Chris Powell: Weight Loss Formula
Dr Oz gets asked a lot, “How do I lose weight? I’m dieting, but I just can’t seem to drop the pounds.” That’s where Chris Powell comes in. He presented a weight loss formula that will help you drop weight.
This first thing you need to do is use Chris Powell’s formula to find out how many calories you burn in a day. When you know this you can determine how much you should eat everyday.
Calories Burned a Day = Actual Weight x 12
If you eat less than that number, you can lose weight and if you eat more then you will gain weight.
How Many Calories Do You Consume In A Day?
Dr Oz and Chris Powell took a look at an audience member’s food diary and found some big issues. While she thought she was consuming enough calories to lose weight, she was actually eating over 2,200 calories. It’s acutally common to think that you aren’t eating a ton of calories, and then overeat.
Powell said that a woman should use his formula, but never eat below 1,200 calories a day. This puts you in starvation and you’re more likely to gain weight.
Chris Powell: Weight Loss Breakfast Ideas
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. It jumpstarts your metabolism and you should try to get in in within 30 minutes to an hour of waking up. Try to keep your jump start meal around 200 to 300 calories.
- Hard-boiled egg and slice of toast.
- Cottage cheese, celery and an orange.
- 1/2 banana with almond butter.
- 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt with 1 tbsp of granola.
- Almond milk protein shake with an apple.
After the meal to jump start your metabolism, you will have breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with snacks. You should try to eat every three hours to keep your blood sugar levels steady and to reduce cravings.
Dr Oz: Hand Portion Controls
So how much should you eat? Chris Powell and Dr Oz presented this list of health portion sizes. THese are for 300 calorie meals.
- Protein – The size and thickness of the palm.
- Veggies – Two fists.
- Carbs – One fist.
- Fats – Size of the thumb.
Chris Powell: 100 Calorie Snack Ideas
Here is a list of Chris Powell’s 100 calorie snacks that are good for when you hit a slump in the day:
- 1 1/2 cup of grapes
- 1 cheese stick
- 4 slices of turkey
- 7 dried apricots
- 1 1/2 cups of popcorn
- 1 apple
- 1 1/2 cups of fiber cereal
- 20 baby carrots
- 14 almonds
Dr Oz Weight Loss: Should You Indulge On Weekends
Chris Powell told Dr Oz and his audience that you should indulge about once a week. Studies have shown that if you deprive yourself of treats, you’re more likely to binge. You can eat unhealthy one day a week to satisfy your cravings. Or try eating a healthy meal and adding an unhealthy food to it.
Chris Powell Muscle Building Workout
It just takes five minutes every day to keep yourself happy and active. The more muscle you build, the more calories you will burn, said Chris Powell. The more calories you burn, the more weight you’re going to lose.
Doing these exercises in 30 second spurts for five minutes a day can make a huge difference in your health!
- Jog in place (30 seconds high intensity, 30 seconds low intensity)
- Step side to side (30 seconds low intensity)
- Jumping jacks (30 seconds high intensity)
- Cross country skiers (30 seconds high intensity, 30 seconds low intensity)
- Jab, cross, knee (30 seconds low intensity)
- Duck and push up with an uppercut (30 seconds high intensity)