Oz Blog, Day Ten
We start with an update on Oz’s snoring remedies. First off, the neti pot and nasal strips seem to be working (even though my wife said she long ago tricked herself into ignoring my snoring by telling herself that it‘s soothing). Also, when buying nasal strips, why do they come in different styles and colors? How many of us are concerned about color coordinating our nasal strips with our pajamas while fast asleep? Is it a big worry for many people that at 2 a.m., paparazzi might burst into the bedroom and start snapping pictures? Then, you’d find yourself on the cover of a tabloid with the headline, “Fashion Don’t: Nasal No-No!” That being said, I look good in my nasal strip... almost Derek Zoolander-ish.
In my quest for Garcinia Cambogia, I went to a specialty/health food store. The clerk said they ran out right after Dr. Oz featured it on his show. She said if Oz features a weight loss or skin product, it normally lasts a day before it sells out. They get more in on Monday.
Good news to report on the “Kitchen Sink Smoothie” front. My delightful wife added more fruit to the recipe, and it tastes much better now. That’s my breakfast every morning.
I’m having trouble keeping to my schedule of the many things I’m desperately trying to do at certain times. Sometimes I’m just not in a place where I can read my Tweets at 8:00 a.m., or go to bed right at 11:30 p.m. I’m trying. For you Star Wars fans, you that know Yoda said, “Do, or do not. There is no try.” But, Yoda’s not here, and he didn’t have kids to throw off his schedule.
That’s why I was so disheartened when I heard the tips on Wednesday’s show. The guest, Chris Powell, recommends “carbohydrate cycling” to lose fat. It’s where you eat a good amount of carbs one day (to raise your metabolism), and almost no carbs the next (to burn the fat off). One of my co-workers, Xanti (pronounced: "The-guy-with-the-Basque-name") says bodybuilders often eat this way. Also, Powell recommends you eat 30 minutes after you wake up, and every three hours after that. Finally, he recommended a workout routine, but that was only five minutes, so I‘ll lump that in with my Five Tibetans. I’ll TRY to eat all those small meals, and TRY to cycle my carbs, but that’s all I can promise. Because sometimes, your young sons have just made a funhouse-type slide from their bunk bed mattresses (while you thought they were napping) and you don’t have time to make up a protein and vegetable shake… but sometimes you do.
WHAT I’M TRYING TO DO EVERY DAY:
7:00AM - "Personal business" followed by a weigh-in
7:10AM - Chant
7:15AM - Do the Five Tibetans workout
7:20AM - Chris Powell’s five minute workout
7:25AM - Lift weights
7:30AM - Drink “Kitchen Sink Smoothie”
8:00AM - Read Tweets
2:00PM - Eat dark chocolate
6:00PM - Take fiber supplement
8:00PM - Post on Facebook
10:20PM - Use neti pot (helps snoring) ($12.50 a month, including pot)
11:20PM - Apply nasal strip (helps snoring) ($10 a month)
11:25PM - Do bed yoga
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 (busts fat) ($7.50 a month)
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil (improves metabolism) ($12 a month)
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)