Dr. Oz said most women are prone to put on weight in one of two places. During the episode on "Break Through for Every Body Type," Dr. Oz talked about the science of body shape. He revealed the best diet, whether you carry weight in your middle or in your hips. As part of the plan to get women to "face their shape," Dr. Oz had women wear snug clothing on "The Dr. Oz Show."
Dr. Oz focused on only two shapes for this episode, not getting into women who have other body shapes, such as the hour-glass body types or the women who tend to carry weight all over known as Pituitary Body Type.
Big bottom diet
Dr. Oz said women who have big bottoms, also known as the pear shape, have the subcutaneous type of fat that is not as dangerous. The bad news, though, is that the fat is extremely hard to lose. He said the key is for these women to eat low-fat foods and to avoid saturated fats. "You can get away with some carbohydrates," he said.
Big middle diet
Women who have a large middle, also known as the Adrenal Body Type, often become overweight due to stress. The good news is this kind of fat is easier to lose, but the bad news is it's dangerous and is linked to Type II diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Dr. Oz said the middle is hard to whittle when stress is involved. Specifically the stress hormone cortisol creates a big middle. Women with big middles should avoid refined carbohydrates and eat anti-inflammatory foods such as olive oil, buckwheat, barley and avocado. Exercise should be interval training.
Hide problem areas
To hide problem areas, wear the right clothing, Dr. Oz suggested. He said women with big bottoms should flatter their figure by wearing dark on the bottom and wide leg trousers. Avoid cuts that hug the hips. Women with big middles should hide their belly. They should avoid patterns, but wear wrap sweaters, V-shaped necklines and deeper tones on the bottom. Avoid billowy tops.
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