12 Healthy Fixes for Not So Healthy Foods From Dr. Oz


Can't resist the crunch of fried chicken? Dr. Oz has a way for you to enjoy it without the calorie-counting guilt.

No matter how diligent we are with our diets, there are some foods that we just can’t resist. Whether it’s slathering our toast with butter or failing to pass by the box of donuts in the office, sometimes we just can’t say no to those vices. You may have tried some tricks, such as using your entire week’s supply of Weight Watchers points for that plate of fried chicken, or even believing those yogurts actually taste like the dessert they claim to be, but we all know that the end results are always short of satisfying.

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Because sometimes we just can’t avoid our guilty pleasures, we asked world-renowned health and fitness expert Dr. Mehmet Oz to lend a hand. Most commonly known as Dr. Oz, he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2008 as cardiothoracic surgeon, and has since won over the hearts of America through his charm and expert advice. Since his debut with Oprah, Dr. Oz has started his own one-man show where he covers all current and popular health topics. The fourth season of The Dr. Oz Show will premiere this coming Monday, Sept. 10, so now was a better time than ever to have him weigh in on our dilemma. We gave Dr. Oz the top 12 of our most unhealthy, can’t-do-without, food obsessions and asked him if there was any chance in making them healthy. We were excited to learn that there’s hope for us yet.

Anne Dolce is the Cook Editor for The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce