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Diet guru’s scolded for his bogus weight loss tricks

18 Jun

We all oved Dr. Oz in the beginning – he was bringing new and interesting health information about our heart and general health but then he turned on us by making us feel fat when we are not even at by focussing of weight loss and coming up with bizarre weight loss tactics that he shared consistently. Definitely too much. It became like a cheap trick. I hope this talking to will get him back on track with more interesting information. We are not cookie cutter being we are individual and not everyone was made to be thin. Dr. Oz lost me a long time as a viewer because I was tired of hearing about another diet plan.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, a celebrity doctor who frequently extols weight-loss products on his syndicated television show, got a harsh scolding from several senators on Tuesday at a hearing about bogus diet product ads.

Oz was held up as the power driving many of the fraudulent ads, even as he argued he was himself the victim of the scammers. The hearing is a follow-up to the Federal Trade Commission’s crackdown last January against fake diet products.
“I don’t get why you need to say this stuff because you know it’s not true,” Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat who chairs a Senate subcommittee on consumer protection, said at the hearing. “So why, when you have this amazing megaphone…why would you cheapen your show by saying things like that?” Senator Scolds Dr. Oz Over Weight-Loss Products.
Oz plays a role in perpetuating scams, McCaskill said.

“When you feature a product on your show it creates what has become known as the ‘Dr. Oz Effect’ — dramatically boosting sales and driving scam artists to pop up overnight using false and deceptive ads to sell questionable products,’ she said.

“While I understand that your message is occasionally focused on basics like healthy eating and exercise, I am concerned that you are melding medical advice, news, and entertainment in a way that harms consumers.”

A Pedometer can help you walk off the weight

21 Nov

pedometer533.jpgLooking for a simple way to improve your health? Consider the lowly pedometer.  Research shows that this simple little gadget around the waist is a great motivator.  I can attest to it myself.  I used to wear one before it got broken and I have not replaced it yet.  Everyday if I did not make my minimum 10,000 steps I would not rest.  If I cannot get it together during my lunch break, I would watch TV and run on the spot or run around the house during commercial breaks until I am up to speed.  It works, I tell you no lie.

In a review of more than two dozen studies, researchers at Stanford University found that people who used pedometers to monitor their daily activity walked about 2,000 more steps every day, or about one extra mile, compared to those who weren’t counting steps.   Now that I do not have a pedometer, I am not as conscientious about taking their extra steps or making sure that I have covered my minimum.

  Why not try it and share  your results with me. I would love to hear if you have found it motivating as well.

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