Dr. Oz: Fast Food Addiction
Dr. Oz has been helping Brittany, who has a serious fast food addiction. Dr. Oz turned her over to Lisa Lillien, the best-selling author of the Hungry Girl book series. She had a Fast Food Fake Out plan for Brittany to try.
Lisa Lillien said her plan is about making smart swaps, because she wanted to focus on ways to eat the foods you crave. It allows things like pizza and burgers.
Dr. Oz: Fast Food Phonies
Lisa Lillien said that Brittany should avoid the “fast food phonies”, these are the foods that sound healthy that aren’t. They often use words like fresh or premium, buzzwords that make them sound good for you but are really bad for you.
Dr. Oz: Veggie Burger Vs. Grilled Chicken Sandwich
For example, Lisa Lillien showed the veggie burger from Brittany’s favorite fast food restaurant. It had 640 calories and 35 grams of fat, which means it has the same calories as a double cheeseburger with a small fry. Instead of this, Lisa recommended a grilled chicken sandwich without the mayo and half the bun.
Dr. Oz: Smoothie Vs. Dessert
They also showed that a smoothie at a fast food restaurant is 540 calories. It’s the same calories as a dessert. Dr. Oz said she should just have the dessert.
Dr. Oz: Build A Fast Food Cheat Sheet
Dr. Oz and Lisa Lillien teamed up to create a fast food cheat sheet. This cheat sheet is something they recommended you make for yourself so that you know what and how to order when you’re in a hurry and going through the fast food drive-through.
Dr. Oz: Customize At A Burger Place
For example, at a burger place, don’t be afraid to customize. You can get a burger on a lettuce bun and skip the cheese and special sauce. That will save you hundreds of calories. Eat it with ketchup and mustard instead. If you eat a salad, skip the fatty dressing and cheese.
Dr. Oz: Double Stuffed Tacos
At a Mexican place, order two shrimp or chicken tacos. Take the filling from both into one taco. Go easy on the cheese and stay away from sour cream and guacamole. Stick with the salsa and pico de gallo. You could also eat a burrito bowl or taco salad and skip the shell.
Dr. Oz: Cut Down On Pizza
At a pizza place, blot the grease off your slice of pizza with a napkin. Each teaspoon of grease is 40 calories and 4.5 grams of fat. Pair a single slice with a side salad. Go thin crust and go easy on the cheese. And make sure to choose veggie toppings instead of fatty meats.
Dr. Oz: Coffee Shop Tips
Skip the whipped cream and look for hidden sugar in coffees and drinks. Ask for skinny options, choose unsweetened drinks, go for fat free milk, and choose egg-white breakfast sandwiches.
Dr. Oz: Don’t Eat On The Go
Dr. Oz also recommended Brittany stop eating on the go. If you have to, put the food in the trunk or the backseat so you don’t eat it right away. When you get to where you’re going, sit there and eat the food.
Dr. Oz: Match The Cravings
Lisa asked Brittany to make at least one meal at home a day. Lisa recreated Brittany’s favorite food of fried fish. She made baked fish with high-fiber cereal as the crust and baked carrots instead of french fries. Lisa said this meal was under 5 dollars.
Then Dr. Oz revealed that Lisa was going to be Brittany’s coach and he was going to follow her every step of the way.