The show, called Fast Forward Friday: The One Pill Quick Fix, covered several diet solutions. The main reason our metabolism slows is because we begin to lose muscle after the age of 20, according to Oz. When you turn 40 it can be extremely difficult to lose weight. But there is hope.
Diet Fix #1:
The first quick fix was Konjac Root Fiber. Weight loss expert Lisa Lynn, who appeared on the show, said there are studies to back this product up. Konjac can make you feel “full”.
According to Doctor Andrew Weil, the main component of konjac is glucomannan. This is a water-soluable fiber consisting of two sugars, mannose and glucose. He points to a 1984 study in the International Journal of Obesity that suggested that this fiber might help with weight loss.
There is a supplement available in health food stores, and there is also a noodle available in Asian food stores.
Diet Fix #2:
Raspberry Ketones were the second fat-loss suggestion. This is an aroma compound that is added to perfume, cosmetics and food as an additive. Lisa said you can eat raspberries with your meal, but you will need to eat a lot of raspberries to get the same amount of ketones as are in the supplements.
Diet Fix #3:
L-Carnitine was the third suggestion. Besides losing weight, the University of Maryland released a statement describing other uses for L-carnitine. According to the University, it can be used for several heart conditions, including angina, heart attack and hear failure.
Lisa Lynn said the supplement can give you energy. Carnitine pulls fat into the cells to be utilized. Read the labels before taking any supplement. Oz said to take vitamin C with this one.
Diet Fix #4:
Dr. Oz said we can exercise “less”. “As crazy as it sounds”, Oz said, less exercise may be better. Eating less is more important, but you don’t need to eat more because of the exercise.
Diet Fix #5:
The final solution was White Kidney Bean Extract. A 2007 study from UCLA found that white kidney beans may stop carbs from breaking down into sugars.
Lisa Lynn said this does not give a green-light to eat whatever we want, but the extract is very potent. The white kidney bean paralyzes the enzymes that break-up the starches into smaller sugars.
Both Lisa Lynn and Oz said dieters should exercise and eat less.
By Marsha Quinn