I’ll say it again. I love Dr. Oz.
I stumbled on this article about his 5 Rules For Weight Loss. If you’ve spent any time in LazyLand, you’ll see they are very similar to mine. Of course, I’ve never put mine quite so succinctly or all in the same place. Hmm.
For the first four, he and I are tighter than spandex on Queen Latifah ….
- don’t drink soda
- don’t eat 3 hours before bed
- exercise every day … he says 10 minutes, I know you can do more
- portion control ROCKS
But we part ways on #5 — weigh yourself every day. He’s basically saying to hold yourself accountable and he does advocate the use of a food journal just like I do (he’s so smart!), but I think it’s a waste of energy to step on the scale every day. We all know it fluctuates from hour to hour, and day to day. I think if you care what that number says, stepping on the scale once a week is plenty.
If you buy into rules #1-4, then #5 will take care of itself.
Dr Oz — and I — know that losing large amounts of weight is overwhelming. But he’s a doctor and he also knows that losing just ten pounds can make you significantly healthier. So he’s created the Just 10 Challenge. He’s offering free ‘Just 10′ bracelets to remind you of your fitness and health goals. Click over there and get one for yourself.
But if you, like me, are simply too lazy, just use a rubberband. If you’re feeling artistic, you could even write YOUR goal on it. I think mine will probably be “find the Sharpie so I can write something on this rubberband.”
But that’s probably just me.
What would you write on your bracelet? Which of Dr Oz’s rules are hard for you? Which are easy? How often do you step on the scale?