Dr Oz: 100 Calorie Snack Blast
Losing weight is an ongoing battle, but you don’t have to go it alone. Dr Kate Geagan is a nutritionist who joined Dr Oz to reveal some ways you can cut 100 calories out of each daily meal. It may not sound like a lot, but it can add up quickly. She suggested recipes for Cucumber Shooters, Cantaloupe Shooters and Frozen Yogurt Bites, along with turning cereal upside down and changing the plate you’re eating off of. Dr Oz also suggested Carb Busting Recipes on the show today.
Dr Oz: Upside Down Breakfast Cereal
To cut calories out of your morning cereal routine, you have to turn your thinking around. Instead of putting cereal in the bowl and adding fruit on top, go backwards. Add fruit to the bowl first, and then top it with cereal. That will give you more of the fresh fruit benefits and fewer calories from the sugary cereal.
Dr Oz: Cucumber Shooter Recipe
At lunchtime, try a shooter recipe to lower your calories and fuel your brain for the afternoon agenda. Soup is a high volume food that’s low in calories, and taking this shooter before lunch can reign in your active appetite, tricking your brain into feeling full faster.
- 1 Cucumber, chopped & peeled
- ½ Avocado
- Lime Zest & Juice
- ½ bulb Fennel, chopped
- Basil Leaves, to taste
- 1/3 cup Green Grapes
Blend ingredients until smooth. If desired, thin by adding water.
Dr Oz: Blue Plates & Big Forks Make You Eat Less
Did you know your choice of dinnerware could be costing you calories? It’s all about the psychology of the dinner plate, which may sound crazy, but research shows it’s true.
Choosing plates with contrasting colors will cause you to eat about ⅕ less food than eating off non-contrasting plates. Blue is a good color, because it’s high contrast with a variety of foods.
You can also swap out a larger fork, which studies find causes people to leave twice as much food on their plates. Another tip from Dr Geagan is to serve vegetables and salads family style for better portion control.
Dr Oz: Frozen Yogurt Bites Recipe
Are you addicted to snacks? The USDA believes that 30% the calories Americans consume each day come from snacks, which is the highest percentage ever recorded. Sadly, most of these snacks are junk food and empty calories. But you can work with your routine and habits to provide healthier snacks for yourself and avoid the negative consequences.
One healthy option is Frozen Yogurt Bites, and the recipe was featured on today’s Dr Oz Show. Frozen snacks take longer to eat, which means you will fill up faster, especially with the protein in yogurt.
- 6 ounces Greek Yogurt
- 1 sandwich bag
- 1 baking sheet
- Spoon yogurt into the bag.
- Snip the corner and squeeze the yogurt on your baking sheet.
- Freeze the yogurt about two hours.
- Then put the Yogurt Bites back in your yogurt container or other portable food storage container.
Dr Oz: Ginger Cantaloupe Shooter Recipe
- 1 Cantaloupe, cubed
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- Lemon Juice
- Ginger, as desired
- In a blender, combine ingredients until smooth.
- Taste to ensure desired flavors and adjust recipe to taste.
- Serve chilled with optional mint to finish.