First, it’s none of my business what anyone else (save the significant other) eats. If someone wants to be a vegan, I am fine with that (although I think it’s odd to turn down crispy duck). If someone wants to never eat bread or sugar (so terribly odd to me) who am I to judge? I mean, let’s face it: I am still trying hard to lose just a mere 10lbs. Commenting on anyone’s weight, in particular co-workers, is very inappropriate either way. So commenting on food choice is equally uncouth – especially co-workers who continue to talk to me about sodium when I bring in a canned soup product for lunch. Like I can’t read the label. Sometimes a girl wants canned soup. I don’t know what to tell you.
So as way to make it up to B. (a.k.a. make myself feel better) I decided to research her “diet” and going to actually try to follow it and see if it works for me. So I went to the queen of all diets, Oprah, to see what she had to say.
First, Oprah and I sometimes don’t see eye to eye and I question if Oprah actually follows all the “advice” she dished out. I mean, yes, I love Oprah and I would love to be just like her (for $1 billion I would be like almost anyone). You can’t tell me Oprah doesn’t eat bread or sugar. No way.
Dr. OZ is another story…I try not to take advice from medical professional on TV (General Hospital is not real after all) but Dr. Oz is bizarrely addictive and makes you want to give up lamb, processed cereal and all croissants and go be vegan in VT.
Now according to Dr. Oz, B. is right on track with her new healthy eating kick.
Oprah et al. also suggest that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day (which you TOTALLY didn’t know, right?). I made a list of some superior breakfast suggestions in a previous post that you might want to check out.
2 servings, 136 calories per serving
1 scoop (1/3 cup) Soy protein (like Nature’s Plus Spiru-Tein)
1/2 tablespoon flaxseed oil
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 large ripe banana (or other fruits of your choice)
1/2 tablespoon apple juice concentrate or honey
1 teaspoon Psyillium seed husks
Peel banana; break into chunks. Put all ingredients in a blender. Add 12 ounces of water and ice, as well as powdered vitamins. Cover, blend until fairly smooth.