Dr. Oz: Holiday Cheat Sheet
Dr. Oz unveiled his Holiday Cheat Sheet, which gives you the rules to survive the holidays without gaining a pound. He showed comedian Kim Coles his rules. But first, Kim Coles asked people on the street what their favorite holiday indulgences were. They gave her the typical answers like chocolate pie, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, and many other sweets.
Back in the studio, Dr. Oz asked Kim Coles what her favorite was. She said stuffing and gravy were her favorite foods around this time of year an she and Dr. Oz even enjoyed some.
Dr. Oz: Drink White Tea to Maintain Weight
First, Dr. Oz wanted us to drink white tea with lemon juice twice a day for the week leading up to the holiday. This will help relax the body. It’s chock full of antioxidants and will help stabilize the body’s response to sugar. This is critical, because it’ll help you avoid the hormonal ups and downs from sugar invading your system. Doctors also think it helps prevent fat cells from developing.
Dr. Oz: Macronutrient Smoothie Recipe
Dr. Oz said we shouldn’t starve ourselves the day of the big holiday meal. Instead, we should have a macronutrient breakfast that morning before 10 a.m. with protein, carbs, and good fat. Dr. Oz recommended a festive holiday smoothie with a little bit of soy or almond milk, walnuts, banana, canned pumpkin, ginger, and cinnamon. Kim Coles said it would work great as a dessert smoothie.
Dr. Oz: Eat High-Fiber Crackers
Dr. Oz advised eating a high-fiber cracker 15 minutes before you go to the party. Kim Coles wasn’t so sure about this, because high-fiber crackers don’t exactly scream “party.” These high-fiber crackers have six grams of fiber each and may help slow down the absorption of fats, so you can eat the fatty foods you love. But make sure you drink eight ounces of water with it, because otherwise you’ll be clogged up and feel full and constipated.
Dr. Oz: Drink Two Tablespoons Vinegar at Start of the Meal
Dr. Oz said we should have two tablespoons of vinegar at the start of the meal. Vinegar helps us process sugar differently. You can put these on top of salads or if you’re brave (and your friends and family won’t think it’s weird) you can drink the apple cider vinegar like it’s a shot, the way Kim Coles and Dr. Oz did on the show.
Dr. Oz: Don’t Eat the Pie Crust
A woman named Bevin came by Dr. Oz after sharing a Vine video with Dr. Oz where she ate the inside of the pie, but not the crust. Dr. Oz said this was a great trick, because not eating the crust can save you 125 calories and 7 grams of fat on average.