Lose weight fast with Dr Oz's three-step diet

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The latest quick-fix weight-loss plan in the US comes from none other than Oprah’s health guru, Dr Oz. He claims you can lose 3lb in 3 days just eating the same three meals. We’ve used his rules to create our own five-day plan that could see you lose up to 7lb.

Dr Oz suggests eating your meals at the same time each day. Again, he’s backed by science. Research from Israel has found eating scheduled meals leads to greater weight loss even if calories are the same.

Dr Oz increases the power of his diet by adding metabolism-boosting ingredients wherever he can. Try adding at least one of these to every meal: 1 tbsp salsa, some fresh chillies, grated ginger, cayenne pepper, mustard (powder or fresh), turmeric or cinnamon. Also drink green tea with meals, as this also helps raise metabolism. Consume 3-4 glasses of water as well.

Rule 1: Start your day on an egg

Why it makes sense
It’s been shown that people who eat eggs for breakfast feel fuller throughout the day and actually consume up to 400 calories less in the next 24 hours than if they’d eaten something else. Try one of these five breakfasts...
● Two eggs, scrambled and served with 200g of tinned tomatoes
● Two eggs, boiled, served with 1 slice of granary toast
● 1 egg, fried in low-fat spray, served with 1 slice of grilled bacon and mushrooms
● 1 egg, boiled, served with 2 slices of ham on Ryvita. 1 piece of fruit
● 1 egg, poached, served on half a bagel, 2 slices of avocado or some cooked spinach.

Rule 2: Eat a high-fibre lunch with added fat burners

Why it makes sense
People who eat high-fibre diets tend to weigh less. This is partly because fibre swells in your system, helping you feel fuller for longer, and it can also interfere with absorption of fat.
● Salad of 2-3 tbsp each of kidney beans, chickpeas and butter beans mixed with a little low-fat dressing and serve on a bed of lettuce and cucumber.
● 4 tbsp of cooled, cooked brown rice mixed with lots of grated carrot. Top with 2 tbsp of tinned tuna
● 2 slices of high-fibre bread topped with 2 slices of ham, roast beef or chicken. Add spinach and sliced tomato. Serve with celery sticks on the side
● 200g can of any ready-made vegetable soup and add in 4 tbsp of mixed beans. Serve with a large salad.
● Fist-sized jacket potato topped with 2-3 tbsp of baked beans and 2 slices of diced ham, roast beef or chicken.

Rule 3: Have your lightest meal at dinner

Why it makes sense
It’s not an old wives’ tale – the latest research from the US’s Vanderbilt University has shown that you lose more weight if you eat your main meal at lunchtime and don’t snack at night.
● 1 carton of fresh soup, ideally vegetable based
● Make a vegetable smoothie by blending 2-3 handfuls of spinach, 1 handful lettuce, 1 handful celery with 1 apple, 1 banana and some ice.
● Have a big green salad of rocket, celery, cucumber, peppers, spinach and the like with a little lemon dressing
● Stir-fry 6 handfuls of any mixed vegetables with a lot of herbs and spices
● Roast 4-5 handfuls of broccoli, tomato, onion and pepper

After five days stop the diet. It's very strict. Just eat sensibly from now on to maintain the weight you've lost.

The official Dr Oz – 3 Days+ 3 Fat Busting Meals plan (complete with recipes) can be found at www.doctoroz.com

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