Dr. Mehmet Oz revealed how to stop overeating for natural weight loss and detailed cellulite creams that work on the July 23 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.
Dr. Oz said there are several things that trigger overeating, but mindful awareness can help you end this unhealthy habit.
One trigger is eating with friends. You’ll eat 35 percent more when you dine with one friend and 96 percent more when you eat with seven friends, according to Professor Brian Wansink, author of Mindless Eating.
This doesn’t mean you should be stop eating out with friends, but you should be mindful that social settings can cause you to overeat.
Another trigger is eating from snack-sized bags of chips or cookies. While these portion-controlled snacks were intended to limit overeating, studies show they actually cause you to eat more.
Finally, you should be aware that restaurants and food companies do rigorous testing to “hook” you on their products, so when you crave something, it’s the result of intentional, well-placed psychological and visual cues.
The only way to combat this is to practice intentional, mindful eating, said Dr. David Kessler, author of The End of Overeating. Awareness is the first step to regaining control of your weight and health.
Caffeine and Retinol Creams Minimize Cellulite
On another segment of his show, Dr. Oz discussed how to eliminate or minimize cellulite. Dr. Oz said it’s a myth that only overweight women have cellulite, noting that most skinny women have it too.
Cellulite is subcutaneous fat that gives skin a lumpy, bumpy appearance. It’s caused by genetics, poor diet, hormone changes and lack of exercise.
Exercise alone cannot eliminate cellulite, but eating a high-fiber diet, using certain creams, and exfoliating skin can minimize the lumpy, cottage-cheese appearance of cellulite.
Dr. Oz recommended drinking plenty of water, and adding vegetables and fruits such as cucumbers, melons, radishes, carrots and strawberries to your diet.
Dr. Oz said three cellulite-fighting remedies have been proven to dramatically reduce the appearance of cellulite:
- Caffeine cream. Two audience members used the caffeine cream and the retinol cream for 10 days and said they both noticeably improved their cellulite.
- Retinol cream. Retinol is the main ingredient in wrinkle creams, and has been shown to break down fatty deposits under the top layer of skin.
- Dry brushing. Exfoliating your skin with a dry brush before you shower will give your skin a smooth appearance.