3 Doc-Approved Weight-Loss Tips You've Never Heard

When we were invited to a special taping of The Dr. Oz Show, entitled "The Naked Hour", we jumped at the opportunity. It may or may not have had something to do with the fact that we heard "Dr. Oz" and "naked" in the same sentence. But mostly it was because Dr. Oz (who was a Cosmo Fun Fearless Male last year!) always offers up brilliant health tips. By Zoë Ruderman

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The focus of "The Naked Hour" was to help people look and feel better sans clothing. He shared some of his favorite (and little-known) weight loss tips. Put these tricks to use and you'll be looking buffer in the buff.

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Snack on pickles. Snooki is onto something! According to Dr. Oz, the acidity in these crunchy vegetables can kill sugar cravings. It sounds strange, but when the 3 p.m. urge to hit the vending machine strikes, he recommends reaching for a pickle instead.

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Sip on banaba leaf tea. This tea (yes, it's banaba, not banana) hasn't gotten much attention yet, but Dr. Oz said that the drink is gaining popularity thanks to its ability to lower people's blood sugar. Why is that a good thing? Too-high blood sugar can lead to weight gain and, in extreme cases, even diabetes.

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Swap out tonic water and club soda for seltzer. Many people assume these three sips are similar, but tonic is high in sugar (it packs about 120 calories a serving) and club soda often has quite a bit of salt added, which leaves you feeling puffy and bloated. Stick to seltzer, says Dr. Oz, which has a similar taste, but is the closest you can get to drinking plain old water.

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You can watch The Dr. Oz Show every weekday-just check your local listings. And be sure to watch "The Naked Hour" today for more great tips for looking hot when you strip down.

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