Dr Oz: Booster Foods List
Always craving those foods that aren’t good for you? (Welcome to my world, people!) Well, in this segment, Dr Oz introduced Dr. Mike Dow, psychotherapist, to give you his 28-day plan that will curb those munchies forever. To do his plan, all you need to do is retrain your brain and swap out those food that you crave for healthier ones. (Ohhh, is that it?)
Dr. Dow’s book, Diet Rehab – 28 Days To Finally Stop Craving The Foods That Make You Fat, will teach you how to retrain your brain to want those foods that are healthier for you instead of the ones that add on love handles. Dr. Dow says that you need to retrain your brain by focusing on the importance of what you add to your life as opposed to what you take away—food and activity wise.
Dr Oz: Booster Foods vs Pitfall Foods
Booster Foods: Foods that fill you up and are good for you
– Soba noodles
– Greek yogurt
– Almond milk
Pitfall foods are the ones that give you serotonin, or that “high,” when you eat them and nothing else. They don’t stay in your stomach for long, so you keep craving more and more. These foods include pretty much every delicious, fattening, greasy, fried, cheesy, buttery, saucy, type of food you can imagine. (Anyone else hungry?)
Dr Oz: 28 Day Plan To Stop Food Cravings
Week 1: Swap out salt – replace with booster flavorings such as sage or black pepper.
Week 2: Pair booster snacks with pitfall snacks (i.e. potato chips and soup).
Week 3: Replace 3 pitfall foods with 3 booster foods – do a meal and 2 snacks.
Week 4: Make all main courses with booster foods. You will find that you start to crave healthier foods.
Dr Oz: Almond Milk Ice Pops
Bonus Tip: Make ice pops to stop your cravings. Use unsweetened almond milk with your favorite fruit and freeze them in ice trays with a tooth pick. (I used to do this as a kid, only with sugary Kool-Aid. Guess that doesn’t wash here, huh?)