Post # 1
I am on PTO this week enjoying my staycation in this wonderful weather. I have spent my days learning how to use my sewing machine, going to the local yoga studio, taking long walks and watching TV. -this kinda sounds like a SWF ad. LOL
I was watching Dr Oz today and he talked about “diet foods” and the good and bad ones and which ones you should eat. I thought it was really benefical so I wanted to share with my fav gals!
Here is the link to Dr Oz’s list of foods
And a coupon for a free Amys buritto (available starting tomorrow). Her foods are amazing if you have not tried them! I love her vegan stuff!!!
Oh, how I love day time TV…….
Post # 3
I actually watched this show. I always wonder though, what the catch is. Like obviously these companies are getting advertisement, so are they paying Dr Oz to promote their products. I get that they are healthy options, but I just figured fresh, whole food were always better than frozen. But perhaps I’m just skeptical. I do know that with time, everything improves, so maybe the fast easy packaged foods have as well.
Post # 5
@Cash000: I thought that too but he actually said that he is not getting any endorsements from those companies. Yes, fresh and whole foods are better than these, for sure!! It would be very important to include fresh fruits and vegetables…
Post # 6
Oh he did say that, I must have missed that part. That makes me feel a little better. Oh for sure, and I don’t think that Dr. Oz meant ” Only eat this stuff”, but when I saw the size of that burrito, I was a little shocked that that had 310 calories in itself. I could make a hearty sandwich or chicken burger for the same amount of calories and be so much more satisfied, plus I think it would be much healthier.
Post # 7
@Cash000: I totally agree! You make some really great and important points! I kept thiking that he was catering it toward on the go meals or quick meals but he never really said that. Plus I was surprised that he was endorsing eating stuff like that every day. But than again, it sounded like the ladies on the show ate out fast food or take out a lot. So, yeah its better than that I guess. I never eat a frozen meal or take out everynight. But I found a couple good options for those crazy nights where cooking something is not an option or you have had a crazy week and have not gotten to the store for fresh produce.
Post # 8
Interesting, thanks for the link
Post # 9
I know, those ladies I think did eat out alot, so of course that would be an improvement. Plus that one lady lost 5 lbs. That’s pretty crazy for one week.I guess he was taking a more realistic approach, because obviously its harder for someone to go from going through drive thrus to shopping and cooking a healthy meal, than to just have something fast and easy on hand. Some of that stuff did look quite yummy though, I am so going to buy those salmon burgers, and those vita brownies, um YUM. I just really hope I can find them here in Canada.
Post # 10
@Cash000: I am also on a mission to find the salmon patties. I have had the vitabrownies. They also have muffins and breakfast sandwiches! they are amazing and no preservatives. You can actually buy the mix and make your own too! 😀 eYou can usually find them in the organic/gluten free aisles at the grocery store and also in the organic freezer aisle. You can purchase them on their website:
Post # 11
I’m with you ladies. It seems totally bizarre that someone could eat the stuff on this list every day and be considered healthy. I did think it was odd that he had a catch all category at the end of the list saying “Consider the above foods along with fresh fruits, vegetables and lean proteins.” It was almost as if those were secondary to the list of processed foods.
I also have to quibble with his use of the word “diet” to describe all of these foods. I feel like the connotation of diet is that it is temporary. As in, you only need to eat lean proteins for a little while. But of course we all know that for weight loss not to be temporary, your diet has to change permanently. Like a lot of people on here, I’d like to lose a few pounds/tone up before the wedding. But I’m actively trying not to “diet,” I’m just trying to make a few conscious, healthy changes to the things I normally eat and to get on a regular exercise routine. Otherwise, those pounds will be back on after the wedding!
Post # 12
@vermontia: You are SO right! Crash dieting will get your number on the scale to drop, but it will do nothing but climb once you return to unhealthy eating habits. You are definitely on the right track 🙂
@Cash000: I agree that eating whole and unprocessed foods is, as a rule, healthier than the alternative. I did recently find out that during certain seasons, some foods are better for you frozen. The reasoning behind that is that the food is harvested/picked at its peak freshness then flash-frozen to preserve the nutrition. So, depending on the season and how far you are located from where that food came from, it is possible that the frozen version might have more nutrients than the fresh version that traveled for a week to get to you.
And, for what it’s worth, it annoys me that every 5 minutes Dr Oz is spouting on about how everything will kill you, or cause cancer and that will kill you. Dude, lay off the scare tactics & just give us some useful info!!!
*I’m sure it isn’t just him, but he stands out the most in my mind.
Post # 13
Yeah, I’m not buying it either. For snacks alone he wants us to eat chips, chips, crackers, chips, crackers, pretzels, popcorn, cheese, cheese, cheese, chips…oh and some yogurt too. Breakfast is super heavy on carbs too (there’s not even a mention of plain old EGGS?), I’m not seeing any fresh fruits or veggies, all the meats mentioned seem to be highly processed…it’s really not a healthy list!
Some of my favorite healthy foods are:
- Greek yogurt (yum!)
- Green smoothies
- Hard boiled eggs
- Fat free cottage cheese
- Steamed salmon with ginger and lemon
- Broccoli, peppers, & lima beans for veggies
- Kale and spinach for greens
- Sweet potatoes for starches
- Soy milk/Coconut milk