Period. Soda is full of caffiene and high fructose corn syrup. In addition to contributing to weight gain, soda increases your risk of diabetes, bone weakening and tooth decay.
Just 10 | Rule #2: Stop Eating at Least 3 Hours Before Bed
The kitchen closes 3 hours before bedtime. Schedule your dinners and eat at the table where you can be conscious of what, and how much, you’re eating.
Just 10 | Rule #3: Move for 10 Minutes Each Day
Studies indicate that moving just 10 minutes a day can improve your cardiovascular fitness and your heart health; it’s also true that you can drop 10 pounds by exercising just 10 minutes a day. Gunnar has designed 3 moves to help you lose 10 pounds:
The Cart Cleanup: After grocery shopping, take your cart to the farthest cart stand. The walk should take you about 10 minutes. The 10-Minute Walk: Self-explanatory, but look at your bracelet and remember your commitment to spread the word about the importance of losing 10 pounds. Invite your neighbor, husband, dog, roommate...anyone to walk with you.
Convert Your Couch: During commercial breaks, convert your couch into a piece of exercise equipment. Click here to view Gunnar's 3 total-body moves.
Just 10 | Rule #4: Exercise Portion Control
Dr. Ro's rule doesn't ban your favorite foods, but you must exercise portion control in order to drop lose 10 pounds. Instead of eating straight from the bag or box, a habit that makes it difficult to track how much you're eating, portion your favorite snacks into small bowls or plastic bags. Follow Dr. Ro's rule of thumb: Don't eat any snacks larger than the size of you fist.
Just 10 | Rule #5: Weigh Yourself Every Day
Each day, pull out the scale, step on and be courageous, because knowing what you weigh will enable the change. Research shows that, if you track your progress and stay accountable, you will lose weight.
Take a Vitamin B Complex Every Day
Vitamin B Complex metabolizes carbohydrates, proteins and and fatty acids in the body giving you the energy to exercise.
Take Your Vitamins
Each day, take the following: Calcium (600 mg, plus 600 mg from food) and Magnesium (400 mg) – it supports bone strength and prevents fractures. Vitamin D3 (1,000 IU taken with DHA) can help prevent memory loss and heart disease. DHA (900 mg) supports memory and vision while decreasing heart attacks and stroke. Probiotics taken in spore form can help decrease infections and inflammations. Finally, a daily multivitamin will help counteract a less than perfect diet of nutrients.
Celebrity chef Art Smith shared this chicken stir fry recipe with Dr. Oz for the Just 10 Challenge kick-off. It's low in calories, low in cost and can be ready in just 10 minutes. Click here to see more Dr. Oz- approved recipes full of helpful hints on how to create great-tasting and healthy recipes that won't derail your weight-loss goals.