Get into shape: Free weight-loss and detox smoothie recipe by Dr. Oz
Winter weight tends to creep up steadily and without warning, but luckily there is something that can be done to shed those stubborn extra kilos! Detoxing the body is important as it helps to kick start metabolic rate and gets all the toxins out of the body and the digestive system so that fat-burning and weight-loss can begin. Whether it's the South Beach Diet, Atkins or Tim Noakes Diet, a good detox combined with a diet plan is a great kick-start to weight-loss. We've found a fabulous detox and slim down recipe that can be used for 3 consecutive days and then repeated as a three day cycle when needed.
First, let's look at the top 5 ways to shape up and lose weight quickly...
Dr OZ: Top 5 quick shape up tips to lose weight fast!
1. Red pepper, Green tea, Chillies
Dr. Oz says that when eaten early in the day, red pepper can reduce the amount of food you consumer later, so be sure to make sure you have it in your kitchen cupboard! Green tea and chillies (not together!) can speed up metabolism - so make sure they are part of your diet too. Speaking of hot foods: if you swap mayonnaise for mustard on a sandwich, you can save a whopping 85 calories in one sitting! Read more about fat-burning spices here.
2. Oats and nuts.
Dr. Oz says that eating a cup of oats in the morning can keep you fuller for longer and will prevent afternoon munching! Add some pumpkin seeds for blood pressure balance and a handful of nuts in the afternoon can also get you to dinner time without snacking on unhealthy crisps and treats. Plus, nuts are a healthy fat that will do your body a world of good. Other healthy fats such as olives and avocado can become your fat-burning buddies!
3. Switch to water.
Dr. Oz says that you'll be amazed at how the weight drops when you switch to water instead of fizzy drinks or juices. Add ginger or lemon for that extra zing of taste - lemon is also beneficial for flushing out toxins and helping to detox while ginger has numerous health properties. Also, he recommends drinking skim milk in the morning - people who drank skim milk instead of juice in the morning ate fewer calories later in the day. Researchers also found that those who ate a boiled egg in the morning, stayed fuller till lunchtime. Protein in milk and eggs are also great weight-busters as your body burns more calories processing proteins than any other food.
Dr. Oz says the Omega-3 fatty acids in salmon may dial up your body's ability to burn fat! So get cooking and choose steamed salmon or tinned salmon on salads. This can also be incorporated into the famous Omega-rich Mediterranean diet which is heart healthy and leads to more weight-loss than low fat diets.
5. Sexy Exercise.
Dr. Oz says that healthy sex can burn an enormous amount of calories and help you get into shape! Stop eating at 7pm and then instead of eating a bowl of pudding, why not indulge in some hanky-panky and start burning off that weight pronto! Sex will also help get you tired and sleep is a great fat-burner. Studies show that you can burn more calories sleeping than sitting watching television, so lights out!
3-Day Detox Smoothie from Dr. Oz
Serves: 2-3 cups
What you need:
- Half Cup Almond Milk
- 4 Celery Stalks
- 1 Cucumber
- 1 Cup Kale
- Half Green Apple
- Half a Lime or Lemon
- 1 Cup Pineapple
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 2 Cups Ice
How to make it:
Place all ingredients in a blender in the order listed above. Start blending on slow speed for 20 seconds then increase to full speed for 90 seconds or until smooth.
The secret ingredient:
Coconut oil (a healthy fat) and wonder ingredient for weight-loss has particular fats called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). These help you to lose weight, especially around the belly region! Breaking down these particular healthy fats in your liver leads to proper burning of energy. Best of all, coconut oil increases the body’s metabolism by removing stress on the pancreas and so you end up burning up more energy and lose weight quicker! We have a great FREE Dr OZ Coconut Chicken recipe available here. There are also some great natural herbal remedies to boost metabolism and help you to lose weight naturally. Natural herbs have been used for centuries to help curb appetite and boost metabolism - just like the spices mentioned above, herbs have the ability to assist with weight-loss and burning of fat. Our tested top picks are below! They can be used to give yourself that extra edge when following any diet regime!