Today, The Dr. Oz Show is featuring a four-step guide to getting rid of butt fat. The “Butt-Blasting Plan” consists of a supplement, a low-fat diet, a seven-day workout and a brownie. How can eating dessert help you lose fat? Dr. Oz claims that his no-bake dessert “revs up your metabolism.” There’s no sugar in this brownie either, just raw cacao powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, milk, raisins and oats (see the full recipe at the end of this post).
For the rest of the diet, Dr. Oz recommends eating plenty of complex carbs and no more than 34 grams of fat. He explains that the butt is prone to storing fat, so it’s better to increase your carb intake when targeting this area. Dr. Oz adds that you should supplement this diet with 100 milligrams of kudzu root at breakfast. Kudzu is a climbing vine native to Japan and southeast China and is used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Of course, exercise is also key to the butt blasting plan. Dr. Oz lays out a seven-day workout schedule, which consists of a different exercise to work the booty for each day. The exercises are donkey kicks, twisting lunges, dead lifts, a squat-to-jump move, glute glides using a chair, leg lifts while lying on your back and a bridge pose. Each exercise will be done 10 or 15 times.
Dr. Oz’s approach does combine the key elements of calorie restriction and exercise, however, it’s important to keep in mind that any plan to target one trouble area on your body will also require you to improve your overall fitness level. Even with significant weight loss, it can be difficult to change the underlying shape of your body without cosmetic surgery.
Butt-Busting Brownie Recipe
- 1 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup oats
Combine the cacao, cayenne, cinnamon, milk, raisins and oats in a food processor until they form a paste. Then, slowly add the oats until they are thoroughly combined. Line a square or rectangular pan with wax paper. Press the batter evenly into the pan. Refrigerate until firm.
February 22nd, 2012