Dr Oz: Weight Loss Food Swaps
Dr Oz talked about the health issues surrounding Artificial Sweeteners, and next he turned his attention to other health food swaps. These are simple changes with big results that can add up over time. Find out why Dr Oz suggested Coconut Milk Creamer, Roasted Garlic, Sundried Tomato Paste, and Miso Paste.
To help share advice about these healthier options, Dr Oz invited health expert Terri Trespicio to share some low calorie options that can help you shed extra pounds each year. She said that flavor boosters are foods that add something to the taste of your food, making it more satisfying.
Dr Oz: Coconut Milk Creamer
Are you using heavy cream in your coffee? That can really add up to a lot of extra calories. Try switching that for Coconut Milk Creamer. This is a soy-free, dairy-free product with healthy fat. It’s available in grocery stores, and it adds a robust flavor to your morning java.
Someone from the audience sampled the creamer in a cup of coffee and found out she loved it. The best part is that Coconut Milk only has 10 calories, compared to the 50 calories in regular creamer. This swap could help you lose 12 extra pounds this year.
Sundried Tomato Paste Swap
Ketchup is a popular condiment, but it’s high in sugar and sodium. Try switching to Sundried Tomato Paste instead. A little bit goes a long way, because the flavor is four times stronger than Ketchup. That means all you need is 1/4 tablespoon to really fire up your meal.
While Ketchup has about 30 calories per serving, Sundried Tomato Paste has just 12. Using this swap for a whole year can help you lose an extra three pounds.
Dr Oz: Roasted Garlic Swap
Who doesn’t love butter for adding a little something extra to almost anything? Dr Oz said there’s a better way to add flavor without calories: Roasted Garlic.
Regular Butter adds about 100 calories in one serving. But Roasted Garlic has just 9 calories. This could add up to five extra pounds lost in a year.
Dr Oz: Miso Paste
Salad dressing is where the majority of calories come from in many salads. Try using Miso Paste instead. Just mix it with Vinegar and garnish with fresh squeezed lemon for a great homemade dressing.
This leads to a rich flavor, and Miso is a probiotic, which has digestive benefits. A regular serving of salad dressing could have 180 calories, but Miso Paste and Vinegar are only 20 calories. Making this swap could result in your loss of 13 extra pounds in a year.