Dr Oz: Ghrelin- How To Curb Your Appetite
Do you munch all day long or eat more than you should? It may not be you. Ghrelin is a hormone that may be the culprit, causing you to munch throughout the day. In this segment, Doctor Oz brought up Sharon, an audience member, who stated that she was a teacher and found herself reaching into her desk for goodies all day long. Dr Oz had Sharon put on the gloves to reveal the stomach. Inside the stomach, Dr Oz showed ghrelin, the hormone that stimulated hunger. (Oh goody, now I have an excuse!) Dr Oz flipped back another cover and showed the brain and the hypothalamus. (Yuck! I’m not hungry now!) The brain heard the message from the stomach and tells you that it’s okay to eat. Doctor Oz stated that when he does gastric bypass surgery, the ghrelin in the stomach was cut down.
Dr Oz: 5 Small Meals
1. Have 5 small meals per day between 300-400 calories. Eat healthy items such as Greek yogurt and cottage cheese. (I got excited until I read the meals needed to be between 300-400 calories. Darn!) Eating 5 small meals per day will trick the stomach into thinking it is full so therefore will not send out a signal to the brain that it wants more food.
Dr Oz: White Vinegar Keeps Stomach Full
2. White vinegar- add this to your diet. The acidic juices in the vinegar kept the stomach full for 30 minutes longer. You can purchase white vinegar at any grocery store.
- 1 Tbsp of white vinegar in water
Sharon tried the mixture and said it was doable. (Translation..it tasted like crap but she’d do it anyway!)