Changing Your Eating Habits Video

Like many people, 32-year-old Christine let her health and her figure go. E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork, author of The Doctor Is In, steps in to help her change her bad habits for good.
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Changing Your Eating Habits Dr. Travis Stork: Here’s the issue, I’ve looked at some of your meals and I’m going to show you what you had for dinner most recently, we have a picture of this. And you just told me you don’t like fried foods; you don’t like the taste of oils. Well that meal which was about twice, probably the actual serving size, was probably almost 2,000 calories. It was over 1500 milligrams of sodium and that was just for dinner. So lunch, you get sub sandwich everyday and a chocolate chip cookie, right? Christine: Not always cookies Dr. Travis Stork: Not always cookies. Christine: Yeah. Dr. Travis Stork: When you eat that sandwich at lunch, you like it on—cheese bread? Christine: Yes, I do. Dr. Travis Stork: You like mayonnaise? Christine: Yes. Dr. Travis Stork: You like lots of cheese? Christine: No. Dr. Travis Stork: Okay, that’s good. The sandwich that you eat at lunch has over 3,000 milligrams of sodium. You’re not supposed to have over 2,300 milligrams a day, and over 1,000 calories. So, step up here with me because these are some of my favorite little cheap foods that taste great and can get you from one meal to the next. So, for the morning, for breakfast, I make a shake out of frozen berries, whey protein and Greek yogurt. It takes me about a minute. Christine: That sounds good. Dr. Travis Stork: And you get antioxidants. For lunch, I do this almost everyday. I actually make a frozen veggie burger on whole wheat with lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, and here’s the thing, it does come in a box. This is an Amy’s burger but the ingredients, organic bulgur wheat, organic mushrooms, organic onions, organic oats, organic walnuts, organic celery, organic carrots; did everyone get the idea there? You can make good choices and it tastes fabulous or for a snack at work, carrots and hummus. I love carrots and hummus. These foods are based on what you see down here but they don’t require a ton of time to make. These are Larabar, okay? Why I like this, guess how many ingredients are in this. Three ingredients; dates, almonds and unsweetened cherries. So, that is the key. When you go to the store, I want you to focus on getting unprocessed foods, build your diet out of all these good things and then you’re never going to have to go on a diet for another day of your life. If you focus on the 1800 calories a day -- we’re going to talk more about that later, you will reach the right way. You will not yoyo anymore and you’ll enjoy every single meal you eat.

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