Just like most North Americans, I had never heard of this big British self-made millionaire and self-help guru.
He might not be well known yet in North America, but he’s HUGE in the U.K. In fact, Paul McKenna sold over £3.5million (about $7 million US) of his books … according the Sunday Times (UK) he is Britain’s best selling non-fiction author. McKenna is also one of the highest paid TV personalities in his home land.
***Update December 4th at 6:23 pm – I GOT THE RECIPE!!! Yes, I got the recipe directly from Chef Curtis Stone via a great contact of mine. You’ll find the step by steps right below the video. Please remember that we’ve reconfigured the site so you can print any page and keep it as a reference. Happy Healthy Cooking!***
***Update as of December, 3rd 4:53 pm. I’m trying to get the actual step by step recipe for this Biggest Loser recipe. I’m on the waiting list, but the second I get it, I will publish it. I have a contact that’s working hard at getting those ingredients to me from Chef Curtis Stone. Make sure you subscribe to my newsletter so you don’t miss out!!!***
It’s getting to the final weeks on The Biggest Loser!
Last night was another exciting episode.
Danny got a great treat for having lost the most weight in week 11 and The Biggest Loser Chef Curtis Stone dropped by to show him and his family how to cook healthy homemade recipes.
Chef Curtis Stone showed Danny and his family how to take a traditional baked potato recipe (which contains 850 calories) down to a healthier option with his Turkey Chili inside a baked potato recipe (which ONLY contains 209 calories)!
I tried getting the recipe last night, but couldn’t find it. This I was lucky because a source of mine sent me the clip of Chef Curtis Stone helping Danny and his family make better/healthier food choices!
Dr. Oz tackled the popular question of “should I be buying organic foods?”
My position on organic foods is quite simple: if I had an Angelina Jolie food budget, I’d buy everything organic. It’s true that organic foods are not purchased exclusively by the very rich (or else it wouldn’t be a billion dollar industry). There are loads of regular people with regular incomes who have made the lifestyle choice of buying organic foods.
I have some items that I’ve been buying organic for a decade now: milk, yogurt and essential oils.
When it comes to eggs, I buy mine free range and I will gladly switch to organic free range eggs when I can get them on sale. When it comes to produce, if there is a sale on organic products, I’ll jump at the occasion and there are certain conventional products (like strawberries) I no longer eat if I cannot buy them organic because I’ve read too much about the amount of pesticides used in the cultivation.
If I could only buy organic meats, I would. Right now, it’s not part of my food budget, but I do buy grain feed meats because they are affordable and they can easily be purchased at the grocery store!
I was a bit surprised to hear Dr Oz admit that organic products can be fairly expensive. It’s important to recognize that, but I was equally happy hear Dr. Oz list some grocery items that should ALWAYS be organic and those that you keep buying conventional.
I actually wrote a post asking readers to share their approach to organic foods with this new recessionary economy. You can still read it here if you’ve missed it: Quizz: Are you still buying as much organic food as before the recession?
>>> Dr. Oz’s suggestions on which food items to buy organic:
I really love these fun games Dr. Oz creates in order to teach the audience about food.
In a recent episode on organic foods he asked two contestants which items should be purchased organic and which are not necessary.
Here is Dr. Oz’s list of MUST when it comes to choosing organic foods:
It’s official, I absolutely LOVE the new Dr. Oz show and I watch it all the time since it debuted on September 14th, 2009. I’ve learned so many tips from watching Dr. Oz.
For instance the other day, Dr. Oz had an expert who suggested using safflower oil on your skin to combat dryness because just like olive oil it contained linoleic acid which is naturally found in the skin. The great tip was finding out that with the safflower oil I could hydrate my skin and no smell like a giant salad.
I was quite skeptical about the Dr. Oz concept at first. I mean, here was a doctor giving medical advice for one full hour. Dr. Oz surprised me because he is animated, fun and soooooooo incredibly educational.
What an incredible episode!
This week can be summarized in one word: DRAMA!!!
Episode three really kept me on the edge of my seat! There were so many emotions in this episode it was insane.
I’ve put all my thoughts about The Biggest Loser Season 8: episode 3 in this video because there were so many details.
This week’s main challenge was to decide if anyone of the participants wanted a 2 lbs advantage while giving up the support of trainer Bob and Jillian!