Dr Oz: Swaps For Your Go-To Junk Foods
Do you have a favorite junk food you love to snack on? Dr Oz shared some swaps you can choose to satisfy your cravings without the bad calories. Try Baked Tortilla Chips, grab a Muffin Top, and make a Frozen Banana Strawberry Swap!
Dr Oz claimed that he loves a good joke, especially when there is a health message behind it. The TV show staff rigged up hidden cameras in his dressing room to trick unsuspecting fans into thinking that he does not follow his own healthy eating advice. Different fans saw him eating burgers, pizza, chips, fries, and even donuts, washed down with soda.
Dr Oz: Hidden Camera Junk Food
“Quinoa tastes like mud in my mouth,” Dr Oz joked, pretending to hate every health food fans suggested, even fruits and veggies. The fans were flabbergasted by his reactions and shocking statements.
Dr Oz used this comical hidden camera prank as a setup to explain how you can swap out your favorite junk food indulgences for healthier options. Though we may love ice cream and donuts, sometimes we may feel guilty after indulging.
Dr Oz: Baked Tortilla Chip Swap
Who doesn’t love the crunchy satisfaction of chips? One viewer said that she gets her daily salty, crunchy cravings for chips around 11 a.m. Dr Oz suggested choosing Baked Chips, which are baked instead of fried, and they have about 80% less fat.
Regular Chips have 160 calories and 10 grams of fat. Baked Tortilla Chips have 120 calories with two grams of fat. That could add up to a savings of 15,000 calories and almost five pounds per year.
Dr Oz: Muffin Tops Review – Swap for Donuts
Teresa said that she loves donuts with her morning coffee, but this can be a trigger food that can be addictive. Dr Oz unveiled a donut swap: Muffin Tops. These are baked, not fried, and they can contain some fiber.
A donut could contain 360 calories, 22 grams of fat, and 19 grams of sugar. But choosing a Muffin Top instead could add up to 100 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, and 7 grams of sugar. That comes out to a savings of 95,000 calories and 27 pounds annually, in theory.
Dr Oz: Frozen Banana Strawberry Ice Cream Swap
Lisa, who loves ice cream, tried to leave the room during Dr Oz’s prank. Instead of Ice Cream, Dr Oz recommended making cream-free Strawberry Banana Ice Cream, with 1/3 of the calories and no fat. Mix up frozen bananas and strawberries in a bowl, mashing them with a potato masher. There is no added sugar beyond the natural sugars of the fruit.
A regular pint of ice cream could have 480 calories, 30 grams of fat, and 40 grams of sugar. This swap contains 161 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, and 20 grams of sugar. That adds up to a savings of 116,000 calories in a year and 33 pounds lost.
Which of these swaps do you want to try first?