Dr. Oz: Meal Options on the Total Choice
Dr. Oz has been talking about the Total Choice meal plan on his show, where you can choose between several customizable meal plans that have all the calories already counted out for you. All you have to do is decide whether you want to have 1200 calories or 1600 calories a day.
Meal options for the Total Choice program breakfast include a savory cheesy breakfast sandwich, a chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie, a spinach egg wrap, and much more. Dr. Oz asked Carrie, an audience member, how she liked the Total Choice after being on the plan for a while and losing 10 pounds on it. She said it wasn’t hard, even though she said she’s from Texas where everything is big, including meals.
For lunches and dinner, you could have grilled cheese, grilled chicken pitas, turkey vegetable pizza, mac and cheese with broccoli, and even pasta.
Dr. Oz said this diet is different because he combined nutritionists and food addicts to make a diet everyone can live with. Delicious, good food with low calories.
Dr. Oz: Non-Starchy Vegetable Tips
Dr. Kristin Kirkpatrick, an expert Dr. Oz talked to about this diet, recommended making non-starchy vegetables more palatable with flavored balsamic vinegar. This includes chocolate flavored balsamic vinegar, blueberry flavored balsamic vinegar, and so on. It sounds gross to me, but Dr. Kirkpatrick said they’re really good and they don’t add calories.
Dr. Oz: Desserts on the Total Choice Diet
Dr. Oz talked to Katiana, who said she loved the diet. She said she was allowed to eat things on this diet she hadn’t had in years because of trying to eat healthy. She said her favorite thing was a peanut butter banana smoothie.
Expert Dr. Michael Roizen said that on the plan, you get any choice of snacks or desserts on the plan. You can have a turkey wrap, edamame, air popped popcorn, and cheese and crackers for snacks. For a dessert, you might have a popsicle, a handful of nuts and chocolate chips, or blueberries with yogurt on top.
Dr. Oz said this was a way to have the foods you desire without sabotaging your whole diet.
Dr. Oz also talked to Shandra, who is a full time working mom with two boys. She lost three pounds on the diet and said she loved it. She starts her day with a chocolate smoothie and ends it with fresh cut veggies dipped in chocolate balsamic vinegar.