After having a year where he was grilled in front of the Senate for his weight loss supplements, and criticized in a British medical journal for lacking evidence for his diet advice on his show, Dr. Mehmet Oz is now being praised by Entertainment Tonight. The show recommended his shift to back-to-the-basics weight loss advice, including his new low-carb diet.
Dr. Oz’s new weight loss plan is called the Total 10 Rapid Weight-Loss Plan. He also has been showcasing it on his talk show, with additions ranging from Paleo-style recipes to maintenance tips, with a typical weight loss of nine pounds in two weeks.
A typical day on the diet begins with a hot cup of water with lemon. That beverage is designed to help cleanse the body. Follow that up with a protein smoothie (recipe below), designed to curb hunger and kick-start the metabolism.
Dieters on the plan can have two daily protein snacks, such as an apple and almond butter, or a handful of nuts. A high protein diet requires more effort to digest, which boosts calorie-burning, according to Dr. Oz. Fish, eggs, or poultry should constitute your primary protein sources, and the plan calls for 12 ounces of protein daily.
As the Inquisitr reported, the Total 10 Vegetable Broth is allowed in unlimited amounts to help you stay full. The Total 10 also allows unlimited non-starchy vegetables. Try the squash chip recipe below.
Total 10 Squash Chips
- 1 squash, sliced very thin
- 1 tbsp olive oil, or olive-oil spray
- sea salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place a rack over a baking sheet. Spray the rack with some olive oil. Arrange the squash slices in a single layer on the rack. Let sit for 10-15 minutes. Blot dry with a paper towel. Coat in olive oil. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Before serving, bake again for a few minutes at 350 degrees F to make them really crunchy.
Total 10 Chocolate-Covered Almond Smoothie
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 2 tbsp protein powder
- 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp flaxseed oil
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 dates
- 1/2 cup ice
Directions: Blend and enjoy.
Also touting the benefits of low-carb diets are Kim Kardashian and Sharon Osbourne, as the Inquisitr reported. Both have chosen the Atkins version, which emphasizes healthy fats as well as protein.
A new version of the Atkins diet, called the Atkins 40, is a more lenient program than the ketogenic diet originated by Dr. Robert Atkins, reported MediaPost. The low-carb diet now has been expanded to include whole grains and an Atkins version of pizza.
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