Dr Oz: Vitality Plan Phase Two
Dr. Oz had sheriff Don on the show who was following his vitality plan and seeing some incredible results, but a month later, it was time for the next steps. Dr. Michael Roizen from the Cleveland Clinic has been with Don every step of the way and explained that Don has done a little more than most people, but everyone can do it. He said that Don did a physical do-over and he has the passion and the fire. He said Don now feels like a thoroughbred though, and wants to go faster.
Dr. Oz explained that the first two steps of the vitality plan were to do 10,000 steps a day and cut out red meat. Now they were going to do a “complete carbohydrate overhaul.” Dr. Roizen explained that there are good and bad carbs. He said the carbohydrates that have white in them are bad. He also explained that sometimes it’s easy to tell what carbohydrates are bad for you, while others it’s hard to tell.
Dr Oz: Healthy Carbohydrates For Blood Sugar
Dr. Roizen explained that things like instant oatmeal and cereal raise your blood sugar too fast, which isn’t healthy. He also said that salad dressings contain a lot of fat or high fructose corn syrup, which also aren’t good for you. As for the good carbohydrates, Dr. Roizen said it takes a little while to learn how to cook them so they taste just as good. He suggested quinoa and whole wheat bread, as well as beans which are also a good source of protein. He suggested using greens as a wrapping instead of bread for a bean burger a sandwich.
Dr. Roizen said there are also fruits that are really good to eat such as raspberries and blueberries, which don’t raise your blood sugar that much. He said you can even have a little chocolate or six walnut halves, 30 minutes before you have the carbohydrates, to keep your blood sugar down. He explained that the reason they’re good carbohydrates is because they don’t raise your blood sugar as much.
Dr. Roizen said when your blood sugar goes too high, your arteries get damaged. He said by following the right diet, Don’s arteries will keep working better and he’ll be able to do more and more until he’s able to pass the test for the sheriff.
Dr Oz: Resistance Training & Living Room Workout
The other part of the vitality plan is resistance training. Dr. Roizen explained that you want to replace fat with muscle. He said a pound of fat uses three calories a day whereas a pound of muscle uses 35 calories a day. Dr. Roizen then explained that resistance training is simply moving a weight against gravity. He said you can use your body as your weight.
Dr. Oz shared his living room workout, which he suggested doing for 20 minutes three times a week. The workout consisted of 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups, 10 lunges, 10-second plank, and 10 squats, and then repeat until the 20 minutes are up. Dr. Roizen said when you first do your push-ups you can do them against a wall, and then a table, and then from the floor as they get easier and easier.
Dr. Oz then shared that his community YMCA offered him and his family a year-long membership, and Don said he will definitely use it!