Though I do not pay attention to a thing that Dr. Oz says, i have been following a Vegan Raw food diet for the past two years. So in it I eat 90% fruit and veggies with seeds and nuts on the side. Just so you know all my numbers are in line. My HDL is great, my LDL is low, my triglycerides are low, my blood pressure is in line. My weight isn't, but I lose 1/2 pound to 1 pound a week. Just have to get my nuts and seeds under control.
Dr Oz was promoting the HCG diet too, wasn't he? The one where you eat 500 calories/day and take pregnancy hormones? Hormones that the FDA outlawed subsequently? But I'm sure people are still doing the HCG one and this 7 day crash diet because they are so desperate to lose weight SOOO FAST.... sheesh. Why doesn't ANYONE (except SP of course) want to give their body a chance to do things properly? Why is it SO important to lose weight so quickly, that you couldn't have just started trying to lose weight a few months earlier?
Edited by: NAUSIKAA at: 10/22/2012 (04:49)
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1,315 10/21/12 10:24 P
It is unfortunate that Dr. Fuhrman is flogging his plan on Dr. Oz. The Eat to Live diet is not a crash diet, as Danielle Marie states. It is not for me, but it works for many people, and has brought many people back from a life of poor health. However, one thing that I disagree with is the idea that someone who's eating Pop Tarts and McDonald's every day should suddenly drop everything and start getting 90% of their calories from plant-based foods, with a pound of raw veggies every day. The intestinal distress of all that fiber when a person's gut isn't used to processing it would be enough to make them quit before the week is over. It's totally irresponsible to to encourage people to do this for a week as a quick fix. If they even make it the week, most people would probably conclude that they're allergic to vegetables, or some such nonsense, because their bodies would react so poorly to making such a drastic, short-term change.
The "You" books are fantastic but I don't care for his show much at all. He's gotten away from the basics.
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I would not trust a doctor who believes in crash diets.
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I don't have much regard for Dr. Oz, but I recently did a vegan detox where I ate mostly fruits and veggies, the rest proteins from soy, legumes, nuts and whole grains. No processed carbs whatsoever (no regular bread, pasta, crackers, etc). I lost 4 lbs. in a week and a half, which is a LOT when you don't have much left to lose (15 lbs) and you've already been dieting for awhile. I also felt great, tons of energy, etc.
You don't have to do it vegan, you can just eat mostly fruits and veggies and lean protein, and it may help. But don't see it as a "crash diet", see it as an experiment to re-examine your current diet and determine whether there are some healthy changes you want to make long term, like reducing your sugar intake, etc, eating more veggies, etc.
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9,689 7/31/12 11:02 A
You know what amuses me about Dr. Oz? If his recommendations actually worked, he wouldn't have a job. Because if every miracle cure he touts was really a magic weight loss pill, all of his viewers would lose their weight, and wouldn't need to watch him anymore!
I agree with him that we should eat more fruits and veggies. To me that is just plain common sense. The issue I have with Dr. Oz is that everyday his show is about the best way to lose weight. So how can each show be the best way????? If everything he endorsed was the best way, then there would not be an issue with us being overweight. It cracks me up to listen to him talk about this new supplement to take, or add this to your diet, or eat this combination.
I recently read a book on carb cycling and watched the Food Lovers Diet infomercial this morning. There seems to be gimmicks everywhere you go. I have also counted my points and reduced carbs. Aren't most of these lower calorie diets in the end?????
To me losing weight should be based on putting better foods into your body, watching your portions, and moving more. The hard part for me is sticking with it day after day. Personally, I feel better when I am eating healthy and moving more. Unfortunately, when the weekend rolls around I lose focus and get way off track. Very frustrating to me!!!!! Any pointers on how to make it through the weekend???
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2,167 7/30/12 9:22 P
A week of eating fruits and vegetables and lean protein hardly can cause damage for the body, but unless it is followed by a nutritious diet with a manageable caloric deficiency, what is the point? Lose a pound and gain it back the following week?
I am not familiar with that particular diet (I am really fed up with all the diet books I have read), but if it is anything reasonable, the first week should be only a start to a long term nutrition management program in which there is only a small caloric deficiency.
Dr Fuhrman's recommendations are actually far from a "crash diet". The point of that show was to get the attention of people who are looking for a quick fix and to show them that it is possible to lose weight successfully the right way....by going back to basics and eating nutritious foods.
I have been following Dr. F's advice for a while now, though not exactly as described in that show (they simplified it and made it more "user friendly" for that show).
There is nothing dangerous or radical about eating vegetables, fruits, beans, and nuts/seeds. I highly recommend reading Dr. F's books Eat To Live or Eat For Health (a 2book set).
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Cyanide, it is natural so it is safe! Nightshade, natural so safe! Snake Venom! Wooo!
That man is a train wreck.
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9,689 7/30/12 6:32 P
My pleasure. What kills me is the one time I tuned in, I caught him actually saying "It's natural, so it's safe!"
I wanted to SCREAM. That's one of the most irresponsible things I've ever heard said on television. Ever.
That is exactly what I thought about it but wanted to see if anyone did have success with it. I tune into his show every now and then, but get angry because according to him...EVERYTHING will help you lose weight. One day it is the seven day crash diet, the next day it is raspberry ketones, and then the next it is something else. If we believed everything that he said, we would have to take a gazillion supplements and eat grass!!!!!! Thanks for your input on the subject!!!!
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9,689 7/30/12 6:10 P
Skip it. For starters, it's diet advice from Dr. Oz. He's a cardiologist. Trust him to operate on your heart. Don't trust him for your health and weight loss advice. He is well known to be a corporate shill who promotes products and diets pitched by the highest bidder, promotes untested and untried remedies and techniques unsupported by science, and is not an ethical medical professional anymore. He's been criticised for being a scare-monger and promoting unsafe eating habits.
Additionally, diets don't work. Crash dieting isn't safe, and isn't good for your body. Such diets work by shedding water weight, and as soon as you return to normal eating habits, you're back where you started.
Has anyone tried this seven day crash diet as seen on dr. oz's show at the beginning of June? It is where you eat 90% fruits and veggies and 10% lean protein and dairy. If you have tried it, how did it work for you....
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