10 Commandments of Weight Loss



Over two thirds of American citizens are overweight or obese.  This shows how many people are truly suffering with weight loss. One thing that many people search for are rules or boundaries.  Well thanks to Dr. Oz, we are going to provide you with ten.  The following is taken from the Dr. Oz show and is a valuable lesson what no to do for weight loss.  Dr. Oz is a nationally recognize source for health and wellness topics and is a great resource for anyone trying to lose weight.

1. Thou Shalt Not Wear Pants that Stretch

Stretch pants take a way an easy way to track your weight loss. If your jeans are too tight, you know that you need to get back on the weight loss track.

2. Thou Shalt Not Keep Fat Clothes in Your Closet

Eliminate plan B.  Having clothing that you wore at an unhealthy weight gives you a wardrobe to fall back on, one that you don’t ever want to return to.

3. Thou Shalt Not Eat Meat That Walks on Four Legs More Than Once a Week

As crazy as this one sounds, animals hat walk on four legs contain meat that contains more fat and cholesterol.  Stick to other animals such as chicken and fish.

4. Thou Shalt Not Graze

Stick to a schedule. This will help to decrease poor snacking decisions.

5. Thou Shalt Not Eat After 7:30pm

Late night snacking usually leads to over eating as we are normally distracted by things such as books or television.

6. Thou Shalt Not Pile Food More than 1 Inch High or Within 2 Inches of the Plate Edge

Portion size. Portion size. Portion size.  This is simply a trick to control the portion of your meal.

7. Thou Shalt Not Chew Food Less than 20 Times Per Bite

This may seem silly and tedious, but it will truly help.  Chewing provides internal signals to the brain that you are eating and thus triggers the sensation of fullness sooner.

8. Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Plate

Snacking from someone else’s meal is an easy way to add a great amount of calories to your daily intake without even realizing it.

9. Thou Shalt Not Carry Small Bills

Dreaded vending machines and drive through dollar menus.  We all like cheap things.  Keeping small bills from your wallet can help ward off these cravings.

10. Thou Shalt Not Eat While Standing Up

This one was new to me.  Sitting allows your body to recognize that you are full before you overeat.  This must be why everyone eats so much at carnivals and fairs!




One thought on “10 Commandments of Weight Loss

  1. Number 10 is sooo true!! I just blogged about how I ate so much junk at the fair on Thursday! Never again!

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