Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

 

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Lost the Weight? Here's How to Keep it Off

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Monday, 23 Jul 2012 08:25 AM Current | Bio | Archive


"Shallow Hal" (Jack Black) may have seen the inner beauty in overweight Rosemary (Gwyneth Paltrow), but if you've worked hard to achieve a healthy weight, you want to see (and maintain) the results inside and out!

To do that, avoid refined carbs (white bread, white rice) and fatty meats (including all red meat). They deliver saturated fat and trigger blood-sugar levels that bounce all over, fueling cravings and making it harder to stay trim.

The healthiest way to keep weight off once you've lost it is not to slash all carbs or eliminate healthy fat. A low-fat diet (20 percent of daily calories) causes your metabolism to slow down, so you burn fewer calories a day than you would (with the same amount of activity) on more a moderate diet. A low-carb diet (10 percent of daily calories) may crank up the fat burn, but it raises stress hormone levels. That increases inflammation and your risk of heart disease, cancer, and overall grumpiness.

So, to keep from regaining weight, the winning formula is found around the shores of the Mediterranean: Lots of unrefined carbohydrates (40 percent of calories from veggies and 100 percent whole grains); mono- and polyunsaturated fats (from olives, canola, avocados, walnuts, peanuts) and minimal saturated fat. Go easy on animal protein; make it from fish and skinless poultry. And do daily physical activity — keep up a 10,000-steps-a-day habit.

Bonus: A consistent diet reduces rebounding. If you keep your weight loss off for two years, your chances of keeping it off forever skyrocket!


© 2012 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.




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