Dr Oz: Trigger Foods & Cheating On Diets
Dr. Oz explained that everyone has those certain foods that trigger them and encourage them to cheat on their diets. But what you may not know, is that there are healthier trigger cheat foods that you can eat all you want without having a total setback.
Sharon Richter, a registered dietitian said “dieting is deprivation.” She explained that by dieting, we are restricting our taste buds and we end up craving those cheat foods and have a hard time controlling ourselves. So what should we be eating instead of those cheat foods?
Dr Oz: Coleslaw Diet + Oven “Fried” Zucchini Chips
One woman came on the show sharing that her ultimate cheat food was pizza. But we all know the cheesy, greasy round pizza pie isn’t exactly weight-loss friendly. So what should she be munching on instead? Sharon Richter and Dr. Oz suggested she enjoy some coleslaw.
The coleslaw should be made without mayonnaise, using red wine vinegar instead, but because it’s made up of vegetables, it can be eaten in large amounts without ruining your weight loss efforts. The crunchiness of the vegetables is satisfying enough to satisfy a craving.
As for the woman who labeled herself as a snacker, Dr. Oz and Sharon Richter suggested she munch on oven “fried” zucchini chips rather than potato chips. The vegetable is sliced, put on a cookie sheet, and sprayed with olive oil before broiling and the saltiness and crispiness is just as satisfying but way healthier than your average potato chip. What a great idea!
Dr Oz: Salsa for Condiment Lovers
One woman claimed that her go-to indulgence was blue cheese dressing, obviously not a healthy choice. So what should those condiment loving people go to instead? Dr. Oz and Sharon Richter suggested salsa. It contains vegetables, is low in calories and even contains lycopene and is good for the immune system.
The great thing about salsa is that you can pretty much put it on anything: vegetables, pita chips, wraps, or practically any protein.
Dr. Oz: Cocoa Powder + Chocolate Chia Pudding Recipe
Chocolate is a common trigger food that many people have a hard time living without. But did you know you don’t actually have to give it up when you want to try to lose weight? You can thank cocoa powder for that!
Dr. Oz and Sharon Richter explained that the secret weapon for dieters is cocoa powder. The trick to the cocoa powder is to make sure it’s all natural and non-alkaline. You get all the flavor of the chocolate with a fraction of the fat. You can add it to your yogurt, fruit, or whatever else and it’s only 10 calories a tablespoon.
One great dessert that allows you to satisfy your sweet tooth without jeopardizing your diet is chocolate chia pudding. To make it, just mix chia seeds with unsweetened almond milk and cocoa powder. Once you mix it, put it in the fridge and then enjoy once it’s cooled. A healthy chocolate dessert? Yes please!
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