Dr. Roizen’s tips for healthy holiday eating

The one thing I would add to his message is that it can be very difficult in most supermarkets to find bread without added sugar or syrups.  Very difficult!  Therefore I usually prepare brown rice or sweet potatoes (plain) as my starch. I drink water (just doing this consistently before meals can help you lose weight!) and green tea.  No sodas (no diet sodas!), no juices.

Dr. Michael Roizen is a wellness expert at Cleveland Clinic.  He says to focus on tossing 3 main things.

“If you’ve got a fryer get it out of your house, whether it’s in the cupboard or not, 2nd thing is look at the labels, unfortunately you’ve got to do it and anything with trans fat get out of there and then the 3rd thing if it has an added sugar or an added syrup in the first 5 ingredients, get it out of your house,” he says.

Roizen also recommends tossing anything that has partially hydrogenated vegetable oil or vegetable oil blend listed in the ingredients – this may be trans fat in disguise. When swapping out food, Roizen says there are definitely a few must haves and have nots.

“You can buy 100% whole grain bread without added sugars or syrups, that’s the way to do it and replace that non 100% whole grain bread that had the corn syrup added. For soft drinks, get the sugar and the diet ones out and replace with water.”


Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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