Dr Oz, Diet Myths, Cheat Days, Exercise Needed For Weight Loss?

Dr. Oz and Dr. Joel Fuhman Discusses Diet Lies – Is Exercise Needed For Weight Loss? Does Olive Oil Make You Fat?

Today Dr. Oz was talkking to Dr. Joel Fuhrman about Diet myths and lies that are making your fat.  During this segment Dr. Oz and Dr. Fuhrman discussed “cheat days” and if they are ok in a diet plan.  They also spoke about the fat in olive oil and if exercise is really needed if you are trying to lose weight.

Olive Oil Is Stored As Fat

Dr. Joel Fuhrman said that when you consume oil it is almost immediately stored as fat.  He said that after it is stored as fat in your body it makes it harder to burn off.  So, instead of cooking with olive oil he recommends that you get your healthy fats from seeds and nuts.  So, what should you use in place of olive oil?  Dr. Fuhrman suggested :

  • Cook with tomato sauce in place of oil
  • Use water and spices in place of oil

Dr. Joel Fuhrman said that “food fat” isn’t stored as fat as quickly as oil because it goes through your body at a faster rate and it is flushed out of your body. Healthy “Food Fat” also has the added benefit of boosting your energy.

Do You Need To Exercise To Lose Weight?

Dr. Fuhrman said that another diet lie that you can discard is that you have to exercise in order to lose weight.  Dr. Joel Fuhrman said that exercising will increase your appetite and cause you to eat more.  This will cause your insulin to raise.  He said that you should be focusing on losing weight by what you  are making in the kitchen.  However, exercise is very important for gaining muscle as well as increasing your longevity.  But to say that it is needed to lose weight is a myth.

Are “Cheat Days” Ok When Your Dieting?

There are some new diets trending that encourage people to have a cheat day once a week.  Dr. Fuhrman explained to Dr. Oz and the viewers that this is a diet trap.  He says that when have a “cheat day” it puts you back at square one and then puts you at jeopardy of overeating or binging for several days after.  You will have more cravings.  This also may cause you to fall into the yo-yo dieting trap which isn’t good for you.

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