A Quick Way to Lose 50 Pounds?

26 May

Our basic premise is that your body is amazing.  You get a do over. It doesn’t take that long, and it isn’t that hard if you know what to do.  In these notes, we give you a short course in what to do so it becomes easy for you, and for you to teach others. We want you to know how much control you have over both the quality and length of your life.

Q: I need to lose 50 pounds. I’ve tried everything! Nothing seems to work well enough (or fast enough) to keep me on the right path. Can you help? — Kelly G., San Francisco

A: We feel your frustration. To get on the path to a lifelong healthy weight, you’ll need to learn how to change your eating habits while you’re losing weight and how to keep them up afterwards in order to keep the weight off. So to help you reach your goal, we’ve developed a jump-start program for weight loss, and we had it road-tested by more than 2.5 million folks.

  • Every morning, drink a cup of hot water with lemon. It’ll kick start your digestive process and help detoxify your system (lemon activates bile flow).
  • For breakfast, try a smoothie or tasty quinoa egg muffins (search for the recipe on Google).
  • The rest of the day, focus on protein-rich foods. Go for 12 ounces of lean protein daily from fish and skinless chicken.
    Don’t go hungry! Enjoy as much veggie broth as you want. Still hungry? Try two snacks daily consisting of quinoa with non-starchy veggies, unsalted nuts (try 12 walnut halves), 2 percent Greek yogurt, or an apple with nut butter.
    Enjoy 1 cup of coffee daily (decaf is okay, depending on the process used to decaffeinate it); use unsweetened vanilla almond milk or coconut milk instead of milk or creamer.
  • Ditch these foods: wheat; refined sugar; artificial sweeteners; dairy; alcohol; and processed foods.
  • Add these bonus boosters: Take 1,000 IUs of vitamin D daily and enjoy a nightly soak in a warm tub with 2 cups of Epsom salts and 1 cup of baking soda.

Thanks for reading. And feel free to send questions—to youdocs@gmail.com, and some of them we may know enough to answer (we’ll try to get answers for you if we do not know).

-Young Dr. Mike Roizen
(aka, The Enforcer)

 NOTE: You should NOT take this as medical advice. This article is of the opinion of its author. Before you do anything, please consult with your doctor.  You can follow Dr Roizen on twitter @YoungDrMike (and get updates on the latest and most important medical stories of the week).  The YOU docs have tow newly revised books: The patron saint “book” of this column YOU Staying Young—revised and YOU: The Owner’s Manual…revised —yes a revision of the book that started Dr Oz to being Dr Oz.  These makes great gifts—so do YOU: ON a Diet and YOU: The Owner’s Manual for teens.  And, the new book by Dr Mike Roizen: This is YOUR Do-Over Michael F. Roizen, M.D., is chief wellness officer and chair of the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. His radio show streams live on http://www.radioMD.com Saturdays from 5-7 p.m. He is the co-author of 4 #1 NY Times Best Sellers including: YOU Staying Young.

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