Dr Oz, 500 Calorie Fast Food Meals, Fasting Health Benefits

Dr. Oz Shares How You Can Eat Fast Food For 500 Calories Or Less & Fasting Health Benefits

We all know that fast food isn’t the healthiest option but in today’s fast paced society, the allure of the quick and convenient meal on the go is hard to pass up.  Between work, raising kids, and running errands, there is little time left to gather all the ingredients and prepare a healthy meal for your family.  While, of course Dr. Oz would prefer that you find the time to prepare wholesome dinner using natural ingredients he realizes that it isn’t always possible.  This is why Dr. Oz dedicated a segment to share how you can eat fast food restaurants like Taco Bell and KFC for 500 calories or less.  Also on the Dr. Oz September 17, 2013 episode was a segment on fasting health benefits and how you can fast without starving!

How To Eat McDonalds for 500 Calories Or Less

Plain hamburger : 250 calories

Kid size fries : 100 calories

Oatmeal cookie : 150 calories

A meal like this would satisfy your fast food cravings without totally wrecking your diet or health.

How To Eat Kentucky Fried Chicken For 500 Calories Or Less

Moderation is the key when you are KFC.  However, Dr. Oz came up with a meal plan that allows you to enjoy a full course meal at KFC while not overdoing it..

Fried chicken breast (original recipe) : Only 13o calories if you eat it without the skin

Original drumstick recipe : You can eat the drumstick with the skin still on for only 12 calories

Mashed potatoes (without the gravy : 90 calories

2 ears of corn on the cob : 14o calories

Total calories : 480

How To Eat Taco Bell For Under 500 Calories

It’s hard to pass up taco bell when you are in a hurry and you are having a craving for Mexican food..  Dr. Oz offered these suggestions to satisfy your cravings while still consuming less than 500 calories.

Fresco chicken soft taco : 140 calories

Fresco crunch beef taco : 150 calories

Black beans and rice : 200 calories

Don’t add cheese to these options to stay under the 500 calorie limit!

Fasting Health Benefits

There is 1 “F” word that Dr. Oz loves that actually benefits your health.  That F word is “Fasting”.  Many people associate fasting with fasting yourself, but Dr. Oz said that it doesn’t have to be that way.  The secret is eating the right foods at the right time.

The health benefits of fasting :

  • Melts fat
  • Reduces your cholesterol
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Allows your body to relax

Fast While You Are Sleeping

Giving your body 12 hours between meals allows your body to receive benefits from fasting.  Here are the tips that Dr. Oz shared on the show :

  • Do not eat between 8 PM and 8 AM
  • Eat your breakfast at 8 in the morning
  • Have lunch at noon
  • Enjoy a snack at 2
  • Eat an early dinner between 4 and 5
  • Have a snack at 8 – The snack will help keep you satisfied until you go to bed.

While in your 12 hour fast and you have to have something, try having some water or herbal tea

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