plan is a well
documented, designed and structured weight loss plan. This
is unlike some other famed diets like Linsay Lohan
diet or Jennifer Lopez
diet that are based on sketchy details.
diet is greatly influenced by Bob
and is based from Oprah’s own experience with
Greene’s diet and what
Winfrey, host of the widely televised Oprah show, is a typical story of
a long time of struggling with weight. Her body seems to be inclined to
putting up weight easily.
Oprah Weight Loss
her social life on hold, in 1988 she went on a four month liquid diet
and lost an incredible 67 pound.
the time she says she proudly fit
into a size 10 jean.
She then reached her lowest adult weight ever, 145
as is always with a poorly planned very low calorie diet, Oprah started
putting back weight fast.
a few days of going off the diet, she
could not fit into her prized jeans.
one week she gained back ten
went on to hit her highest adult weight in 1992 where she weighed 237
to Bob Greene’s diet her adult weight now
between 138 pounds and 198 pounds.
Oprah Weight Loss - the Basics
her early fifties now, Oprah looks amazingly great. Her experience with
weight has lead to what is now known as Oprah Weight Loss plan in
Oprah’s boot camp. This is a 12-week program that involves a
structured dieting as well as comprehensive weight loss exercises.
her website she goes to length to pitch on making a firm decision to
manage your weight. Infact a key approach to Oprah’s diet is
needs to be decisive on losing weight permanently.
firm decision to permanently lose weight is not unique to
weight loss only, it is key in any weight loss plan. A problem an
individual will encounter is how to get that firm decision from deep
within themselves. Infact
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advises that you should desist from attempting to lose weight without a
firm decision as this could as well be the beginning of a yo-yo
dieting. As concerns making a decision Oprah says "Every day!
Make the choice to live as well as I possibly can".
eating plan is a combination of moderation i.e portion control, as well
as low carbing. She notes that "one piece of anything will
not kill you; it’s the second and thirds and fourth that
problem." Lean proteins two fruits daily and ad libitum
greens make up most of the eating plan.
specifically refined carbs which she refers to a "white stuff" are
considered poison. Note that whole grain carbohydrates are allowed. But
in the first month into the weight loss program you completely
eliminate carbs and then reintroduce them gradually in the second
month. This is a strategy even used by Atkins diet.
are considered to be the body’s primary fuel. However highly
or refined carbohydrates are known to result to hormonal imbalance that
increase fat deposition and as well as induce hunger by widely
fluctuating insulin. Tactful useful of carbs in weigh loss diets
is used widely to induce weight loss.
Oprah’s diet further recommends keeping fat low, eliminating
and encourages drinking of water.
after Bob Greene’s diet, Oprah’s weights loss plan
is also highly based
on weight loss exercise. Weight loss exercises are particular physical
activities that target mainly the burning of body fat and consequent
many of us are quiet aware of health benefits of exercising, few ever
allocate regular time for it. Infact a common excuse is lack of time.
Oprah exposes such excuses as "little lies you telling
yourself . . . (that) go against (the) law of self preservation."
the simple logic is that the healthier you are, the more you can give
to the people that need you like your spouse, your children, your boss
etc. So creating time to be healthy is not so absurd.
Oprahs weight loss plan starts with basic training for those that are
not fit. It is set to increase fitness level and act as an introduction
to exercising. Quite commendable strategy as most overweight people are
severely unfit and easily find an intense work out punishing not to
mention the high risk of injuries. This introductory stage consists
mainly of walking.
exercise regime then graduates to cardios and strength training. The
cardios start at 30 minutes and are increased with two minutes, weekly.
Oprah points out that one of the biggest mistakes in losing weight is
staying at the same level
in the regime twice a week is a circuit training similar to one used in
Jennifer Lopez diet. Oprah says she learnt of this technique from John
Travolta’s trainer Steve Mayes.
training is an intensive training that combines both a cardio and
strength training in the same routine. For example, every five minutes
you alternate between treadmill and some floor movements like sit-ups,
weight loss plan is a good example of trying to individualize a diet.
This is key in accommodating personal preferences into a weight loss
plan. It helps mitigate against attritions i.e. quitting and increases
chances of changing your lifestyle accordingly.
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notes that without an individualized
diet, it is
just a matter of time before one quits. This of course does not mean
you should not learn new things.
reducing calories is not
enough to get results. If you want to lose body fat for good, you need
to Go Beyond
To do this you have to do two things. Just two things to get you a flat
stomach or even a six pack. These two are...
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change as new information on weight loss becomes
available. The information is intended for
educational purposes only. Please
consult your healthcare provider before beginning
any kind of weight loss program