Oz Blog Day Nine
As promised, here is the video of me drinking my/Oz’s “Kitchen Sink Smoothie.” It’s as good as it looks. But, it is convenient, since I throw pretty much anything in there, and that’s a big load off my mind. Trying to remember to take/eat/do everything I’m supposed to at the times I’m supposed to, is creating a decent amount of anxiety in my life. And Oz says stress and anxiety are bad for your heart and your health. So now I’m stressed about all the stress in my life. When is Dr. Oz going to get to the episode where he recommends eating donuts and watching football most of the day? I won’t have to change a thing, then! I’m not holding my breath for that.
Good news, since I’m feeling a little overwhelmed, a lot of the stuff on the show Tuesday didn’t necessarily apply to me… it‘s almost as though I‘m not in the target demographic of the Dr. Oz Show. See the shot of the audience above…
Hmmmmm… what DON’T I have in common with 95% of those people… I’ll figure it out (ed. note: He’ll figure it out when Oz gets to the menopause episode).
Anyway, Oz recommends tart cherry juice to help you get to sleep. As discussed in previous blogs, I’m a celebrated sleeper, and don’t need to “juice” to help my sleep game. Oz also recommended BB cream for your face. It includes a primer, foundation, moisturizer, sun block, and anti-aging elements. The anti-aging elements plump skin, which I don‘t need, because everything about me is plump enough as it is. I know what primer is, but I’ve never tried it on skin. What do you think the best brand is? Dutch Boy, maybe? You actually don’t need to know, because it’s all in one cream! However, when the guest offered some to the good doctor, he said, “Goodness no! Why don’t you just shoot me?” I will not be using BB cream either, to avoid losing my man card. However, I will continue to use a sunscreen/lotion every morning to protect my Irish/Danish skin from your harsh desert sun.
Oz also recommends chia seeds to curb cravings. As awesome as it would be to grow one of those chia pets in my stomach, I’ll pass. I’m already eating quite a bit to curb my cravings. Eating any more to eat less would just be overeating at this point. While I would delight in the irony, it would defeat the purpose.
I, however, will start using one of his tips from Tuesday. Oz says to eat 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil every day. He says we can replace our cooking oils with it, and that it will increase metabolism. As with most things he says, I’ll give it a try.
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
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
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)