Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

 

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Shed Pounds Through Smart Grocery Shopping

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Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 08:31 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Carrie Fisher, Marie Osmond, and Valerie Bertinelli are poster girls for making and sticking to healthier food choices. (Together, they've lost more than 140 pounds.) But they have plenty of help, not to mention financial incentive, to do it. And your incentive? Good food choices and physical activity help you dodge heart disease, cancers, and wrinkles.

If you want to lose 10 pounds, start reading food labels. Women who always check out the ingredients have a body mass index that's 1.5 points lower (about 10 pounds) than non-readers. Label reading is one of those good habits that helps reinforce healthy-living decisions. For even more success in making your best intentions (lowering BMI, blood pressure, blood glucose, and bad LDL cholesterol) come true, here are more easy-to-adopt food shopping habits; yes, they involve required reading.

1. Walk into the grocery store with a shopping list that contains lots of fresh fruits and veggies, lean proteins, and 100 percent whole grains — and stick to it.

2. If you buy frozen veggies (and they're still nutrient-packed!), skip the ones with added fats, sugars, and sauces.

3. Try one new recipe a week using ingredients you don't usually eat — artichokes? kale? salmon?

4. Don't buy prepared food made with palm oil, palm kernel oil, or coconut oil. They're saturated fats that age you and can cause inflammation that packs on pounds.


© 2012 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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