Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Dr. Oz's Two-Week Rapid Weight Loss Plan

A few weeks ago on instagram, I mentioned that I was joining a 30 day accountability group with The Four Fit Sisters. They are a group of sisters that are each working moms (Maggie is a working mom-to-be!) who are also fitness coaches. I have been following them on instagram for a few months, so when Haley asked me to join her group, I kind of felt like the cool kids just asked me to eat lunch with them.

The fitness group is going great. Basically, it's a small, private facebook group with other women. Haley gives great tips everyday and the women in the group support each other. It's great for accountability and motivation. I've lost 4 pounds since joining 3 weeks ago. And admittedly, if it wasn't for Christmas travelling and being snowed in (aka eat err'thing in the pantry), I would have lost more.

coulda, woulda, shoulda = my life mantra

Back to my story. Anyway, so Sunday I am snowed in and on my third bowl of Lucky Charms. I check my facebook and see where Haley had posted some information about Dr. Oz's take on wheat and how it affects your body. I was like, eye roll, Lucky Charms love me

Monday, my third day of being stuck inside, I am laying on the couch, popping Chez-Its when Dr. Oz comes on TV. The episode is Dr. Oz's Two-Week Rapid Weight Loss Plan. The first segment in the show is about cutting out wheat, how our body becomes addicted to it, and what our brains look like with a high dependence of wheat. 

I felt like a chain smoker looking at a picture of my lungs.

I don't have a wheat allergy or any poop-related side effects when it comes to consuming wheat. But I did have other side effects he listed like craving for more processed foods, bloated-ness (not a real word), tiredness, etc. When I am at my heavy weight, I feel cranky, fatigued, bitchy, and hungry. I don't want to keep feeling this way. And dieting the way that I normally diet, has just created this yo-yo- effect for me.

I was hooked. I made Chris record the episode because recording a show on TV is out of my technology realm. And I wanted him to be put under the Dr. Oz spell so that he didn't flip his shit when I when spent our mortgage payment at the grocery store buying everything on this list.



So basically no wheat, processed foods, soda, booze, and sweets. Otherwise known as Big Holly's Life Essentials. I did like how he provided a grocery list and broke it out into sections that even a rodent would understand.

Last night I hit up the grocery store. I went to a higher-end store because I didn't know how difficult it would be to find unsweetened almond milk, rice protein powder, and ground flaxseed. 

I ended up buying the low sodium, organic, carton of vegetable broth, so that I wouldn't have to buy a shit load of veggies, boil them, then drink the chemical soaked juice and worry about dying of cancer in my sleep. Plus the container was only $2.99, which made it way cheaper too. 



Here is a picture of all of my goods. All together for the entire grocery list, I spent $71. This includes the container of vegetable broth, green tea, the recipe for the smoothie (see below), bag of frozen chicken breasts (from Aldi), greek yogurt, hummus, brown rice, and lots of veggies.


To save money, I bought a large container of the plain greek yogurt, instead of 2 weeks worth of little cups. I also bought the flaxseed out of one of those wall dispensers in the hippie aisle because I could buy just what I needed (less than two cups) without buying a whole bag off the shelf.

Tips: The unsweetened almond milk is in the fridge by the regular milk. This took me 40 minutes to figure out. Miller Lt is frying my brain. Also, the rice protein powder was in the vitamin aisle, kind of buy the Slim Fast shakes. This was more expensive than the chicken ($14 for the little bag), but I am hoping to keep up the smoothies longer than two weeks. This is what Big Holly is telling Poor Holly.

I am starting tomorrow... and rapid, detox of bloated fat ends on the 23rd. I will post my results on Friday, the 24th, along with what I learned, what worked, and what didn't work. If you're interested in his weight loss program too, you can check out the slide show HERE or the TV episode HERE

In the meantime, I hope y'all check out The Four Fit Sisters. They are really, really good looking and pretty smart. Haley posted just what I needed to read and I hope it makes 6 inches of difference in my waist.

In case you haven't heard of them, let me break it down. Four Sisters, real sisters, all from the St. Louis area, all played collegiate softball, two even played pro, and one was on the USA national team. Hot moms, fun, and health fanatics. That pretty much sums it up.

Since they all share a blog, but have their own social media, I thought I would break them out for you.


Marta
Facebook / Instagram: The oldest sister, but I can't tell. ;) But I can definitely tell that she has first child syndrome, like me, because you can just tell that she is a leader and oh-wise-one. I love Marta's instagram because she is so positive and fun. Her and her husband have three girls between 5 and 9 years old. She posts lots of motivational messages, fitness tips, and everything in between.


Adie
Facebook / Instagram: She is Haley's twin! They both played professional softball after college. She is a kindergarten teacher with two young boys. One of them has Celiac disease and she sometimes posts information related to that and how their family has embraced that lifestyle change. She has had a great fitness transformation and just seems very relateable... and so nice!

Haley
Facebook / Instagram: I am just calling it now... but I think Haley is the wild one. Haley is Adie's twin and also a previous professional softball player. She is a PE teacher, mom of two, and small business owner. I want her abs, her master bathroom, and just the whole house while I am at it. Haley is very toned, motivational, and just all around fun. I think any busy mom would relate to her a lot. 

Maggie 
Facebook / Instagram: She is only 25 and is a PE teacher like Haley. Maggie played softball for the University of Michigan before joining the USA national team. She is expecting her first baby in March (a boy!). She was also recently diagnosed with Celiac disease and posts information about autoimmune diseases. Maggie is a great example of a glowing, fit pregnancy!

Please contact them if you want more information about one of their 30 day challenges. 
They have great 30 day transformation pictures HERE!


Who wants to do the Dr. Oz Two Week Diet with me?

48 comments:

  1. I started the Whole 30 challenge Monday, and it is pretty similar to Dr. Oz's two week challenge. Whole 30 is a bit stricter, but still no booze, grains, dairy, sugar. I hate life right now. But I am curious to see "if" I can survive past "hate all the things" mode if I feel better, because in the end that is the goal. Good Luck, Holly!

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  2. Paleo is the same in that you cut out all that garbage, too--and omg. Wait until you see what it does for your body. It is unreallllllll. Especially if paired with working out? boomshakalaka. Hot momma status coming right up.

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  3. Hey I could try that! The sugar will be the hardest since I'm cutting booze out for half training anyways(not that I'm such a big drinker anyway).

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  4. Girl what is this mess?! no eating between 8am-8pm. Isn't empsom salt that shit you take a bath in?! Ha! of course I'm going to try it, I am such a "fast weight loss whore", I can't wait to hear your results. good luck lady

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  5. LOLing at Holly's life essentials. I always feel much better and more clear-headed when I'm off of wheat. I wish I could just eat whatever I want, but alas, my body just can't take it. I'm excited to see your results! :)

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  6. Thank you for the link to the Four Fit Sisters... can't.stop.reading.

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  7. Um ME!! I want to I want to!

    My mom was just telling me about this diet yesterday and I blew her off thinking, you don't need to lose weight fast and this is just another fad diet. But you completely sold me on this. I am doing my weekly grocery store run today so I am getting this list of foods wrote down.

    Thanks for that extra little boost I needed!

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  8. I can't wait to see your results.

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  9. Youre going to be invisible the next time I see you!

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  10. I am not usually one to follow a specific eating plan but if this works for you I may have to try. I just do not like having to eat something different than the boys in the house or having to stick to a specific diet. I am awful. lol
    I would not get the bath at night though because we only have a shower - bummer

    Good luck - sounds like you are ready to kick butt with this :)

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  11. Girl I was just going to say THAT PALEO!! You are going to rock this shit and feel so much better!

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  12. I'm excited to see your results! This sounds like it would be good to do after I become a beached whale in Mexico for the next week

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  13. I was going to say something supportive yest witty, but the wheat has fried my brain... After 3 days does Chris have plans to check into a mens shelter??

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  14. See - told ya killed it ... YET not YEST

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  15. and ... you'll find me in the corner stuffing my face with bagels and cream cheese. ..haha.
    ..I have wanted to try the no grains etc but I suppose I haven't wanted it enough to actually do it ;)

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  16. I caught the beginning of this show and recorded it, too! I'm waiting until the hubs and I can watch it together, but I'm interested in trying it too, so I'll be excited to read your results and thoughts!

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  17. I'm interested in the rice protein powder, i've never heard of it! oh and just so you know, they have flaxseed and almond milk at Kroger, if that's where you normally shop. Not sure how you StL girls do grocery shopping, but just in case you go to Kroger, wanted you to know you could get them there. :) Happy Detoxing!

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  18. I'm in but not until Monday. The flu and dinner with my girls before going all wheat free;)

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  19. "Hippie aisle"! I love it!
    The wheat belly and all that is why I'm predominantly lowcarb. My daughter is soy allergic so we don't even bother with gluten-free products and eat whole 90% of the time. Honestly the other 10% is made up splurges for the kids at ChicFilA (naked nuggets) and gluttonous WhataBurger.
    damn, I need to stop talking about badfood before breakfast!

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  20. Stupid question, is that food just for you? Or is that your grocery haul for the whole family? *points at self* pathetically tiny food budget

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  21. Okay! In! I just read upon Dr. Oz.com and then again on examiner.com... I saw it said "no extra exercise." So... extra as in more than what? Also--awesome twitter shout out from JM! I'm now afraid to call her crazy when I use the hashtag since she may be watching, hahaha

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  22. I'm wheat free for 10 days so I will join you for that. I'm interested to see your review on this. I've never seen the rice protein powder at the grocery store but even our country grocery store has unsweetened almond milk and flaxseed now. We are getting all fancy now! Although I did have to ask Lora the other day if our store had flaxseed, lol.

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  23. Where did you shop at???
    I am starting this on monday, going shopping on sunday for all my goodies :) I cant wait to see your results, i'll make sure to tell you when i post my results too so you can check it out! GOOD LUCK.
    I am so worried about cutting out my caffeine intake, i start my day off with drinking a dt pop & i am late night snacker, guess i'll be going to bed earlier haha

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  24. BEST POST EVER. I laughed the entire way through.

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  25. Damn you Holly.... why do you have to be so motivated! Every time you say you are going to do something I get all.... "must follow Holly.... must do what Holly do.... Holly rockstar" and jump on your band wagon. Please don't ever smoke crack or anything like that:)

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  26. Count me in!! But, not until Monday. I can't drive because of my foot surgery, so I will have to hitch a ride to the fancy grocery store!

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  27. God bless you...I'll be dedicating all my cheese and booze to you until the 23rd!

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  28. So motivated! And I'm dying to know your results! Dr. Oz is the bomb.com. Good luck gf!

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  29. Can't wait to see how this works for you. Love Dr. Oz - total hottie.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    http://acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  30. Can't wait to see how this works, though I'm pretty sure I'd die before I got through with the two weeks.

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  31. Laughing my butt off at this post! You've nailed the "Four Fit Sisters" when you described each one! I've been in Haley's last two challenge groups and now I am currently in Marta's challenge group. Not that I haven't had great success the last couple months, but my goal needs longer than just one 30 day challenge and I love the accountability and motivating factor of the groups. Good luck on your detox! Can't wait to hear the results!

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  32. Will the organic vegetable broth really take the place of Dr. Oz's version?

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  33. Thanks for this info! I am trying to work on my diet too. I actually have Celiacs so can't eat wheat anyway and already have to deal with all that crap! lol But I am trying to cut out all the sugars, just quit drinking pop 2 days ago (holy headache today!) but still need to work on my meal planning and better eating in general. Dumb question, but where do you find GROUND flax seed?! I found a really good recipe that includes them but I only find the seeds (I got them out of the dispenser too) but not the ground. I still used them in my particular recipe but had seeds stuck in my teeth! ha The hardest thing I think to get rid of is dairy...I love cheese too much. We have been buying those greek yogurts with the side of fruit connected to them. LOVE! I don't really like it plain.

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  34. Interesting diet plan, i will look for more on this. You can also check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF5NGd4c58o

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  35. Well Holly, you convinced my husband and me! We watched the Dr. Oz show during dinner and hubby headed to the store after dinner to stock up on a few things we didn't have. I'm a little worried about the no dairy part...I love my milk and cheese! Can't wait to hear how's it's going for you. I joined Haley's fitness group for this month, starts next Wednesday and goes until Valentines day. I'm excited...she has some great info!

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  36. This sounds pretty similar to the dietary restrictions on the Advocare 24 Day Challenge! I always feel better when I avoid dairy and gluten so I may end up giving this a try in the near future. Thanks for sharing, lady!

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  37. I love the accountability and motivating factor of the groups and this is very important for the group. To lose weight naturally and happily. Once people get the philosophy of eating from nature, and then set up their homes to support that, everyone loses weight.

    Regards,
    Goji Berry Juice

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  38. This sounds amazing! I may just have to try this detox because the shopping list isn't too expensive and the meals seem simple enough. Thanks for sharing

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  39. Holly, My goodness, this might be exactly what I need! I still haven't gotten back to exercising since having Katy, and I need to lose my dependence on the carbs! So, THANK YOU for posting this. I think Tim and I might give it a go!

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  40. You go girl!! If you're still keeping up with JM - if you have Amazon Prime, a few of her videos are available for free streaming so you can mix it up a bit! I know 30 day shred starts to wear on me after 10 or so days! :) Check out details here: http://hip2save.com/2014/01/09/amazon-instant-video-free-highly-rated-jillian-michaels-workouts-instant-streaming-prime-members/

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  41. i saw this episode and felt like complete shit about myself! i have yet to pick my stomach up from china & do JM. pft!

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  42. Day 1 started today for me. The breakfast smoothie I thought was disgusting!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need to find a different type of smoothie cause that's not going to work.

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  43. So I hate how I don't keep up with your blog well enough and then I catch up all at once. You've convinced me that I need to detox from wheat (and now I'm going to try and find that Dr Oz show online.) As I was reading the symptoms, you described me to a T.

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  44. I just started following your blog. I have to say this post seriously made me laugh out loud a few times! I love your style and actually I decided a few days ago come monday (i go to the grocery on sunday) I am going to start the whole 30 thing. I am anxious and excited. I can't wait to hear about your adventure more!! :)
    -Ashley
    http://myjourneymydestination.wordpress.com/

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  45. I started last Monday and today I have lost 5 pounds. I think the breakfast smoothie is gross. But, maybe because of I am using organic whey protein.

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  46. I L.O.L reading this. I stumbled onto your blog while searching for reviews on this particular Dr. OZ meal plan.
    I started it yesterday...I couldn't source any rice powder protein where I live, so I substituted Organic Hemp Protein Powder instead. Let me tell you, that Breakfast smoothie is an acquired taste!! -_- This morning I had to just swallow it down without tasting it too much. I hope it grows on me. lol I may have to reduce the Hemp powder or something though because I couldn't leave the house this afternoon...Let's just say my tummy thought it better I remain indoors today. :/

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  47. I guess that plan is too stiff and a little too expensive for me.. But the best thing there is the time being. For a span of two weeks, men, is that for real? I may want to take Prescription Diet Pills for me to loss weight that fast..

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