Oz Blog Day 13

! finally picked up a couple of things Oz recommended for my skin. I m still fully committed to my normal skin treatment (soap), and my skin seems to be doing a fine job of covering up my insides. But, as far as the appearance of the skin on my face goes, I guess I need all the help I can get.

I ll start applying witch hazel (affordable at $6 for 16 ounces) at night. And, I ll start putting on topical vitamin C with sunscreen (less affordable at $19 for 4 ounces) every morning. I like the idea of the sunscreen every morning. I m mostly of Danish and Irish decent, and Denmark and Ireland aren t exactly known for their bright sunny climates. I think my epidermis gets confused by the bright shining orb in the sky, and just reacts by doing what it does best, making freckles or a sunburn.

I also had the opportunity to go shopping for a few of the other things on Dr Oz s Ultimate Shopping List (besides the witch hazel). I picked up some ginger root (couldn t find ginger chews), and kale. I ll have more on the ginger root in a future blog. By sprinkling kale with olive oil and seasoning, and baking for 12 minutes, you can make kale chips. They re healthy, and pretty tasty actually.

Here s the pan of kale chips right out of the oven.

And here s the pan of kale chips 10 minutes later, before the rest of dinner was even made.

We enjoyed them. Kale is supposed to be a great way to bust belly fat, which leads me to Monday s show, where Oz talked about overweight body types. The types he listed were pear (gains weight in the hips), apple (gains weight in the belly), and box (gains weight everywhere). My body type is actually Norse God! But, before you start picturing Chris Hemsworth with his shirt off. I'm talking more like an overweight Norse God.

So, I guess I m an apple, which means I should eat low glycemic foods, and try to not to stress so much.

Oz also talked about a number of foods that will help your metabolism, no matter your body type. At the top of that list were grapefruits (not the juice). As soon as I can get to the store again, I ll start throwing those in my Kitchen Sink Smoothie.

Also, I ll start doing a five minute metabolic workout Oz suggested. So, maybe soon I ll start to look a little less like Volstagg and more like Thor... for those of you who don t have a degree in Scandinavian Studies, Thor is the thinner one.

7:00AM - Personal business followed by a weigh-in
7:10AM - Chanting
7:15AM - Five Tibetans workout
7:20AM - Chris Powell s five minute workout
7:25AM - Five minute metabolism workout
7:30AM - Lift weights
7:35AM - Drink Kitchen Sink Smoothie
8:00AM - Read Tweets
8:30AM - Apply topical vitamin C with sunscreen ($19 for 4 ounces)
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)
11:15PM - Apply witch hazel ($6 for 16 ounces)
11:20PM - Apply nasal strip (helps snoring) ($10 a month)
11:25PM - Do bed yoga
11:30PM - Bedtime

- 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)

- 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)
- 1 Daily multivitamin (does a lot of stuff) ($2 a month)

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