Dr. Oz: Blast away the belly fat

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- Sometimes it seems impossible to get rid of that stubborn belly fat. But Dr. Oz says it can be done!

On Good Morning Arizona, Dr. Mehmet Oz talked to Kaley O'Kelley about Monday's episode of the Dr. Oz show, which features methods to melt away your belly fat once and for all.

Dr. Oz reveals that there are several proven remedies to get rid of belly fat fast. You can also learn how to burn fat from the inside out so your tummy is trimmed and toned.

He says a new study in the Journal of Obesity looked at people who take the supplement forskolin.

Forskolin is found in the roots of an herbal plant from the mint family. Researchers have found that forskolin can help to promote the breakdown of stored fats in animal and human fat cells. It may also release fatty acids from adipose tissue, which results in increased thermogenesis, resulting in loss of body fat and, theoretically, increased lean body mass.

"The study showed folks who were taking forskolin were able to lose a lot of fat but not muscle, which is important because if you lose both together, your weight will go up and down again," he says. "

The recommended dose is to take 125 mg in the morning. Be sure to get the right dosing by looking at the label. It must read that it is standardized to 20% forskolin. Anything less will have a reduced impact on fat burning.

Dr. Oz also will be talking Monday about an antioxidant drink that can help melt belly fat as well. "If you do one thing, based on what I've learned about beverages, it's start drinking green tea," says Dr. Oz. "But you've got to make it the right way. You've got to seep the green tea bag for about 20 minutes. Then add a little Vitamin C to it."

The Dr. Oz show airs right here on 3TV every evening at 8:00. On Monday's show he will discuss these belly fat-melting methods and more.