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Dr Oz’s weight loss tips rang from the best time of day to eat fiber for weight loss to the best time of day to exercise, so you boost your metabolism fast.

At certain times of the day, our bodies burn more calories. These weight loss tips from Dr Oz show that circadian rhythms are part of the formula – as well as applying fat-burning tips to your morning routine.

“Losing weight can feel like a full-time job,” says Dr Oz. “There are weight loss shortcuts, and your body is more receptive to losing weight at certain times of the day.”

My favorite weight loss tip from the Dr Oz show was a “pig out day.” One day a week, you can eat whatever you like! My least favorite tip was having a bath in icy cold water.

Dr Oz’s Weight Loss Tips – Best Times of the Day to Lose Weight

The best time of the day to weigh yourself is as soon as you wake up in the morning. You’re at your lightest in the morning, and you need to consistently weigh yourself to stay motivated to exercise and lose weight. You’re lighter than a bottle of wine in the morning than you are at night, because of going to the bathroom and fluid loss overnight, through sweat.

The Best Time of the Day to Exercise to Lose Weight

The best time of day to lose weight by exercising is right after you wake up and weigh yourself, first thing in the morning. When you exercise in the morning, you’re burning calories from different parts of your body. When you wake up and burn calories right away, you’re burning fat and are more likely to lose weight. If you exercise later in the day, you’re burning the food you ate…not fat.

The Best Time of the Day to Eat Food

The best time of the day to eat your meals is to follow your natural circadian rhythms. If you get up at 6:30, eat at 7:30. Eat lunch about 4 ½ hours later (1:30 pm), and eat dinner about 6 ½ hours later (6:30 pm). Have dinner about 3 ½ hours before going to bed. To lose weight, don’t let yourself get too hungry.

The Best Time of the Day to Boost Your Metabolism

The best time of the day to increase metabolism is 8 am. Drink a glass of ice cold water at 8 am; it forces you to burn calories, and it helps you feel full. You’ll lose a pound a year if you drink a glass of ice cold water every day.

Exercise is one of the best ways to boost your metabolism! Read The Best Yoga DVDs, Plus 4 Tips for Choosing a Yoga DVD.

Or, you might prefer learning How to Lose Weight When You Hate Sweating or Can’t Exercise.

The Best Time of the Day to Shop for Food

The best time to go grocery shopping is at 10 am. You’re still full from breakfast and the glass of ice cold water. Your blood sugar levels are at a good level (low blood sugar levels impair your decision-making abilities). If you can’t afford to buy expensive organic foods (I know I can’t!), read Need Help Losing Weight For Free? The Best Weight Loss Tips.

The Best Time of the Day to Take Fiber to Lose Weight

The best time to take a fiber supplement – which helps with weight loss – is at 6:15 pm. Take it before you eat dinner. When you eat food at night, you’ll be more likely to eliminate heavy foods. This will help you cut calories and lose weight. Losing as little as 70 calories a day can help you lose 70 pounds of weight a year.

No matter what Dr Oz’s weight loss tips are, the best time of the day to lose weight is most often in the morning.

One last weight loss tip from Dr Oz

Fat and sugar can affect your brain and physiology, just like cocaine can. It’s an addiction that can cause you to overeat by blocking the fullness hormone, leptin. No matter how much you eat, you still feel hungry…which makes it very difficult to lose weight! The best way to lose weight at any time of the day is to get yourself off fat and sugar, my friends.

For more weight loss tips from Dr Oz, read Dr Oz’s Weight Loss Shortcuts From Dr Oz – From Apples to Gym Bags.

Also – Dr Oz interviewed Tim Ferriss, about his book The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman. It has a lot of great tips for losing weight — including the ice bath!

If you have any thoughts on these weight loss tips, I welcome your comments below…

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  10 Responses to “Dr Oz’s Weight Loss Tips – Best Times of the Day to Lose Weight”

  1. Dr Oz’s weight loss tips are important and effective, but it’s really important to listen to your body when you’re trying to lose weight. For instance, there’s no way I’d have an icy cold bath to lose weight! (That was one of Tim Ferriss’ tips in his book, mentioned in the article).

    I think getting a dog is the best way to lose weight, because you’re forced to exercise and you feel better about yourself because somebody loves you no matter how much you weigh!

  2. I totally agree with you @Rafael. Thats one of the biggest misconception that you have to starve yourself to lose weight. Instead, know your food. Learn how many calories, sugar, carbs are in it and stay on a level that is not too much, then youll definitely lose weight.

  3. I find that a modified Atkins diet ( reduce carbohydrate, no sugar, more vegetables, some fruit, exercise ) seems to be the most effective way to lose weight and to keep your weight down for a long term period.

  4. True words: No matter what Dr Oz’s weight loss tips are, the best time of the day to lose weight is most often in the morning.

  5. Coming from a clinical hypnosis background, I find these tips very interesting as although hypnosis will give clients the motivation and ability to solve their comfort eating issues. However, there is still a need to move into healthy eating patterns and this could be a great help to my clients. I will certainly be pointing them in the direction of this article on the best times of the day to lose weight!

  6. Thanks for your comments on Dr Oz’s weight loss tips! My favorite tip is to have a day that you can eat whatever you want. I love that weight loss tip, Dr Oz :-)

  7. The best time of the day to exercise is definitely first thing in the morning. It gets it out of the way so you don’t have it hanging over your head all day long. I like Dr Ozs weight loss tips because they are effective and they work.

  8. Very informative website, I do agree with most of Dr Oz’ weight loss tips points. I hope there will be no fat people in the world anymore because it is very unhealthy. Cheers!

  9. Hello Rafael,

    Thanks — I agree that Dr Oz’s “best times of the day to lose weight” are fascinating tips!

    If you want to lose weight, you shouldn’t let yourself go hungry for hours. And, eating at midnight probably isn’t the best. I think Dr Oz recommends not eating anything 2-3 hours before bedtime. And, he says to keep your body fueled with small snacks, to keep your metabolism humming.

  10. That was an interesting read…I was surprised to learn that the best way to lose weight was to NOT let yourself go hungry. I was always thinking if i want to lose more weight, i should go hungry for hours an just bear it, until i can eat at the designated meal times. Does this mean that i can have a midnight snack?