Dr. Oz: Fast Food Addiction
Dr. Oz talked to Brittany, who is addicted to fast food. Brittany eats fast food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She eats from a number of different fast food places, enjoying caramel drinks, onion rings, double burgers with cheese, raspberry soda, and fish sandwich.
Brittany knows she’s addicted to fast food, because she’ll hide them when she comes home from work. She’s 28 years old and she has high blood pressure. Her grandfather had a heart attack, her father has high blood pressure, and her mom is on 4 different blood pressure medicines.
“I know that fast food isn’t healthy for me, but I don’t know how to stop. I need help fast,” Brittany said.
Dr. Oz: Fast Food Addiction Numbers
Brittany said she wakes up with cravings for fast food. The first thing she has to do is go get some food. Brittany kept a fast food dairy. Dr. Oz put her information into the truth tube.
The average person is supposed to get 2,000 calories a day. Brittany is getting 2,512 calories per day. But the bigger concern is the amount of fat. You’re supposed to get around 60 grams of fat a day. Brittany has 111 grams, almost twice as much.
Dr. Oz wanted to know Brittany’s other numbers, but when she was on her way to blood test she couldn’t resist having a cookie. The cookie disqualified her from getting the blood test. Dr. Oz said it said something about her addiction that she couldn’t wait to eat the cookie until after the blood test.
Dr. Oz: Ultrasound
Dr. Oz did an ultrasound on Brittany at the beginning of the day, before she ate anything. He also did an ultrasound on his stage before the audience. The arteries at the beginning of the day are supposed to dilate up between 7 and 11 percent. Then, she had lunch with fries, a soda, and a fish sandwich. After lunch, the ultrasound showed her artery at less than half that much at 3 percent. That’s what the fatty and fried foods did to her body. That means that instead of relaxing, her arteries are squeezing. This is the first steps of hardening of the arteries, which leads to heart attacks and strokes.
Dr. Oz asked Brittany if she wanted to change with his Dr. Oz-approved fast food plan and she said she did.