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Weight Loss Tips: Dr. Oz, The Naked Hour and Banaba Tea

Updated on April 9, 2013
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Weight Loss Tips: The Naked Hour

Recently, The Dr. Oz Show taped a show entitled “The Naked Hour” where Dr. Oz who always has brilliant health tips, shared ideas on how to love yourself – even when butt naked. You heard that right! When you stand in front of that mirror butt naked, you are supposed to love yourself!

During his show, “The Naked Hour,” Dr. Oz attempted to help everyone see that it was possible to look and feel better – standing in front of a mirror totally naked. During the show, he shared some of his favorite weight loss tricks. Today, we will look at 3 of these tips in a bit more detail.

Snack on Pickles

One of the things that Dr. Oz discussed, and even encouraged, was snacking on pickles. You heard that right – pickles! The very same thing that pregnant women are supposed to crave at the same time that they have an insatiable desire for ice cream! According to Dr. Oz, pickles can kill sugar cravings because of their acidity! It might sound strange to snack on pickles, but … vinegar has long been touted as a weight loss agent, and cucumbers (pickles) can take up a lot of space in your stomach making you feel full without a lot of calories. So in the late hours of the night, choose to grab a pickle instead of a high calorie sweet treat! You will be pleased with the results!

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Banaba Leaf Tea

Banaba leaf tea is a rising star in the weight lose arena. Banaba (Banaba extract) is well known for its weight loss capabilities in the areas of the world where it can be found growing native, but its infamy is spreading. Dr. Oz shared with his viewers that Banaba leaf tea has the ability to lower a person’s blood sugar levels. This is a good thing because heightened blood sugar levels can cause weight gain and, in extreme cases, diabetes, not to mention intense craving for carbohydrates and sweets!

Seltzer, or Plain Water, is the Best Choice

Many people assume that seltzer water, tonic water and club soda are the same, but this is not the case at all.

When you look at the ingredients and the nutritional information for each product you will find that tonic water, with 120 calories per serving, is very high in sugar and calories per serving.

You will also discover that club soda has quite a bit of salt (sodium) which will leave you feeling puffy and bloated.

Seltzer water, however, is very similar in taste to club soda and tonic water, and very similar in taste and calories to plain ol’ drinking water as well. Drinking 64 ounces of drinking water, or seltzer, is recommended for everyone, especially those whose goal is weight lose.

Losing Weight

If your goal is to lose weight, you will come closer to meeting your goal by following the 3 tips outlined in this article, especially that of drinking Banaba Leaf Tea, another weight loss tip Dr. Oz shared with his viewing audience.

The Ultimate Test

Can you stand in front of a mirror butt naked and come to terms with what you see? If not, you might want to consider some weight lose strategies that Dr. Oz discusses, such as: snacking on pickles, Banaba Leaf Tea, and choosing seltzer water or just plain water for drinking, rather than tonic water or club soda!

These are very simple changes you can incorporate into your life will make a difference in the way your life is lived! It is time to get comfortable with your “nakedness.”

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    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Rusticliving - I just might have to opt for no mirror! lol

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Mary615 - It is amazing sometimes the length that TV people go to now to get our attention, isn't it? I am glad you enjoyed this!

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      6 years ago from Texas

      ImKarn23 - you are a riot! I think naked is much more comfortable!

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      lol..i'm constantly's putting clothes on that pisses me off!



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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Dr. Oz is everywhere, isn't he? You have to hand it to him, though. He does a fantastic job of explaining what he says in visual aids. I'll never forget the show he did on people's poop! He had displays of fake poop. Then he asks the question: Does your poop float??

      Great Hub. voted it UP, etc.

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      Liz Rayen 

      6 years ago from California

      First I agree with Kelly... the Guy made me wanna looksie some more! LOL.. Second, I agree with Marcy... I think another mirror would be I actually like this hub a lot Cindy. I love Dr. Oz and watch him all the time. I do snack on pickles and cukes and it really does work! They kill my craving for sweets and they can fill you up and you don't feel quite as hungry. Big Thumbs up and shared! ♥

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Hi Tarynjane - It was to drink plain water or seltzer water rather than drinking, tonic water or club soda.

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      7 years ago

      What was the other thing they showed at the same time as banaba leaf and pickles?? there was one other thing i was intrested in but didn't catch the name of it

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      AEvans - he is a cutie, and almost naked too! Banaba leaf tea is supposed to be really great to help to lose weight!

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      7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Wow first and foremost what a cutie in your pic! lololo! Now on the serious side. I have never tried Baraba tea; but will certainly give it a shot. As for standing in the mirror, I really do not mind what I see; but I also see some improvement as always. lolo! GREAT ARTICLE! Thumbs up! :)

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      Dr Funom Makama 

      7 years ago from Europe

      Thanks for the fantastic share... Its indeed awesome.

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      7 years ago

      Great hub , Im a huge doctor OZ fan , watch him daily ! Great job voted up and all the way

      Friends as always ,


    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Kelleyward - Dr. Oz definitely gives us things to think about doesn't he? I hope the tea is able to help with the blood sugar issues, but make sure that you continue with your medications.

      barbergirl28 - It is surprising that anything can have 0 calories. Glad you enjoyed the hub.

      RealHousewife - did you like him because he was a cowboy or because he was scantily clad? LOL

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh my the photo got to me right away:) I like the guy on the

      Never even heard of that kind of's why I need to read hubs like this! UP and everything...except I got a zero on your little quiz. I am a failure! lol

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      Stacy Harris 

      7 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I am definitely going to try the pickle thing... we actually just ran out and since I need to go to the grocery store soon I am going to put them on the list. Alhtough I guess in the back of my mind I already knew that since we had pickles a couple of weeks ago and when I looked at the calorie content it said 0... I was a little shocked.

      Very informative hub... wish I would have caught the actual program when it was running! Thanks for sharing these tips since I missed it!

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      7 years ago

      I always get inspired after watching Dr. Oz just haven't had time to do much of that lately. I am a diabetic so I'll try the tea. Voted up and Shared! Take care, Kelley

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      StephenCowry - I do believe that if we maintain a balanced diet and avoid the things we know to be unhealthy for us, we will not always be fighting the battle of the bulge. Thanks for stopping by!

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      7 years ago

      To my being very health conscious I weigh-in from time to time just to check whether I'm gaining or losing. Quite funny. I think maintaining nutritious food intake is what it takes. Thanks for sharing your ideas here!

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Peggy W - I know when I make pickles from scratch and can them, there really is not that much salt. But I am not sure about purchased dill pickles. Home canned is so much better. And vinegar is supposed to be beneficial for weight loss as well. But eating a whole cucumber sliced might be (if you like cucumber) would fill you up as well without worrying about sodium, and you could sprinkle it with a salt substitute or other herbs.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      It seems many of us would prefer those carnival type mirrors...the ones that make you look thin. Haha! I wonder about the salt content in the pickles? Other than that, it makes sense because a large dill pickle would help to fill one up. Thanks for these weight loss tips from the Dr. Oz show. Voted up and useful.

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Nell Rose - Those mirrors are not always the friendliest things, are they? I want one of those from the carnival that always make you look skinny! lol

      Levertis Steele - Yes, I am sure he is trying to make a point and a name for himself. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Levertis Steele 

      7 years ago from Southern Clime

      Yes, this is an incentive to improve on dieting, but Dr. Oz appears so extreme. I suppose he is working hard to make his naked point.

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      Nell Rose 

      7 years ago from England

      Hi, I wish I had known about the pickles before I made my cheese and tomato sandwich at 1.30 in the morning! lol! I don't think I have looked at myself naked in a mirror for years, what a shock that would be!

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Marcy - If you are able to find a skinny mirror let me knw - I don't like pickles!!! You would think that water would be safe, but we do find ways to even mess that up, don't we? Thanks for the share!

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 

      7 years ago from Planet Earth

      Can I just buy another mirror? Juuust kidding! I love pickles, so I will enjoy that tip tremendously. I knew soda water had sodium, but the calories in tonic water surprised me!

      Very helpful hub - voted up and up, and shared.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      MsDora - I am pleased you found this to be helpful! You definitely don't ever want to neglect the pickles. You can have mine too. I am not very fond of them! Thanks so much!

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      Dora Weithers 

      7 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, homesteadbound. I didn't get to watch this show, and I find your report very helpful. Since my kids left home, I've neglected the pickles. I think I'll try them.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Ardie - I'm not fond of pickles either! There are quite a few more calories in a deviled egg and it does not fill up your stomach as much as a whole dill pickle would. But it the vinegar flavor cuts the cravings, you could always add a spoon of vinegar to water and drink it down. The apple cider vinegar you can get at the health food store would be the healthiest. I have heard that vinegar will help you to lose weight.

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      7 years ago from Neverland

      Great tips Cindy! A pickle, who woulda thought?! Too bad I don't like pickles. I wonder if a deviled egg would have the same influence for killing the craving for sweets...

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Tammy - I guess I wish I was a bigger pickle fan, but alas ...

      My husband even drinks the juice after the pickles are gone. Tomorrow the diet starts for me!

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      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Great hub. I missed that episode of Dr. Oz. These are some excellent tips! Thanks for a great hub. Going to snack on some pickles.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Suzie - The first time I saw Banaba tea mentioned, I thought it was a typo and the person talking about it meant to say, banana leaf tea. But then when I found out it was a common small tree I had growing in my own garden, I was even more amazed! I think I am going to have to learn to like pickles more!

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      Suzie ONeill 

      7 years ago from Lost in La La Land

      Interesting hub! I've heard about snacking on pickles, but I've never heard of Banaba leaf tea before. I'll have to check it out.

      Voted up!

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Kim - I can really see where pickles would really work. In fact 4 different reasons - the are low calorie, the take care of a craving, vinegar is supposed to help you lose weight and they would be very filling.

      Sue - Banaba tea does sound interesting, doesn't it? We have a crape myrtle growing in our yard, and today my husband tasted the leaf, and he's still alive! Brave man! It would be weird seeing the naked cowboy in person. Thanks so much!

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      teaches12345 - Dr. Oz does put a lot of effort into trying to make sure we have the information we need to do that, doesn't he? Good luck with the Banaba leaf tea. I would like to try it but have low blood sugar and it might now be so healthy for me!

      Donna - I hope it works for you. Like I was sharing with teaches12345 above, I would like to try it but alas ....

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      7 years ago

      Hi Cindy

      Great tips.

      I have never heard of Banaba tea. Being a tea drinker, I would try it before eating pickles to lose weight.

      I saw the naked cowboy when I was in New York a few years ago.

      Voted up and awesome.

      Take Care :)

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      Kim Chacin 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the tip about pickles! My daughter and I both love pickles but didn't know they would help with weight loss. I'll have to share that with her!

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      Donna Cosmato 

      7 years ago from USA

      Well, I've tried lots of other weight loss ideas so why not try the banaba leaf tea! Great article on an herbal tea I had not heard of.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      I have not heard of Banaba extract, but I am looking into this the next time I visit the health food store. You gotta hand it to Dr. Oz for trying to keep us all interested in living a healthy life. Thanks for sharing this one with us.


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