Dr. Oz tackles your biggest body complaints and starts with your number one issue: a slow metabolism.
If you’ve always dreamed of having a fast metabolism, Dr. Oz shows you how to make it a reality. Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition’s Chris Powell is back. He’s known for some of the largest and fastest natural weight loss ever documented. He’s revealing his miracle plan to reboot your metabolism and he says anyone can do it.
REBOOT YOUR METABOLISM FACT SHEET
ACORDING TO CHRIS, THE #1 REASON PEOPLE DON’T LOSE WEIGHT IS THEY MESS
UP THEIR METABOLISM. WHY IS THIS?
People don’t realize how smart their bodies are – your metabolism adjusts to your lifestyle. You can actually learn how to manipulate your metabolism so it accelerates weight loss.
WHAT ARE THE 3 KEY RULES YOU NEED TO FOLLOW IN CHRIS’ MIRACLE PLAN TO
RESET YOUR METABOLISM?
RULE #1: BOOST YOUR METABOLISM EVERY 3 HOURS WITH A POWER 3 PLATE
HOW DO YOU DO THIS?
The best way is to eat a small meal every 3 hours. On your plate, you should include 3 portions - protein, carb or fat, and unlimited vegetables. Small frequent meals step up the heat. Believe it or not, the simple act of eating stimulates your metabolism by triggering digestion. Every time your body digests food, it ramps up your total metabolic rate.
RULE #2: TURN UP YOUR METABOLIC THERMOSTAT
WHAT IS THE ORGAN THAT ACTS LIKE YOUR BODY’S METABOLIC THERMOSTAT?
It’s your thyroid. It releases hormones that play a major role in controlling body temperature and the rate at which your body burns calories. If the thyroid function is impaired, metabolic rate slows down, which leads to weight gain. The key to keeping your metabolic thermostat set to high is by eating carbs. Cutting out carbs from your diet has shown to cut your thyroid function by 50%.
WHAT KIND OF CARBS ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HERE?
Many people think cutting carbs is key to losing weight, but it can actually slow your metabolism. Carbs can keep your metabolic thermostat set to high, but they need to be the right carbs, for example:
- Whole Grains (amaranth, buckwheat, spelt)
- Root Vegetables (sweet potatoes – can be cooked in the microwave, put them in a steam bag, perfect portion of complex carbs)
- Beans/Legumes (canned, low-sodium)
- Fruit (with skins for fiber)
RULE #3: BUILD YOUR METABOLIC MUSCLE
HOW DO YOU DO THIS?
The single largest consumer of calories in your body is your muscle. The more muscle you
have, the hotter your body’s furnace burns, even when you’re asleep. It is imperative to focus
on maintaining and building muscle during your weight-loss transformation.
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST METABOLISM MYTHS KEEPING YOU FROM LOSING WEIGHT?
MYTH #1: MY METABOLISM IS GENETIC
It’s an easy excuse to fall back on. It’s lifestyle that is the contributing factor here. And even if there are some genetic factors that come into play – they only load the gun, it’s your lifestyle choices that pull the trigger. Smart nutrition and fitness choices will overrule any genetics.
MYTH #2: I BREAK MY DIET
Chris urges people to take a cheat day once a week. It keeps you from falling off the wagon altogether, but more importantly it keeps your body from adapting to your calorie intake. It’s all about manipulating and outsmarting your metabolism. Don’t go crazy – but have that one thing
you’ve been dying to have all week, or go out to your favorite restaurant with your friends to celebrate.
MYTH #3: I EAT MINDLESSLY
This is what Chris calls “hypno-bingeing”. People can become hypnotized when eating and it’s
often out of boredom. They rarely remember their actions. They can open a bag of chips, and
when they finally snap out of the trance, the bag is gone. To avoid this here is a tactic you can
try: distract yourself, make yourself busy so you won’t eat out of boredom.
WHAT IS CHRIS’S SECRET WEAPON TO CURB CRAVINGS?
One tablespoon of natural peanut butter between meals, this snack will conquer your sweet or