Health Makeover with Marilu Henner: Week Three (cont.)

Fay_Moderator: Mm hmm...

Blaine_Moderator: In your book The 30 Day Health Makeover, you talk about the PMS ...

Henner: I used to have terrible PMS, and my boyfriend at the time would talk about the 3 faces of Eve.

Blaine_Moderator: Marilu, while you're soaking that bread, I'm going to throw another question at you ...

suez9_WebMD I am not necessarliy overweight, how soon could I expect to see some weight loss on the program?

Henner: It depends how polluted you are. It's about getting your body to work efficiently, and your food to go through you. What you want to do ... people notice inches, and others notice a huge weight loss. Men do so well on this program. It depends on your situation, and also depends on what kind of hoarder you are.

Fay_Moderator: And how polluted! (laughs)

Henner: If you're somebody walking through life rigid, every cell is going to start hoarding. The way a cell works, and I don't even want to call this biology, but here's this cell, something goes in gets processed and comes out. But if you're under stress, something will go in and just stay there.

Fay_Moderator: It's just going to stay there, right.

Henner: So you have to just relax.

Blaine_Moderator: Okay, what are you doing with this French Toast here, Marilu?

Henner: I've been soaking this bread, with one egg white. And if you get a really good strong, hearty bread... and this is all ready to cook.

Blaine_Moderator: I know that's flourless bread. But, they pop that in the frying pan and ....

Henner: And what you can do after is just drizzle some maple syrup on it. A lot of women on the program, I've learned from the websites, love the food. Its about re-educating your palate and teaching yourself to taste things differently.

Fay_Moderator: Right. Okay.

Blaine_Moderator: Talk about sugar for a minute, you're putting maple syrup on it ...

Henner: But it'll still do the flavors. We think we have to drown things...

Fay_Moderator: Right, that's a good point.

Henner: Sugar to me is kiddie cocaine. Maple syrup is a natural product, date sugar is fabulous. In my new book out July, I take you through the whole conversions. And I tell you how to convert a cup of sugar.

Fay_Moderator: Oh great! And, the measurements .. cause everything has a different amount of ...

jacquelinef_WebMD How do you resist sugar and what legal sugar do you eat?

Henner: The legal sugars are things like barley malt, maple sugar, syrup... as long as it's not through that process where 98% of the nutrients have been taken out. And I swear it won't have the same reaction that it will on refined sugar. I can smell refined sugar in things, and I can see the difference in my kids. It's amazing how children... It's kiddie cocaine. After kids have sugar, the place is wild.

Fay_Moderator: Yeah!

Blaine_Moderator: We're going to the East/West Salad, right?

Fay_Moderator: Yeah, I chose this one! I really wanted to know what this was all about!

Henner: So you steam the tofu over some hot water. And then chop it up.

Fay_Moderator: You have to take me from buying my big white block ...

Henner: And then you have two egg whites, hard-boiled.

Fay_Moderator: That's it? Oh! I love this!

Henner: And then we've got a half cup of bok choy.

Fay_Moderator: Bok choy, alright.

Henner: And mix it all together. And this is seaweed.

Fay_Moderator: Okay.

Blaine_Moderator: Why seaweed?

Henner: Seaweed is so good.

Fay_Moderator: Mm hmm. Is this just ... you kind of shredded it ...? Go to some great Japanese stores and ...

Henner: And now you have a bit of soy sauce for flavor, and then you're going to add... mayonnaise.

Fay_Moderator: You really only use tiny portions .... soy sauce and ...

Henner: That's Layonnaise. It's a soy product.

Blaine_Moderator: It's a soy product, right?

Fay_Moderator: Nayonaise?

Henner: I've been screaming about soy for 21 years, and now everyone is on the bandwagon and I'm so happy.

Fay_Moderator: Right.

Fay_Moderator: Chili peppers?

Henner: And you can add a little bit of chile if you like things spicy.

Fay_Moderator: One thing I noticed, too, very easy to go to Starbucks and Coffee Bean and order everything in Soy. I've got my order down, my chai tea with soy ... It's very difficult to order there .... But, (laughs!) I feel SO different!

Henner: And you'll feel cleaner in your face. And if you give up dairy, its amazing how much you start to feel in terms of your breathing.

Fay_Moderator: Mm hmm .... everything!

Blaine_Moderator: Marilu, while you're talking about soy and chai tea and everything ....

suez9_WebMD I would like to have more information today about soy/rice beverages. I enjoy soy chai tea and am wondering how/where that fits in the food combining.

Henner: Soy is one of those things that fits in with everything, but you have to try it. I think its the most perfect food ever, and there are people who can eat it with fruit or protein. A lot of people don't understand this about food combining, but you are going to put starches and soy together, make sure you have a legume to link them.

Blaine_Moderator: Now, what do you consider this salad?

Fay_Moderator: Protein, right? Cause you've got the egg whites ....

Henner: It's a legume protein, so you can actually serve it with toast.

Fay_Moderator: Ahh ... okay.

Blaine_Moderator: So, you can put that on toast points.

Fay_Moderator: This is smelling good, too.

Henner: What you do is put a bed of spinach, and put this on it.

Fay_Moderator: Now how much is this for?

Fay_Moderator: For 4 people ... this is the other thing, is portions.

Henner: What's incredible is that if you take care of the quality... the quanttiy takes care of itself.

Fay_Moderator: Yes, there you go. Uh huh, okay.

Henner: Because you start to feel like that there are so many people overeating, but there's actually starving so much.

Fay_Moderator: (Helps Marilu prepare the salad)

Henner: It's because they're eating 3 to 5 thousand calories a day, but there are no nutrients in what they eat.

Blaine_Moderator: They're eating and eating and trying to get their nutrients.

Henner: Their intestines can't even grab the nutrients, because they have such a flabby system going on inside. The twists and turns of the colon probably has so many pockets of old food and dry matter.

So this should be on top of a salad.

Blaine_Moderator: We will! (taste the salad) .... She arranges that so nicely! Wow.

Henner: This is like an appetizer for 4 people, or lunch for 2.

Fay_Moderator: Look at that! It's wonderful!

Blaine_Moderator: There's a question about the soy beans you cooked last week ...

jacquelinef_WebMD When and how often do you eat edame?

Henner: I eat them everyday.

Blaine_Moderator: I'm going to make Blaine taste this ..

Fay_Moderator: I'm going to eat some, too .... I'd love to have some water chestnuts, too.

Blaine_Moderator: It's the hanger lady! (laughs!) Actually, it's! It's delicious, I love this flavor.

Fay_Moderator: Yes! Mm ...

Henner: I think that the key to an organized closet, is that you have to make sure you have to hang all the light things together, the suits, pants, all of it together.

Fay_Moderator: Yep.

Blaine_Moderator: Uh huh.

Henner: And then it's not expensive, and it's going to help you save time if you get all the same hangers.

Fay_Moderator: Sure.

Henner: Buy them in bulk, and they're cheaper than if you buy them individually.

Fay_Moderator: Right.

Blaine_Moderator: This is exceptional.

Henner: Then hang it all up, and you can slide it ... and things look so organized.

Fay_Moderator: This comes from a very old-fashioned way of living. Okay, so where does it come from for you?

Henner: It's more important for you to be organized and find things, and have clothes you don't have to steam or iron.

Blaine_Moderator: Marilu, we're out of time again! And, I know if users get your book, they can get more detail on how to organize their closet!

Fay_Moderator: This is the 30 Day closet makeover! (laughs)

Blaine_Moderator: (laughs)

Henner: That's great, because it's really about giving me 30 days to change your life. You might not do the things all the time, but it'll put you in a different mindset.

Blaine_Moderator: I haven't had the time to read you all the responses here, but several people say they've been doing it and they've seen fantastic results and they've loved it!

Henner: Yellow is fun because we're going to do deserts.

Blaine_Moderator: Oh boy! One more week, what's coming up next? Oh good!

Henner: And most people live in yellow during their lives, back and forth between green and yellow.

Fay_Moderator: I've got to find a yellow something to wear ...

Blaine_Moderator: Marilu, we're out of time, say goodbye to WebMD users!

Henner: Bye!

Blaine_Moderator: And, WebMD join us next week on the Family Wellness channel and be sure to stay healthy! Thank you and have a nice day!

Fay_Moderator: Bye! (waves)

Blaine_Moderator: (waves)

©1996-2005 WebMD Inc. All rights reserved.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors