Oz Blog Day Eight
It’s day eight for the Oz Blog. If you’re keeping track, we’ve skipped a couple days, since I don‘t blog on the weekends (I’m sure Oz recommended that somewhere along the line). I’ll continue to post a blog for every show, however.
We’ll start with an update on the HGH-boosting smoothie that Oz recommended recently. I’m calling it the “Kitchen Sink Smoothie.” That’s not because I’m throwing a lot of my Oz supplements and food in there, so it includes everything but the kitchen sink. That’s because it LOOKS like the stuff you pull out of a clogged kitchen sink.
Mmmmmmm… can you think of something colored grey/green that doesn’t taste like toe fungus? Seriously, it tastes like dried and ground-up peas, and plant husks… (pauses to lookup ingredients)… It tastes like those things, because that’s what’s in it.
Anyway, why am I eating something to boost my HGH, when the ‘G’ in HGH stands for growth? Shouldn’t I be losing weight? Oh well, the stuff should increase muscle growth, as long I keep working out. Also, Oz says we should focus on our measurements, instead of our weight anyway.
A big thanks to my beautiful, wonderful, and infinitely patient wife for shopping for about half of these supplements. She’s a trooper, and is also doing a lot of the exercises and activities with me. I can tell you, and you might already know, that trying to change your eating and exercising habits is close to impossible if your significant other is NOT on board. Katie is.
You might be saying, “Justin, can’t you score brownie points with your wife another time?”
Not like this. Public brownie points are the best brownie points, and the internet is worldwide!
“When are you going to get back to eating weird stuff?”
I’ll have a video of that tomorrow. Be patient.
Also, while my wife and I are doing the shopping, we‘re not paying for the ever-mounting Oz bills (refer to chart at the bottom of the page). That tab is being picked up by my very generous great aunt Kay T. VeeBee. However, when Oz recommended a handful of pine nuts every day, and I found out they cost $27.00 a pound, I put those nuts back on the shelf. Aunt VeeBee is generous, but she‘s not made of money. If YOU want to make that kind of investment, try it, and let me know how it works.
Oz also recommended two cups of white or oolong tea to bust fat. That was very affordable and easy to find.
However, what was NOT easy to find was the feature supplement on Monday, something called Garcinia Cambogia. I asked the poor woman working at the grocery store about it. Before I could get the words out of my mouth, she said, “The stuff on Dr. Oz. No. We don‘t have it.”
I feel her pain. When I worked at a bookstore, we’d always have a rush of people come in after Oprah put something on her book list. If we had the book, we’d would run out in minutes. If we didn‘t, we‘d take book orders from frustrated Oprah watchers all week. I’m getting the feeling it’s the same way with grocery store employees and Dr. Oz. I’ll check at a specialty store tomorrow.
Oz also recommended a certain three meals for three days to lose three pounds. But, one of those meals was a green smoothie, and I can only take one “Kitchen Sink Smoothie” a day. So, I’m skipping that.
WHAT I’M DOING EVERY DAY:
7:00AM - "Personal business" followed by a weigh-in
7:10AM - Chant
7:15AM - Do the Five Tibetans workout
7:25AM - Lift weights
8:00AM - Read Tweets
2:00PM - Eat dark chocolate
6:00PM - Take fiber supplement
8:00PM - Post on Facebook
11:20PM - Use neti pot and apply nasal strip (helps snoring) ($22.50 a month, with pot)
11:30PM - Bedtime
WHAT I’M CONSUMING EVERY DAY:
- Some onion (treats and prevents various diseases) ($2.50 for a 5lb bag)
- Papaya juice (increases energy) ($4 for 32oz)
- 1oz of dark chocolate (lowers cholesterol, improves blood pressure, reduces inflammation) ($15 a month)
- 2 cups of white tea
WHAT I’M TAKING EVERY DAY:
- 2000mg of glucomannan root (dietary fiber/weight loss) ($13 a month)
- 500mg of turmeric (fights liver damage/Alzheimer’s/some cancers) ($7.50 a month)
- 400mg of astragalus (slows down aging) ($7.50 a month)
- 1 Tbsp of pea protein powder (curbs cravings) ($18 a month)
- 1 Tbsp of brewer’s yeast (increases energy) ($15 a month)