The Dr. Oz Show
May 7, 2012
Best Appetite Suppressants to Lose Weight
- Dr. Oz shares his top four appetite suppressants
- Three foods to control hunger morning, noon and night
- Two supersized foods that are only 200 calories each
- Introducing the 10 finalists for Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation – Vote for your favorite to win One Million Dollars!
Dr. Oz says he can help you get your weight under control with one of these top appetite suppressants. All season long he's been trying help viewers fight fat but over and over he hears the hardest part is getting your appetite under control.
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Best Appetite Suppressants to Lose Weight
Dr. Oz Best Appetite Suppressant #1: Glucomannan
Dr. Oz says you can't lose weight if you're hungry all the time. He recommends glucomannan, a soluble fiber that helps you feel full without being gassy. From the konjac root, glucomannan is nature's get skinny sponge that when taken before a meal takes up space in the stomach provided a feeling of fullness. Dr. Oz recommends 1g of glucomanna three times a day before meals.
A simple supplement that can be added to a healthy diet as part of a weight loss plan, Dr. Oz explains that glucomannan comes in three forms: powder, noodles or pills. He says to choose the form that makes most sense for you and your lifestyle.
Powdered glucomannan can be added to Dr. Oz's Green Drink or other smoothie, it can also be added to sauces.
Glucomannan can also be found in noodles by Shirataki. Dr. Oz’s Glucomannan Primavera recipe features Shiratake noodles with veggies for a healthy meal.
And, of course, there are always glucomannan capsules available.
Dr. Oz Best Appetite Suppressant #2: Grapeseed Oil
Grapeseed oil is a healthy form of omega-6 fatty acids. Dr. Oz recommends taking 2 teaspoons of grapeseed oil 2 hours before lunch. As shown in an animation, Dr. Oz says the oil will coat the stomach causing it to expand and make you feel full and therefore will decrease the amount of food eaten at lunch. He featured Spectrum brand grapeseed oil, made by Hain Celestial who gave every member of the audience a bottle.
Dr. Oz Best Appetite Suppressant #3: Griffonia Simplicifolia
Griffonia Simplicifolia comes from a West African shurb and, says Dr. Oz, helps the body create serotonin. He showed an animation of two brains, one brain of a person who was hungry and the other brain of a person who was full. Between the two brains, the difference was the brain of the person who was full had more serotonin. When the brain tells the body it's hungry, often what it's really saying is that it needs more serotonin.
Dr. Oz recommends taking 200mg of griffonia simplicifolia daily to help balance serotonin levels. He explained that a study showed people who took griffonia experienced less hunger and ate 41% fewer calories.
Dr. Oz Best Appetite Suppressant #4: Pine Nuts
Pine nuts have the highest amount of protein of any nut, says Dr. Oz, and they turn off hunger hormones in the body. He recommends eating a shot glass worth of pine nuts before breakfast each morning to cut down and suppress hunger hormones. In a study, he explained, participants eating pine nuts ate 36% less food because the no longer experienced food cravings.
Dr. Oz Control Hunger Morning, Noon and Night
Dr. Oz Morning Hunger Control: Hunger Blasting Bloody Mary
At 8am, Dr. Oz recommends drinking his Hunger Blasting Bloody Mary, alcohol-free. Capsaicin in the hot sauce reduces. In a study, he says, people who took in capsaicin took in fewer calories throughout the day.
1 cup tomato juice
3 dashes hot sauce
1/2 tsp horseradish
2 celery stalks
Blend all ingredients and enjoy!
Dr. Oz Afternoon Hunger Control: Coffee and Cookies!
At 3pm, the bewitching hour between lunch and dinner, Dr. Oz says he wants people to have coffee and cookies. Cookies for weight loss? The right type of cookie can help you feel full play a role in weight loss.
Choose espresso, says Dr. Oz, because the it alters the gut hormones and tricks the body into feeling fuller longer.
Dr. Oz recommends Caveman cookies with nuts and berries, protein and fiber. If you can't find them in your area, he says to make his Dr. Oz Protein Cookies with chocolate and peanut butter.
Dr. Oz Evening Hunger Control: Fennel Tea
At 10pm, Dr. Oz recommends to drink a cup of fennel tea to prevent late-night binging and rebound morning hunger. The scent of fennel tea alone can help to reduce cravings and reset taste buds. If you don't overeat at night, Dr. Oz says, you won't have food cravings in the morning. Dr. Oz recommends David's brand of fennel tea.
Dr. Oz: Supersized Foods For Only 200 Calories
If you use ingredients that don't have any calories, says Dr. Oz, the meal will be eye saturating and filling too. Dr. Oz has put together two dishes that will fill you up without eating very many calories
Dr. Oz Supersized Food: Mile High Pizza Pie
This pizza is a tower of filling vegetables. Roasted eggplant and portobello mushrooms with steamed spinach on a base of tortilla topped with diced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Dr. Oz's Mile High Pizza Pie is a lot of food for only 199 calories.
Dr. Oz Supersized Food: Banana Strawberry Parfait
Perfect for the sweet tooth, Dr. Oz's Banana Strawberry Parfait has only 190 calories. Layered with bananas, Greek yogurt and angel food cake, this parfait looks wonderful! [It also looks like it would be easy to overdo the calories, be careful!]
Introducing the Finalists for Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation
Over 1.2 million people registered for Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation in partnership with Weight Watchers and lost over 3 million pounds! Amazing! Only one person will win the $1 million dollar prize from Dr. Oz!
Ten finalists have been chosen by a panel of seven judges:
- Elizabeth Josefsberg, Weight Watchers Leader;
- Dr. Vonda Wright, orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, author;
- Dr. Ileana Arias, Director of the Centers for Disease Control;
- Dr. Michael Breus, sleep expert;
- Deepak Chopra, physician and inspirational spiritual author;
- Rachael Ray, chef, cookbook author and TV personality.
The 10 finalists lost a total of 432 pounds with an average BMI reduction of 6.7. Now, the viewers get to decide who wins. From May 7 through May 13, you can cast 10 votes per day for your favorite finalist. Click the name of each finalist to read their inspirational story then cast your votes! Next week Dr. Oz will announce the winner of his Transformation Nation!
Ms. Ortega lost 45 pounds and went from a BMI of 31 to 23. Today she is not longer pre-hypertensive and no longer pre-diabetic. She says her inspiration came from her cardiologist who told her she was close to needing a pace-maker. Two weeks after that doctor's visit, she learned about Dr. Oz's Transformation Nation and decided to take on the challenge.
Mr. Nielsen lost 88 pounds and went from a BMI of 40 to 29. As a high school teacher and coach, Mr. Nielsen inspired his school to get healthy with him.
Ms. Lewis-Vance lost 48 pounds and went from a BMI of 43 to 33. She signed up with her father and they both quit smoking. Unfortunately, her father passed away in March and could not complete the journey with her. Her father was her biggest supporter and she wants to complete the journey for him.
Ms. Moebuis lost 36 and her BMI went from 28 to 23. She is studying to be a health coach and during her own weight loss journey she inspired over 400 people to get involved and get healthy.
Mr. Lamb lost 48 pounds and went from a BMI of 43 to 36. His wife has diagnosed with kidney disease 3 years ago. He was inspired to get healthy in case he ever needed to donate a kidney to her. This journey has inspired him and his wife to live life to the fullest.
Ms. Haines lost 30 and her BMI went from 29 to 24. She is the youngest finalist in program. She says she always felt out of place in her very fit family wehre even her grandmother was more active than her. She didn't want to sit on the sidelines anymore. Now she's more involved with her family by sharing activities, she rides her bike 12 miles to work and is training for a triathlon.
Ms. Sankar-King has lost 25 pounds BMI 26 to 22. She says she is managing stress for the first time in her life. This busy working mom says the program allowed her to give herself permission and make her health a priority.
Ms. Brunaugh lost 21 pounds and her BMI went from 25 to 22. She a 65-year-old grandmother of 7 who says it's never too late to get in shape. She has brought her cholesterol down and is making healthier choices so she can set a good example for her kids and grandkids. She wants to be around a long time with her family and wants to live well.
Ms. McElroy lost 46 pounds and took her BMI from 42 to 35. In the process, she has been able to control her Crohn's disease. Through her journey, Ms. McElroy has blogged about her experience [click here to read Jen McElroy's blog]. Her husband has joined her on the road to getting healthy and he has lost 50 pounds so far.
Ms. Villanueva has lost 43 pounds and took her BMI from 29 to 21. Her husband has been working hard along with her, losing 40 pounds and getting rid of his sleep apnea. Her entire family has been involved in the journey to become healthy, they exercise together and eat better together.
Cast your vote for the finalists whose story inspires you most. From May 7 through May 13, you can cast 10 votes per day for your favorite finalist.
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