Dr. Oz Magazine Promises 10 Pounds in 4 Weeks With Foolproof (and sensible) Diet Plan
This month, the first issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life magazine tells readers step-by-step how to lose 10 pounds in 4 weeks with a foolproof meal plan that is both sensible and easy. This weight loss plan is written by Janis Jibrin, R.D. a Good Life expert and weight loss coach who is one of several members of Dr. Oz’s A-team in this issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.
The following is a summarization of Ms. Jibrin’s “Foolproof Food Plan” to help get you started on the road to a slimmer and healthier you.
Foolproof Food Plan Week 1: Just follow the plan
Ms. Jibrin begins her “Foolproof Food Plan” by telling readers right away that the benefits of following her plan are that you will be told exactly what to put on your plate (with choices); that you will be consuming 1,600 calories a day; that you are allowed a recommended snack and treat once a day; and, that the meals will take you only minutes rather than hours to prepare.
The 5-Day Plan
How the plan works is that you are given an easy-to-read 2-page spread featuring a 5-day meal plan covering 15 meals. Each of the meals is a different course with preparation instructions included for your weeks’ worth of breakfasts, lunches and dinners that contain approximately 375, 475-500, and 475-500 calories each respectively.
One representative example for lunch is a chicken sandwich that consists of 3 ounces of skinless chicken breast, 1/3 cup of avocado slices, a roasted red pepper, and fresh basil with 1 and ½ teaspoons of mayo on a whole grain bun. The sandwich is complemented with as many celery stalks as you like and 2 clementines.
The great thing aside from the variety of the meals is that you can swap the meals around to your liking on each day. And, you can pick and choose your favorites from during the weekdays and apply them to your weekend meals to give you a satisfying and temptation-free weekend.
Snacks and Treats
Included in the page spread are two columns—one for snacks and one for treats that contain only 150 calories each and includes Dr. Oz’s favorite recommendations of dark chocolate and a glass of red wine. You are allowed to choose one item from each column every day.
Foolproof Food Plan Weeks 2-4: Build on your success
Now that the first week of the plan has gotten you primed for what should and should not be in a healthy meal―as well as the portion size―you are ready to begin building on your success by expanding on your meal selections with created variations of the planned meals. Two examples are to switch from chicken to shrimp or rice for potatoes.
Included in a sidebar are “Healthy Meal Builder” instructions that guide you on how to design your own meals by sticking to the correct measured portions of veggies, protein, starches and fat that should be in each meal you create along with some suggested recipes such as a salmon with quinoa and spinach.
Psych Yourself Up
No plan is complete if you don’t address the mental with the physical. Ms. Jibrin also includes some “psych-up” strategies to help you stick to her foolproof plan and engender good eating habits that will stay with you for your lifetime and contribute to a shrinking waistline.
By following Ms. Jibrin’s 10 pounds in 4 weeks foolproof diet plan with Dr. Oz-approved meals and strategies, you can discover that losing weight does not have to be painful or difficult in order to achieve lasting results. For more on the details of the plan, pick up a copy of Dr. Oz The Good Life―a good buy for only $3.99 at your local newsstand.
For an article about how to choose fast food that meets Dr. Oz’s approval for those days on the go and you are away from you kitchen, click-on the titled link, “Dr. Oz's Oz-approved Fast Food Menu Choices.”
Image Source: Courtesy of The Dr. Oz Show
Reference: Dr. Oz The Good Life March/April 2014 issue