Everyone likes a “quick fix” – especially when it comes to our looks.
While many people may turn to plastic surgery, one doctor maintains you can get rid of wrinkles, cellulite and more without having to go under the knife.
Dr. Andrew Ordon, co-host of “The Doctors” and author of Better in 7, spoke with Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor of FoxNews.com, about how he came up with an at-home, self-improvement guide on how to get thinner, look younger, sleep better and more.
Better in 7 details a guideline that people can follow in just a week, which outlines everything from an easy-to-follow diet and clever do-it-yourself remedies.
“The diet part, it’s easy to do,” Ordon said. “You don’t feel like you’re starving – you feel full. It does energize you and has all to do with natural diuretics, adding fiber to the diet, energy foods – foods that aren’t going to bloat.”
Ordon also revealed some simple solutions to a common gripe that many women have during pregnancy – stretch marks. Although first he promoted prevention for pregnant women, such as engaging in healthy choices like a good diet and exercise, he also had an interesting trick for when the pregnancy is over.
“Believe it or not…I’m telling these women to put peanut butter on their stretch marks,” Ordon said. “If you’ve got peanut butter on your hands when you’re making that PBJ, you know how it sticks. You can since that oiliness in it…It’s loaded with fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.”
Ordon said that he’s demonstrated the peanut butter effect on his show, proving it definitely works.
When it comes to getting a flat stomach, Ordon promised that people wouldn’t go hungry on his diet, since they’re adding fiber to their diet. He also gave a few exercise tips that give quick results.
“I’m not saying you have to go to the gym,” Ordon said. “What I’m saying is emphasizing some yoga moves, pilates moves, something as simple as doing planks.”
Ordon maintained these techniques will deliver effective results, while bypassing the harmful hormones and chemicals found in store products.
“It’s not rocket science. We talk about it all the time: What you do to your body in general is going to show on your face,” Ordon said. “It’s taking care of your skin from the inside-out.”