An Introduction to the Monday Dieter Plan

Diet and nutrition

By: Nicole Romanella

What is the Monday Dieter?

If you’ve ever said “I will start my diet on Monday” to yourself or a friend, my blog, Monday Dieter is for you. A Monday dieter is someone who can relate to this scenario: every Monday you start a diet and by mid-week you’re completely off the wagon and vow to start again next Monday. That usually means every weekend you eat everything in sight since you’re planning to start fresh come Monday.

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The Girl in the Tree House by Jennifer Asbenson

On today’s show, Jennifer Asbenson spoke to Dr. Oz about her harrowing experience at the hands of Andrew Urdiales. At the age of 19, Asbenson took a ride from a stranger one night and nearly lost her life. On September 27, 1992 Urdiales, a former U.S. Marine, had given Asbenson a lift when she was stuck at the bus stop having realized she missed the last bus. In the hours that followed, she was physically abused, tied up, and tossed into the truck of his car. Miraculously, she was able to escape the vehicle and survive. Urdiales, who killed eight other women between 1986 and 1996, described Asbenson as “the one who got away” when he was finally caught years after the incident. Here is an excerpt of her upcoming memoir, which talks about her life before and after this traumatic event and how this has shaped the course of her life. In this chapter, she discusses life as a second grader in the middle of nowhere:

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What if Alzheimer’s Disease Could Be Prevented? Join Challenge 66 Today to Help

Did you know that every 66 seconds a brain develops Alzheimer’s disease? Maria Shriver has made it her mission to find out why this happens, ever since her father, Sargent Shriver, was diagnosed with this disease 13 years ago. As the founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, Shriver has dedicated herself to research in the hopes that a cure will one day be found.

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3 Pinterest Tastemakers Share Their Thanksgiving Hacks

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Coming up with 99 Thanksgiving hacks is no simple feat! I collaborated with, in addition to chefs, food editors, and my own wonderful family, some of today’s top Pinterest tastemakers from across the country who helped me come up with several of the Thanksgiving shortcuts that are featured on today’s brand-new show and exclusively on DoctorOz.com.

Meet the three power pinners:

  • Beth Le Manach is based in Los Angeles, CA. She shared her meal-prep hack to make cooking a breeze. Find her on Pinterest at EntWithBeth.
  • Beau Coffron is from Oklahoma City, OK. He shared his hack for keeping food hot and cold—a must for when you’re traveling to a Thanksgiving gathering with that beloved casserole or freshly made salad. Find him on Pinterest at LunchboxDad.
  • Jeannette Kaplun calls Miami, FL, home and shared her valuable money-saving hacks so you don’t have to worry about going over your budget this holiday season. Find her on Pinterest at JeannetteKaplun.

You can find the entire list of 99 Thanksgiving hacks on DoctorOz.com. Happy feasting!

How to Make a Healthier Mac & Cheese

Craving carbs but don’t want to completely wreck your diet before the weekend even starts? Don’t deprive yourself, just cook a little smarter! Try this mac ‘n cheese recipe for one from Missy Chase Lapine, author of Sneaky Blends: Supercharge Your Health With 100 Recipes Using the Power of PureesWatch below for this simple, step-by-step guide and get more recipes to make your favorite cheat foods healthy here.

The First Step to Never (Being) Broken

Written by Jewel

 

My Dearest Lovelies,

For the first month of our Never Broken launch, I want to focus on one single exercise—the art of paying attention.

Before moving on to the other exercises, I invite you all to practice gaining this one skill first. Why? Because it is the wellspring all change and joy come from.

So many of us suffer from worry, anxiety, distraction, and habitual self-defeating patterns. We mount up great defenses, strategies, and plans to try and remedy this. But they often become too daunting and we don’t start. Or we start and then we fail. Or worst of all, we become hopeless, and resign ourselves to whatever distractions we can find to make the anxiety of being conscious bearable.

The remedy is shockingly simple. It is being still with yourself. Read more  »

Watch The Voice Awards Live

The 2016 Voice Awards recognize leaders in the film and theater industry who portray people with behaviorial health conditions in a powerful and meaningful way, including showing the support system around them. Watch the show live below, including the presentation of the SAMHSA Special Recognition Award to Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell.

Take a Tour of Dr. Oz’s Office

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After an early shoot at The Today Show this morning, Dr. Oz stopped by his office next to the Radio City Music Hall for breakfast. Can you guess what he loves to eat? In the latest Facebook Live video, find out what he keeps in his office mini fridge and his favorite custom office mementos. Plus, stay tuned for an office tour led by Dr. Oz himself, say “Good Morning!” to The Dr. Oz Show staff, and take a sneak peek inside the whisper room where Dr. Oz records sound clips for the show.