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Raisins a weight loss secret?


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Hey All! Down 20 pounds and 6 pounds pounds away from my goal. Yay me!

Now, the problem.... the closer I get to my goal, the slower the weight loss. My husband told me he saw on the "Dr. Oz" show that a dieting secret is eating raisins before bedtime. According to Dr. Oz, raisins trick your body into burning more carbs, so you lose weight while you sleep.

Anybody else hear/see this? Does it sound like it might work, or is this just another gimmick?
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Original Post by Leppardess:

...My husband told me he saw on the "Dr. Oz" show...

There's your problem. Disregard.

Raisins like other dried fruits are very high in calories, so I don't think they are going to help you lose weight. Also, there are no secrets concerning weight loss.

 

Karneykode-  Don't assume Dr oz is a quack.  In this instance he wasn't promoting any brand of raisins just the product in general. The only time I think he crosses into shaky waters is when he recommends specific brands.

The logic is raisins appear to be difficult for the body to digest but they really aren't.  If you tried it you would know that if you eat raisins before bed you generally wake up hungrier in the morning which feeling hungry is a great thing when trying to lose weight if the feeling is satisfied by healthy, clean foods. 

*face palm*

I was going to say that Dr. isn't a quack, but he's more like a seedy car salesman, but as it turns out "quackery" is the correct term for the promotion of fraudulent or unproven medical practices.  

I don't think that everything he says is false, but I cannot trust anything he says because he says whatever the network wants him to say and whatever will line his pockets: raspberry ketones, the pink method; commercial apple juice is toxic; how am I to know when he is telling the truth and when he is lying.  

Original Post by smashley23:

I was going to say that Dr. isn't a quack, but he's more like a seedy car salesman, but as it turns out "quackery" is the correct term for the promotion of fraudulent or unproven medical practices.  

I don't think that everything he says is false, but I cannot trust anything he says because he says whatever the network wants him to say and whatever will line his pockets: raspberry ketones, the pink method; commercial apple juice is toxic; how am I to know when he is telling the truth and when he is lying.  

Exactly.  Supporting one thing for financial gain ruins his credibility with me for anything else.  Who knows what other agendas he is pushing or how much stock he has in raisins ;)

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I don't know anything about that quote (sounds strange to me) but I did want to mention that it is totally normal for the weight loss to slow as you get closer to your goal weight.  I wouldn't fret over it too much; just keep doing what you've been doing.

Original Post by karneykode:

Original Post by Leppardess:

...My husband told me he saw on the "Dr. Oz" show...

There's your problem. Disregard.

Yeah, that guy will promote ANYTHING for a buck.

Just wait a while, and you'll hear him say that downing half a tub of Crisco every night before bed will remove cellulite from your thighs.

 

Original Post by raychelc:

Original Post by karneykode:

Original Post by Leppardess:

...My husband told me he saw on the "Dr. Oz" show...

There's your problem. Disregard.

Yeah, that guy will promote ANYTHING for a buck.

Just wait a while, and you'll hear him say that downing half a tub of Crisco every night before bed will remove cellulite from your thighs.

 

But it will...your thighs will gain and fill in the cellulite look.  Money mouth

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All he does is spread weight loss lies on a daily basis.
Original Post by stargazer1:

*face palm*

exactly my sentiments... exactly

For a day or two I thought Dr. Oz was a smart guy, but now I just think he's as stupid as they come.

I like raisins.  I eat raisins almost everyday.  I can lose weight while eating raisins everyday.  I don't eat them at bedtime though. 

Raisins are not magic.  Eating them at bedtime is not magic.  However for some people who tend to under eat while dieting, eating raisin before bed might actually help by upping their daily calories.

Interesting concept--celery might also accomplish this and isn't so high calorie, or pickles - I actually do eat these at night if I'm up late and starved.  Raisins are pretty dense calorically---I used to live on them all day literally when I did field work....imagine hiking 15 miles over 36 hours, climbing 800 ft up a rock face--all on a box of raisins:-)  Good emergency food.

Original Post by trh:

I like raisins. 

Raisins are not magic.  Eating them at bedtime is not magic.  

That's all I saw when I read your post and started laughing so hard (it's been a giddy day). It was like a patronizing kids book. Love it.

However, I felt compelled to go look up WHY he thinks that I found this here...

Dr. Oz's Night Time Tip #1: Reach for Raisins Raisins are high in fiber and Dr. Oz says if you eat them at night they will help you go poop in morning. He said raisins can also decrease bloating and provide energy.

 

Original Post by beingzoe:

Original Post by trh:

I like raisins. 

Raisins are not magic.  Eating them at bedtime is not magic.  

That's all I saw when I read your post and started laughing so hard (it's been a giddy day). It was like a patronizing kids book. Love it.

However, I felt compelled to go look up WHY he thinks that I found this here...

Dr. Oz's Night Time Tip #1: Reach for Raisins Raisins are high in fiber and Dr. Oz says if you eat them at night they will help you go poop in morning. He said raisins can also decrease bloating and provide energy.

 

So will Metamucel and it's less cals.

^^^^^ So true. I'd watch your show!

Original Post by glamgram:

Original Post by beingzoe:

Original Post by trh:

I like raisins. 

Raisins are not magic.  Eating them at bedtime is not magic.  

That's all I saw when I read your post and started laughing so hard (it's been a giddy day). It was like a patronizing kids book. Love it.

However, I felt compelled to go look up WHY he thinks that I found this here...

Dr. Oz's Night Time Tip #1: Reach for Raisins Raisins are high in fiber and Dr. Oz says if you eat them at night they will help you go poop in morning. He said raisins can also decrease bloating and provide energy.

 

So will Metamucel and it's less cals.

Yes, but why would you want people to go for arteficially created things?

Op, there is a girl I know that LOVES Dr. Oz. Because I know her, and don't want to create a rift in our social group, so I'm going to say to you what I would like to say to her.

Please take it as a venue for me to vent and not literally think i feel this way about you:

"people you believe dr. oz are bucking morons"

that is all. no offense to your DH.

Poor Rich Dr. Oz. So willing to sell out, even if nobody is paying him to.

If he had just said "raisins help you poop" it'd be fine. But to claim weight loss (which you KNOW that everyone assumes means fat loss) makes him seem loony.

Which, given his support of much more worrisome trends than raisins, isn't that hard.

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