I have really started to love the Dr. Oz show. I get many tips for staying healthy and for common ailments by watching it. Now that is is getting closer to summer, many men have been talking about women staying in shape. This is very annoying to me. As if women want men with a gut! To help all of us bust a little belly fat for the summer, here are some tips from Dr. Oz.
Originally posted on 02/17/2012 on The Dr. Oz Show website
If you feel like your belly is bringing you down, don’t just stand idly by and watch it grow. There are plenty of effective and affordable supplements and foods you can try to help you lose that extra bulge.
We all put on weight for different reasons – and belly fat is no exception. Whether a declining metabolism is to blame or stress-induced eating is your dietary downfall, there are ways to thwart a ballooning belly. Your stomach doesn’t have to weigh you down any longer. Excessive bloating that makes every pair of pants you own feel two sizes too small doesn’t have to be part of your daily routine. There are four belly-blasting supplements that can help you feel better about your body. And as a bonus, Dr. Oz reveals three belly-blasting meals to help you whittle away your waistline.
Supplement to Boost Your Metabolism: 7-Keto
If your expanding belly is the result of a slowing metabolism, then 7-Keto may be the supplement you need. 7-Keto is a natural byproduct of the DHEA hormone in our own bodies that helps to keep us young. But as we age, the levels of DHEA and its byproduct 7-Keto drop – this begins to happen after you turn 30 – slowing your metabolism and resulting in weight gain. 7-Keto works to counter this by stimulating the thyroid to permanently raise your metabolism’s set point, or your resting metabolic rate, which is based on your body’s amount of fat and muscle. A lower metabolism means more fat, and a higher metabolism means more muscle. Once 7-Keto raises your metabolic set point, your body’s engines can begin burning faster, resulting in less weight gain and a trimmer belly, especially when combined with diet and exercise.