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Don't go hungry

To stay at a healthy weight, you have to eat, not starve yourself. ?If you don?t fuel up regularly, you?ll become insatiably hungry, causing the ?hunger? hormone, ghrelin, to spike,? Dr. Oz says. ?The problem is, it takes a half-hour for that hormone to return to normal once you start to eat, but in that 30 minutes you?ll likely chow through many more calories than if you hadn?t eaten on an empty stomach.?

Dr. Oz keeps filling almonds on hand—don?t be surprised if you see him nibbling a few on his show.

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