Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dr. Oz Says....

A friend of mine emailed me this. I think it's pretty interesting.
I like Dr. Oz. Most of what he says usually makes sense to me.
Here are his suggestions for the best times to do certain things for weightloss. What do you think?


6:30 A.M. Weigh Yourself
6:35 A.M. Exercise
7:30 A.M. Breakfast
8:00 A.M. Metabolism Booster
10:00 A.M. Grocery Shop
12:00 P.M. Lunch
6:15 P.M. Fiber Supplement
6:30 P.M. Dinner

Dr. Oz Weigh Yourself In The Morning:
Dr. Oz said the best time of the day to weigh yourself is 6:30 in the morning or as soon as you get up because your the lightest in the morning. By going to the bathroom in the morning you are getting rid of about the same amount as a quart of wine. So always weight yourself in the morning and you will be able to see the consistency of your weight loss. Your weight goes up and down all day long.
Dr. Oz Best Time To Exercise:
Dr. Oz said people don't know when to exercise and it makes a difference, so exercise at 6:35 in the morning right after you weigh yourself. When you exercise in the morning your burning calories from different parts of your body, when you burn calories your burning fat immediately. If your having breakfast first you have to burn through the calories you just ate to get to the fat around your waist.
Dr. Oz Best Time To Eat Your Meals:
Dr. Oz explained that there is a best time of day to have a meal, if you get up at 6:30 A.M. you should have breakfast around 7: 30 within an hour of waking up. Around four and a half hours later you will be hungry again and you should have your lunch. Six and a half hours later you will be hungry again and time to get your dinner.
If you delay these times your going to be hungry and the hungrier you get the more likely you are to cheat. So within an hour of waking up have your breakfast and have your dinner more than three hours before going to bed.
Dr. Oz Best Time To Boost Your Metabolism:
Dr. Oz said the best time to boost your metabolism is at 8 in the morning. So you get up you weigh yourself, exercise, have your breakfast and boost your metabolism. He went to say that is the time when your body is the slowest and it needs to get going, it’s why you often feel cravings for caffeinated beverages, but there are other ways of getting you there.
Dr. Oz said to drink an ice cold glass of water, it’s one of the smartest things he can recommend to all of us. Water fills your stomach up plus it also forces you to burn calories to warm the water up in your belly. People who drink a big glass of ice cold water on average will lose about a pound a year – just from drinking water.
Dr. Oz Best Time To Grocery Shop:
Dr. Oz said the best time to go grocery shopping is at 10:00 A.M. because your still full from breakfast and your blood sugars are still at a stable point. Research has shown that when our blood sugar levels are low it impairs our decision making. Write down your grocery list to get what you need to get, not what your enticed to buy.
Dr. Oz The Best Time To Take Fiber Supplements:
Dr Oz said the best time to take a fiber supplement is at 6:15 P.M. Take the fiber supplement 15 minutes before eating your dinner, the fiber will form a jelly in your belly, expands and takes up the room that normally would have been the starch on your plate. By doing this Oz said you will cut out about 70 calories in your evening meal.
I'm not sure about the best time to grocery shop being 10 o'clock. I find that when I eat breakfast, I'm hungry sooner than when I don't. Going at about ten o'clock, I know I'm going to be suffering from some hunger pangs. I guess it would be a good time for a morning snack.  


  1. Yay! I saw this show! Do you know what time is a good time to eat chocolate? All day! JK 2:00 p.m. Of course, dark chocolate is the best for you.

  2. Good to know that I often grocery shop at the right time. But, no way can I wait to eat breakfast for an hour after waking. I'm starving the minute I wake up. On an average day, I eat about 6 minutes after waking. And I can't drink ice cold hurts my teeth...even in the summer.

  3. So drinking cold water is what boosts your metabolism? Am I understanding that right?

  4. Interesting article, but I don't know if I could do it. I like my three smaller meals with snacks in between. I try not to go more than three hours without eating. If I went 6 1/2 hours between lunch and dinner I think I would cheat for sure and go on a rampage;) Of course my meals are usually around 400 calories with snacks ranging between 150 and 200 calories so maybe that makes a difference. I may have to research this a little see what Dr. Oz's take on things is.

  5. Yes, I think most of us want to eat more than 3 times day, but basically, this is all sound. I weigh myself 1st thing in the morning, although sometimes I have a hard time getting to breakfast for several hours. Some of my kids are like that - no appetite until they've been awake for several hours.

  6. Although I do have to say there are much more constructive ways of netting 1-pound-a-year weight loss, better habits to develop, tiny changes to make that would net more weight loss in a year. You could start parking your car 30 to 50 feet further away from the store/work than you usually do and probably net more weight loss per year. One pound a year? Give me a break. You could focus on something more constructive than that.