Today Dr. Oz opened his show talking about how many men and women have the greatest of intentions to start their diet on Monday. Everything starts out great, you have the right foods around you and then the next thing you know, by Tuesday night you are eating the same foods as before and your right back where you started. This is why Dr. Oz has started his “Monday Dieter Plan”, where each week he will come up with a new strategy to help you lose weight and keep it off. This week’s Monday Dieter’s Plan is called the “1 Week Flat Belly No Bloat Plan”… So, without further ado, here is the breakdown of the plan featured on Dr. Oz :
Dr Oz 1 Week Flat Belly / No Bloat Plan
Maya Feller appeared on the stage to explain how and why the “One Week Flat Belly No Bloat Plan” works. Dr. Oz asked her why it is important to start the diet on Monday rather than any other day throughout the week. Maya said that there is something about starting on Monday that is psychological. Starting off the new week fresh. It allows you to let the weekend go, and put all of that behind you.. If you ate some unhealthy foods, that is in the past. Your ready to start NOW, on Monday! This does make sense to me I must admit. Who wants to start a diet during the weekend? You have 7 days that lie in front of you, and this plan will get to the root cause of what is causing that bloated belly.
FODMAPS Cause Belly Bloat
Maya said that research has shown that some carbohydrates cause stomach desention (better known as belly bloat)…Ok, so your probably wondering what FODMAPS stands for… Here is the breakdown :
- F – Fermentable
- O – Oligosaccharides
- D – Disaccharides
- M – Monosaccharides
- A – And
- P – Polyols
You don’t have to remember those words. You only have to remember that these foods cause the bloating and stomach distension in some people. You also don’t have to worry about the science behind it all because they figured it all out for you..
Dr. Oz added that many of these “FODMAP” foods are healthy for you. They shouldn’t be eliminated permanently, just durig the 1 week flat belly plan to get the bloating under control. You can add some of the following foods back into your diet later and see what foods may be a problem for you personally.
Eliminate FODMAP Foods
- Eliminate high fructose corn syrup. I’m sorry to say this includes honey and chocolate 🙁
- Eliminate dairy (milk, soft cheese, coconut milk, yogurt, and ice cream.
- Vegetables that cause belly bloat including onions, garlic, beets, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, mushrooms, and cauliflower.
- Eliminate Wheat and rye breads, pastas, rice.
- Eliminate fruits with high sugar content like apples, mangos, pears, watermelon and avocado.
These are all the foods to eliminate for one week to reduce bloat in just one week. I actually eat a lot of these foods and feel that they are healthy. I may try it, but will definitely be eating my asparagus, onions, garlic, etc.. in the future purely for the health benefits. Bloating be damned, I’d rather be healthy. There are many other ways to combat belly bloat. What are your thoughts on this?
Perhaps this diet isn’t for you? Check out the Dr. Oz 28 Day Diet Challenge with Recipes
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