Weight loss cleanses have become one of the hottest trends, but which one is right for you? Dr. Mehmet Oz dished up the different types of diet cleanses, from one-day to clean eating, on his April 30 talk show.
Celebrity diet specialist Kimberly Snyder advocates trying a one-day cleanse that both boosts your energy while detoxifying your body. She’s a big fan of smoothies, including the Glowing Green Smoothie packed with fiber to fill you up. Try the recipe below.
- 2 cups water, cold and filtered
- 7 cups spinach, chopped
- 6 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups celery, chopped
- 1 apple, cored and chopped
- 1 pear, cored and chopped
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp fresh organic lemon juice
Directions: Blend until smooth.
In contrast, a three-day cleanse can help you take off up to four pounds in three days. The cleanse consists of liquid foods, such as a protein smoothie in the morning, an avocado-coconut-water mixture at noon pureed vegetables at dinner to help curb those nighttime munchies.
In addition, Dr. Oz invited Dr. Mark Hyman to discuss his 10-Day Whole Food Energy Boost Cleanse. It emphasizes eating unprocessed foods, focusing on healthy proteins and fats, with lots of low-calorie vegetables. Dr. Hyman also recommends smoothies.
While Dr. Oz’s show continues to dish out weight loss advice, he recently found himself being grilled over the supplements that he recommended on the show to complement diets as well as alternative treatments ranging from holistic detoxes to eating only non-GMO foods, reported E News on April 30.
A group of physicians sent a letter to Columbia’s University Dean of Medicine Lee Goldman condemning Dr. Oz for publicizing what they termed “quack treatments.” , asking that the Dr. Oz host be removed from the school’s facility and claiming he promotes “quack treatments.” The letter followed Dr. Oz’s appearance before the Senate subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance, during which he was questioned about promoting those weight loss products and plans that he often described as “miracles.”
However, Dr. Oz owned up to the problems of the past and stated that he plans to avoid such recommendations for diet supplements and related weight loss products in the future.
“I discovered problems in the promising research papers that supported some products; the products themselves were often poor quality; and scammers stole my image to promote fake pills. So I have not mentioned weight loss supplements for a year and have no plans to return to that neighborhood,” he stated.