Dr Oz: Sugar Addiction Plan
Do you crave sugar all day and night? Doctor Oz says he has the remedy to help break your sugar addiction. If you’re addicted to soda or candy, check out this section. Doctor Oz also discussed his favorite food combination that may seem odd but are really healthy and delicious and will help you lose weight. Plus, you should checkout Dr Oz’s four latest Kitchen Gadgets, because one of them will help you prepare a healthy version of a sweet apple dessert!
Molly, an audience member, told Dr Oz that she loved sweet coffee in the morning. In the afternoons, she drank soda and in the evening, she enjoyed a “happy ending” sundae. (Wow, that’s a lot of sugar—even for me!) Molly told Dr Oz that she would even skip a meal for a sundae. (That’s how I feel about rum, but we’re not talking about kicking that habit today!)
Sugar is Toxic
Doctor Oz says that excessive sugar not only causes weight gain, too much sugar drowns your body in toxicity and can damage your kidneys, which can lead to heart disease. (Heart disease is the #1 killer for women.) Recent studies also indicated that excessive sugar may also cause cancer. The key is not to eliminate sugar altogether, you need to get rid of any added sugar.
Dr Oz: Chromium Polynicotinate for Sugar Addiction
Take 200 mcg once per day to beat the back surge of sugar that gives you that addictive high. Take it before eating.
Half a Fruit in Salty Meals
Trick your taste buds by eating ½ a fruit with your salty meals. Try eating a turkey sandwich with natural cranberry fruit preserves. Add mangoes to grilled chicken. (You can even order this in a restaurant.) Add a handful of raisins to rice. (Dr Oz does this.) Doing this will preemptively strike that sugar attack, so you won’t crave sugar later on.
Dr Oz: Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate
Melt a bar of dark chocolate (this is the little 1-inch cubed bar and not an entire candy bar!) in a spoonful of peanut butter. Then make a scoop out of it. Enjoy it when a craving comes on. This only contains 4 ½ g of sugar. You can also freeze the scoop and eat instead of ice cream.
Doctor Oz also gave his favorite food combos that seem gross but taste great and have health benefits.
Pickles & Cottage Cheese
Looking to lose a few pounds? Try mixing pickles into cottage cheese. Cottage cheese has a belly busting protein that will help keep you satiated. Each pickle adds only 5 extra calories. Dr Oz passed to an audience member and she stated it was “not bad.”
Popcorn & Almond Milk
This may sound gross, but it really isn’t. Try pouring almond milk into a bowl of popcorn and then eat it like cereal. This combination makes for a great sweet and salty bedtime snack. The almond milk contains tryptophan to help you fall asleep.
Cucumber & Banana Stacks
Try placing banana slices in between cucumber slices. It’s like having a sandwich but without the calories. Also, it’s high in potassium.