In the Land of Oz - Day One
Alright, here we go! I gave you lay of the Land of Oz in my first blog entry. Now, it’s time to do this thing!
The good Doctor took awhile to get to any sort of tips on the show today. But when he did, it wasn’t so much about what to do, but WHEN to do it. First off, he says to weight yourself first thing in the morning, right after you uh, ya know… heed nature’s call (Dr. Oz is so much more willing to talk openly about these things).
I was already weighing myself early in the morning. However, I did decide to replace my years-old scale (too much bad blood between us). Also, it was a little unreliable. If I weighed myself three times, I’d get three different weights in a ten pound range. Sure, if I was feeling like a pick-me-up I’d just tell myself the low number was correct, but you can only lie to yourself so long. I mean, I can lie to myself forever, but YOU can probably only lie to yourself so long.
The Doctor says the best time to have a sugary treat (like low calorie cocoa in water) is at 2:00pm, right when you need a little blood sugar boost in your day. This is another tip I was already doing. I would often have a little treat around 2:00pm… the problem might have been that I was ALSO having a little treat at 5:00pm, 9:00pm, and midnight. The Doctor probably wouldn’t approve, so I'll cut that out.
Oz says the best time to take your fiber supplement is a about 15 minutes before you eat, to curb your appetite. I wasn’t doing this. In fact, I wasn’t taking any fiber supplement. Oz recommends something called konjac fiber (my spell-check is SCREAMING at me). I wasn’t able to find it at two different grocery stores. I’ll try again tomorrow.
Oz says to read your Tweets at 8:00am to help improve your mood early in the morning, and to post on Facebook at 8:00pm to increase your “likes.” I guess I’ll believe him, his Facebook page has 2.4 million “likes.” I’m only 2,399,600 behind!
One fun tip during a cooking segment had to do with cutting onions. Oz recommends putting on swimming goggles while chopping up onions to keep from tearing up. I wasn’t preparing onions for dinner tonight, but I was cutting up potatoes. Sure enough, while wearing goggles, I didn’t tear up once!
You might be saying, “But Justin did you ever tear up while cutting potatoes before?” No, but you can’t be too careful… actually that’s probably the definition of being too careful.
MY DAILY TO-DO SO FAR:
7AM - “Personal business” followed by a weigh-in
8AM - Read Tweets
2PM - OK to have a treat, preferably cocoa
6PM - Take fiber supplement
8PM - Post on Facebook