Last week when I was cleaning strawberries all afternoon, I flipped on Oprah & Dr. Oz. I probably shouldn’t have done that, some of what I heard made me nuts. But I also heard a few things that made me cheer!
There was a LOT of good advice for achieving better health on this Oprah show, and it gives me hope that maybe, just maybe we might be getting there…
Look over Oprah & Dr. Oz’s Health Checklist from last week’s show and see what jumps out at you.
What made your eyes pop out of your head and brought on the urge to yell at your computer? What made you cheer and amazed that we’re finally hearing some of this stuff in the media?
FINALLY, the words I’ve longed to hear…
I absolutely LOVE that on their list of foods to avoid are anything with high fructose corn syrup and trans fat, and even more exciting, Dr. Oz suggested that we eat more foods without a label. To have these suggestions on a show like Oprah is huge!
There were other pieces of good information here, too, but the rest was mostly the politically correct advice that you’ve heard before.
Here’s the advice from Dr. Oz that got me a bit worked up:
- Avoid saturated fats: “Any fat from an animal with four legs”. Seriously?! Still that old advice? Humans have eaten these fats for thousands of years, and now, just in the last few decades (as our health has declined), now it’s bad for us?! (Read the truth about healthy fats.)
- Eat 1 T. of olive oil a day. That’s it?! That’s your fat intake for the day?! And we’re supposed to stay healthy? I love olive oil, for sure, but we need it with healthy animal fats!
- One woman was featured who lost a lot of weight. She eats chicken for supper. Every day. Wonder how long that will last? How boring! Why not include meat from healthy farm animals, those that aren’t fed junk, and are out on pasture? Or some sustainably caught seafood, which we all know is good for us? Personally I’ve got to change things up or I’ll go crazy. Besides, God gave us a variety of foods to enjoy, and to gain different nutrients from each one!
- No mention (that I saw anyway), of watching out for too many of those carbs that we all love so much. (’m gearing up for another low-carb marathon myself…hopefully I can stick with it long-term this time – at least low-carb, even if it’s not no-carb!)
Now let us know what made you squirm or made you jump for joy?!