I, like many women out there, suffer from "Mummy Tummy". You know, that jiggly, unsightly blubber that remains after having kids (especially by c-section). If you are like me, you also gain weight right in your middle. I have been trying to loose weight for a while now, but always find myself feeling unsatisfied, see no results and always hungry.
While shopping last week I picked up a copy of Women's World magazine. This is a paper I never buy, but there was Dr.Oz on the front with his happy go lucky grin. So I looked. In this issue there is an article on Dr. Oz's "Belly fat-blasting smoothie". Naturally I got all of the ingredients and started the 'diet' the very next day. Since I have been doing this, I feel fantastic. I have lost 3 lbs so far in almost a week. Of course I drink the smoothie every morning and eat all of the suggested menu items listed in the article. I have energy, don't feel hungry and find I crave sugar less!
I went to his website today, to see if there was more information on a meal plan that I can follow. I discovered that the recipes on his site and in the magazine vary in a few ingredients. I am not sure if his is better or not, but I will give it a go next week.
So if you are interested here is the recipe that I found in Women's World magazine.
In blender whip:
1 cup of juice (any variety) (I prefer orange juice)
1/2 banana or 3/4 berries (I used blueberries only - bananas bind me)
2 tbs whey powder
2 tbs ground flaxseed
1 tbs ground psyllium husk
1 tbs chia seeds (I use ground)
1 tbs wheat germ
600 mg fish oil (from supplement caspules, break open and add oil only or just take the pill while drinking smoothie)
3 ice cubes*This is very tasty and filling!
**Expect wonderful BM's!
***I also drink 2 cups of green tea a day (my own little addition to this meal plan)
Now on Dr. Oz's website his recipe is as follows:
1/2 large ripe banana, broken into chunks (or other fruit of your choice)
1 scoop (1/3 cup) Soy Protein (like Nature’s Plus Spiru-Tein)
1/2 tablespoon flaxseed oil
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 tablespoon apple juice concentrate or honey
1 teaspoon psyllium seed husks
8 ounces water
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Optional: Add a few cubes of ice, as well as powdered vitamins. Cover; blend until fairly smooth.
Now I am a realist. I know that the troublesome blubber won't just 'drop' off without effort on my part. Dr. Oz suggest's that walking everyday for about 30 minutes (brisk pace) will help you to drop the weight. So will some simple ab exercises. I will be honest, I'm lazy....I went on the tread mill once for 30, the next day I took a stroll with the kids, the day after I cleaned the house. That has been the extent of my exercise! Perhaps if I did I would see better results!
Time to get my fat ass away from this computer and walk across the street to get my son from his bus! Hah! There, I just exercised!