Dr. Mehmet Oz has become a household name thanks to his popular TV show and often trustworthy medical advice, and when he talks, people tend to listen. A diet pill he recently endorsed was discovered to be worthless, but it didn’t seem to affect his reputation one bit, and for about the past year he’s been hyping up his two-week rapid weight-loss plan. But what is this plan, exactly?
“By loading up on healthy food, like low-glycemic vegetables and small portions of protein, you can help curb your cravings and give your body a healthy start to the year,” his website states. “Plus, all of the meals can be automated and prepped, so you can drop pounds without spending a ton of time in the kitchen doing prep work.”
On the diet, you start your day with a breakfast smoothie, and each day you’re allotted one six-ounce serving of chicken, turkey, or fish; ½ cup of cooked brown rice; good fats like olive oil in moderation; one cup of Green yogurt; hummus, pickles, and nuts for snacks; and unlimited low-glycemic vegetables. Wheat, artificial sweeteners, white sugar, alcohol, caffeine, and dairy (other than the yogurt) are forbidden, and no eating is permitted between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
The plan is intended to kick-start serious weight loss or help people who have plateaued, and they even provide a helpful shopping list. If you’re looking to drop some weight and willing to put some work into it, you might as well give it a shot!