Dr. Oz: Health Restart Plan
Dr. Oz has been talking to Joan, a woman who has made some very unhealthy choices in her life and wants to reset her health. Dr. Oz introduced her to Dr. Michael Roizen, who said he has a crucial step to overcome bad health habits.
Dr. Oz: Rewire Your Brain for Diet Success
So what’s that step? Preparing. For the first seven days of a do-over plan, you have to rewire your brain. If you plan for success, you’ll have it. If you say you’ll walk with a friend, you’re more likely to do it. If you bring healthy snacks with you, then you’ll be more likely to eat those than fast food in the heat of hunger.
Dr. Oz: Find Five Food Buddies
The other part is that people on a diet need a buddy. He said people should write down five people that could be a buddy in their health journey. Dr. Roizen was going to be Joan’s health buddy.
Dr. Oz: Five Food Felons
Dr. Roizen said they need to reverse the damage Joan already did. He said he had to “arrest and ban five food felons.” These “food felons” were simple sugars, trans fats, saturated fat, refined carbs, and high fructose corn syrup. These things change the way the body functions. Dr. Roizen said he would make a deal with Joan. If her blood pressure wasn’t close to normal after a month with these measures, she would have to go on blood pressure pills.
Dr. Oz: Overcoming Your Bad Habit Triggers
Dr. Roizen said she needs to overcome her triggers. If chips are her trigger, then she should have crunchy vegetables with peanut butter. Instead of soda, she should drink black coffee.
Because wine is Joan’s trigger for eating bad foods, Dr. Roizen said she should have three glasses of water after her glass of wine and then shove whatever’s tempting her into a glass of water so it’s gross and she won’t want to eat it. Joan said they won’t let her come back to the restaurant if she does that. Dr. Roizen said if she pays for it, they’ll let her back in.
Dr. Oz: Healthy Way to Make a Plate
Dr. Roizen told Joan she should have protein, vegetables, 100 percent whole grains, and some healthy fat in every meal. Vegetables should be 50 percent of the plate. Healthy fats are Omega-3s, from fish and avocados, and Omega-9s, which are in olive oil.
Dr. Roizen said people will fail on their diets, but they don’t forgive themselves. Keep going and keep trying. Forgive yourself and give yourself a do-over.