avoid insulin surges. These evil insulin surges can accelerate the storage of glucose as fat in your cells.
This diet is great for vegetable lovers! The plan includes “all you can eat” veggies, like asparagus, cucumber, celery, snap peas, zucchini, squash, okra and broccoli. Good fats, from avocado, pistachio nuts or olive oil, are allowed in moderation. Protein is restricted, just one serving of low-fat meat per day. Think a piece of chicken, fish or turkey about the size of a deck of playing cards (6 ounces).
Now for the bad news. You can’t drink caffeinated beverages or alcohol. Don't even think about eating anything containing processed sugar or artificial sweeteners. No dairy except for Greek yogurt. And no late night snacking. In fact, no eating at all between 8 PM and 8AM. Ouch!
Does this diet fit your lifestyle? Fans of the vegetable isle of the supermarket can do pretty well. Eating veggies whenever hunger strikes is a great strategy for sticking with a diet. The limited protein allowance can be difficult for many of us, though. A quick conversation with your doctor and a ready supply of daily vitamins are both essential.
Has this worked for you? Let us know!