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Bruni on Dr. Oz - efficient joyless eating

AreBe Apr 14, 2011 11:12 AM

Fuel Body at Frequent Intervals: Oz, Bruni explains, carries around baggies, plastic containers, and thermoses full of healthy food and drink like "Greek yogurt mixed with brightly colored berries; spinach; slaw; raw almonds; raw walnuts, soaked in water to amplify their nutritional benefit; a dark green concoction of juices from vegetables including cucumber and parsley." In a passage that will probably make foodies shudder, Bruni observes that "roughly every 45 to 60 minutes, as if on cue, [Oz] would ingest something from his movable buffet, but only a bit, his portions assiduously regulated, like an intravenous drip of nutrition. It was the most efficient, joyless eating I have ever seen."


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    ediblover RE: AreBe Apr 14, 2011 03:07 PM

    My first reaction was one of disbelief, but then I burst into laughter at how obscene the regime is.

    1. coney with everything RE: AreBe Apr 15, 2011 05:36 AM

      Whatever the opposite of chowhound is = Dr. Oz

      1. jmckee RE: AreBe Apr 15, 2011 09:41 AM

        I remember reading about his obsessive "eat to live" regimen. And I seem to also remember that his wife's reaction to it is usually "Don't look at me, he's the crazy one" or something along that line.

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          eatswjoy RE: AreBe Apr 15, 2011 06:38 PM

          Maybe he'll be like Jake LaLanne who was very fit, even into his 90s. I think Dr. Oz is a person who eats to live rather than lives to eat.

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            HillJ RE: eatswjoy Apr 15, 2011 06:49 PM

            Actually I have often thought of Dr. Oz as the 21st Century Jack LaLanne. Having had the pleasure of attending lectures from both LaLanne and Oz, I can assure you neither is suffering for a lack of zest for anything. These men both know/knew how to live well in all aspects of enjoyment.

            It's easy to poke fun at anyone who lives differently, doesn't make it wrong....

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              eatswjoy RE: HillJ Apr 15, 2011 07:13 PM

              Oh, did I come off as poking fun? I didn't mean to. I was commenting in regards to the regimented eating. To me, that is eating to live. I mentioned Jack LaLanne as someone who lived the life he promoted and had a healthy long life. Hopefully, Dr. Oz will benefit from his regimen as well. :)

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                HillJ RE: eatswjoy Apr 15, 2011 07:54 PM

                Oh I'm sorry as well, I didn't mean to single you out on your comment. My statement ran away with me. It was your mention of both gentleman that gave me food for thought.

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            sedimental RE: AreBe Apr 15, 2011 06:44 PM

            Like that old joke: If you give up rich food, alcohol and sex...you might live to be 101- but then again, why bother?

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              linguafood RE: sedimental Apr 16, 2011 03:07 PM

              It'll seem like you're living twice as long.

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                LauraGrace RE: linguafood Apr 18, 2011 04:05 PM

                ... and that right there made me cackle! :)

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              Bunson RE: AreBe Apr 16, 2011 02:59 PM

              I remember seeing a show a while back and they were in New Orleans - it might have been about how New Orleans has the highest obesity rate or something - but point being they were interviewing a resident and he said something along the lines of "I'd rather eat the incredible food in New Orleans and die 10 years early than eat salads and that other healthy/bland crap and live those extra 10 years."

              1. Kagemusha RE: AreBe Apr 18, 2011 04:11 PM

                I'm thinking Bruni's take was similar to mine: "What's the dessicated, self-righteous little chimp saving himself for?"

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