thanks for sharing, I saw the show and I am thinking about try it to see if I would feel better. I have a lot of heartburn and bloating. But there are some foods I am not sure about about, way to go on tryng it and the 4 lbs gone!
current weight: 194.1
Fitness Minutes: (140) Posts: 9 1/18/14 2:15 P
Thank you for your support and for sharing what is working well for you -- your breakfast omelets sound delicious!
It has been challenging making these changes and I know I will need to add some foods back in after the first couple of weeks, eggs will definitely be on my list! For now, I will work hard to stick to the plan for 2 weeks. I liked the structure of it to get me started, and was curious to see how much better I would feel with no wheat or sugar in my diet at all.
So far I feel great, my skin looks better than it has in years, and I have more energy. So it is definitely an improvement over what I was doing on my own. The combination of using SP and the Oz diet has made me much more aware of portion size and calorie intake which I think will be very helpful in the longer term. After these first 2 weeks I will start to add some foods into the rotation so that it is more manageable for me in the longer term and see how I feel. (And I know there will be times that I give in to some temptation -- but figure I'll have to work that off with more exercise). I've lost 4 lbs so far (on my 40lb journey), so off to a good start!
Pounds lost: 20.0
Fitness Minutes: (16,285) Posts: 2,421 1/18/14 11:07 A
So from what I saw on the web the principles are to cut out wheat, sugars, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, coffee and dairy (except Greek yogurt), and to choose low glycemic index foods.
For breakfast, Dr. Oz suggests having a high-protein smoothie:
1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. ½ banana. ½ cup frozen berries. 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds. 2 tablespoons rice protein powder.
Your meals and snacks should consist of the following foods:
Six-ounce portions of chicken, turkey or fish. Healthy fats like avocado and olive oil. Greek yogurt (this probiotic-rich food is the only dairy allowed). Fiber-rich brown rice. Organic green tea to replace coffee.
It sounds pretty reasonable to me.
I guess I am not one to go for it though, because I don't find smoothies satisfying. Banana's are also VERY high glycemic index foods, so it seems to me he is kicking off your day with a sugar spike.
I'm better off when I start my day with an omelet (two eggs & one white) made with a whole lot of veggies. If I can get two or more servings of veggies inside the omelet and a half cup of salsa on top I can still start the day with less than 300 calories and have half of my fruit and veggie servings in before lunch. Very tasty, very filling, low glycemic, high in protein.
I also like oat bran with berries, when I don't have the time to make an omelet.
I guess the other thing that I resist is the idea that foods are OFF LIMITS. That get's my inner child's hackles up. It makes me want what I don't have. If I look at the last week, I haven't eaten any wheat - but I could have if I wanted to. That keeps me in the driver's seat of my healthy choices - rather than having an outside rule. It helps me keep honest about who is responsible for my choices. But that may be just me.
I think this is a great thing if it helps you try out changes that You want to make for You!
What will you do with your wild and precious life?
Pounds lost: 18.9
Fitness Minutes: (140) Posts: 9 1/13/14 5:12 P
I understand that, and don't really view this as a crash diet, but rather an exploration of a model to eat healthier -- this diet does incorporate changes I would like to make in the longer term. I am looking to significantly reduce high glycemic foods from my diet as there is a family history of type 2 diabetes. This diet seems to balance healthy proteins, healthy fats and limits carbs to those that don't spike your blood sugar.
This is only day one, I've been following the plan, and so far it feels good. The meals are satisfying so I don't feel hungry, I have a good energy level and have been eating only healthy foods.
I know this doesn't answer your question, but your best bet is to find a style of eating you can live with forever. You might lose weight quickly with this diet in the beginning, but it's likely to come back as soon as you start eating normally again. Just giving you something to think about :)
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Fitness Minutes: (140) Posts: 9 1/13/14 3:10 P
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