Dr Oz: Small Change Diet & Keri Gans
Dr Oz was joined by Keri Gans, author of The Small Change Diet, who gave us a few small change solutions so that we can eat our favorite foods while still losing weight. Gans said that you do not have to give up the foods that you love to lose weight, because that never works since it leaves your feeling deprived. Instead, learn to make your favorite foods healthier with a few small changes.
Dr Oz: Sirloin Is Leanest Cut Of Beef
Doctor Oz’s first guest, Stephanie, said that she loves Ribeye Steak. Keri Gans said that you do not have to give up steak to lose weight, you just have to try a leaner cut. Some cuts of beef are almost as lean as chicken! Dr Oz asked which cut of steak is the leanest: sirloin or filet mignon? The answer is that sirloin is one of the leanest cuts of meat. By having a sirloin steak over a rib-eye steak, you save 90 calories and 15.5 grams of fat. Sirloin comes from a lean muscle because it is a muscle that cows use all the time.
Dr Oz: Artichoke Heart Pasta
Dr Oz’s second guest, Ramona, said that she loves to eat pasta and probably has it three times per week. Keri Gans said that you can eat pasta, but you should replace a little bit of the pasta with a high fiber vegetable instead. Dr Oz said that adding artichoke hearts to your pasta is a great idea, better than adding peppers and onions even. Gans said that artichoke hearts have 4.5 grams of fiber, whereas peppers and onions only have 1.1 grams of fiber. Plus, artichoke hearts are bigger, so they take up more space and leave less room in your bowl for pasta!
Dr Oz: Baked Potato & Black Bean Hummus
Doctor Oz’s final guest, Michelle, said that she loves to eat a baked potato with butter and sour cream. Keri Gans said that the potato itself is high in fiber and potassium, so it is not too bad for you, but the problems are the butter and sour cream. Dr Oz said that he would have guessed that topping a baked potato with sour cream would be the best idea, but Gans said that will not fulfill your craving if you want butter and sour cream. So she recommends topping your baked potato with black bean hummus and light sour cream instead.