Dr. Oz unveiled his $1 Diet plan on the Dr. Oz Show today, and firstly, he reminded us that it follows his 4 Diet Rules:
- Avoid simple sugars and syrups
- Choose only 100% whole grains
- Eat only lean proteins
- Your vegetables are unlimited
With that said, nothing on his $1 Diet costs more than a dollar per serving! Dietician Kristin Kirkpatric and Coupon Mom Stephanie Nelson went to the store and bought a lot of good food for under a dollar serving.
Tips for Cheap Meat
- Turkey breast is one of the best values at $1 per 4-oz serving, because that gives you almost half your protein needs for the day with almost no fat.
- Buy untrimmed poultry when it’s half price and trim it yourself.
- Buy meat on markdown right before sell-by date, then freeze or use same day
- Buy frozen ground turkey instead of fresh as it’s cheaper.
- Canned salmon has all the benefits of fresh salmon for a lot less money
Tips for Vegetables
- Rutabaga is the new potato. It’s cheaper and lower in carbohydrates and calories than potatoes.
- Kale is inexpensive but loaded with B Vitamins
- Butternut Squash is cheap and full of fiber.
- Buy in season
- Avoid pre-chopped vegetables and salad
- Go frozen, which is just as nutritious as fresh
Dairy Aisle Tips
- If you’re lactose intolerant, consider buying Farmer Cheese: It has a miniscule amount of lactose and cost less than the other lactose-free options
- Don’t by the shredded cheese, buy a block yourself and shred it
- The deli counter fresh, sliced cheese may be cheaper than packaged sliced cheese
- Eggs are a cheap source of protein
Bread and Pasta Aisle
- Jerusalem artichoke flour pasta: Contains inulin which helps with digestion, as well as being a good protein source and has potassium and iron.
- Whole Grain Hamburger Buns
5 Easy Inexpensive Meals
Turkey Black Bean Burgers with Zucchini Fries 97 cents per serving
Bobby’s Goulash $1.00 per serving
Low Fat Eggplant Bake $1.00 per serving
Chicken Kabobs on Brown Rice for 96 cents per serving (brown rice an additional 34 cents, yikes!)
Salmon Burger & Orzo 97 cents per serving (Orzo is an additional 8 cents)
These recipes are available on doctoroz.com
What Your Lips Say About Your Health
- Pale lips could mean anemia
- Blue lips could mean heart or lung disease
- Yellow lips could mean liver disease
Early Signs of Lip Cancer
- Dry, white patch
- Sore that won’t heal
- Lump or thickening
- Pain or numbness
Always use a lip balm that contains a sunscreen when you go outside, but when you’re indoors, just use a moisturizer. Coconut oil is a good choice.
Heartburn and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Heartburn is caused by too much caffeine, alcohol and too much food in general. Your stomach acid just doesn’t have anywhere else to go but up into your esophagus.
- Pain/Burning in Chest
- Sour Taste in Throat
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Sticking in chest/throat
The problem with heartburn that doesn’t get treated is that it causes esophageal cancer. If you’re having severe symptoms or if you’ve had heartburn that’s been present for more than two weeks, you should see a doctor.
Triggers for Heartburn or Reflux
- Being overweight
- Pain Relievers, especially NSAIDS
- Control Top pantyhose or wearing a tight belt
Heartburn or Heart Attack?
Heart Attack Symptoms are a crushing pressure pain in the chest which may move to the back, neck, arms and jaw. The discomfort does not go away by itself and the pressure continues until medical intervention.
Heartburn Symptoms are a burning sensation below the breastbone which may move up to the throat. The discomfort can last a few minutes or hours, and the pain often gets better spontaneously.