Oprah’s Diet Debacle

Oprah’s Diet

Oprah Winfrey claims a bad thyroid caused her high blood pressure and heart problems, then she blamed the doctors for not checking her thyoid. I blame here diet, which was given to her by her now celebrity trainer, Bob Greene, a person I share little in common in terms of  diet advice.

Oprah’s Breakfast
After eating her breakfast, Oprah begins storing fat right away because her breakfast is missing protein. Protein is the most important in the morning because of its effect on the aminergic chemical system (dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine).

4 oz orange juice
1 cup berries
1 banana
1/2 peach yogurt
Handful almonds

WHAT WOULD JOHN DO? HERE ARE SOME HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES TO OPRAH’S BREAKFAST:
My non-invasive approach incorporates the same types of foods a person normally eats. The best I can mimic my clients regular diet, the easier people can adhere to Core Diets  for life. Oprah’s morning snack is poorly balanced the same way as her breakfast.  If you want to shift your body into the fat-burning mode, optimize blood sugar control, and satisfy hunger, then your protein,carbohydrates and fat need to be balanced at each meal. To give Oprah a boost in the  morning, and shift her body into the fat burning mode, I would revamp her breakfast and give her the following 300 calorie meal choices:

FRUIT SALAD
2/3 cup 1% cottage cheese
1½ cup berries
2 Tbsp slivered almonds

BANANA SHAKE
1 scoop protein powder
½ cup milk (1% or soy)
1 banana
2 tsp almond butter

PEACH YOGURT
1 cup low fat plain yogurt
2 Tbsp protein powder
1 fresh peach, diced
2 Tbsp slivered almonds

Oprah’s Morning Snack
I’m not impressed with Oprah’s morning snack. Again, we have too many fast carbs and not enough protein.

Wasa cracker with Peanut butter and Jam

HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES TO OPRAH’S MORNING SNACK:
To stabilize Oprah’s insulin, I would give her the following 100 calorie snack choices:

FRUIT & CHEESE
1 string cheese
1 Wasa Cracker

MINI CHEF’S SALAD
½ slice deli meat, diced
½ slice alpine lace Swiss
1 large bed of lettuce
1½ tsp light ItalianDressing

BLUEBERRY YOGURT
¼ cup 0% greek yogurt
½ cup blueberries
4 whole cashews

Oprah’s Lunch
Now we are missing a carbohydrate source. Thus, it seems Oprah’s trainer has her on the Atkins’ Diet for lunch. 

3 oz turkey
1 oz cheese
Onions sliced
Olive oil
Avocado slice
Tomato, lettuce

HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES TO OPRAH’S LUNCH:
If Oprah was a CoreDiets client, I would offer her the following 300 calorie lunch choices, all of which are balanced with a precise ratio of protein, carbohydrate and fat. This precise formula of protein, carbohydrates and fats will keep her blood sugar balanced (not too high and not too low) for the 5 hours or so following each main meal. 

TURKEY SALAD
3 oz deli turkey
1 oz low fat cheese
Avocado slice
Tomato wedges
Large bed of lettuce
1 tsp oil & vinegar dressing
1 apple, orange or 3 Tbsp cran-raisins

GREEK CHICKEN SALAD
2 oz cooked chicken
1 oz reduced fat feta cheese
Tomato wedges
Cucumber slices
Large bed of lettuce
1½ Tbsp light Italian dressing
1 apple or orange

TUNA WRAP
½ can tuna fish
1 Tbsp light mayonnaise
Diced onions
1 whole wheat wrap (9”)
Lettuce
Tomato slices
1 piece of fruit

Oprah’s mid-day Snack
I disagree with Oprah’s daytime snack for the lack of protein and fat. To balance this meal, I would have Oprah spike her yogurt with a tablespoon of vanilla protein powder and add some almonds.

6 watermelon balls
Leftover yogurt from breakfast

Oprah’s Dinner
Finally, me and Oprah’s nutritionist agree on dinner, except I would change it to 3 ounces of chicken and reduce her portion of rice to ¾ cup cooked. evening snack.

2 chicken breast (6 oz)
1 cup wild rice
Olive oil

Oprah’s Evening Snack
Oprah has no evening snack. As per her celebrity diet coach, Oprah is forbidden from eating past 7 o’clock at night and must suffer and starve at night. Alternatively, eating a healthy and delicious fat-burning snack at night is a ritual CoreDiets clients take part in every night. As Oprah is starving in her bed, hundreds of CoreDiets clients are savoring over their  bedtime snack. The human body burns about 55 calories per hour when at rest, and during sleep the brain is working at 80% maximum. You have to add some fuel to the fire at night to keep your metabolism running while you sleep. This way you can burn more fat and less muscle.When compared to Oprah’s diet, you will find CoreDiets is considerably much more enjoyable, plentiful and nutritious. The millions of Americans who follow Oprah’s lead also experience a slowed metabolism, hunger as well as the famous yo-yo diet effect: they initially lose weight, then gain it back.

MULTIPLE DIET PERSONALITY
If you take a snapshot of Oprah’s metabolism during the 24 hour period, she follows the government’s Food Guide Pyramid/Plate diet for breakfast, which is a high carb/low protein diet. For lunch, Oprah consumes an Atkin’s Diet meal because there are not enough carbohydrates, and for dinner, Oprah appropriately has a core-balanced meal. In short, Oprah’s metabolism is on a roller coaster during the day and night.