The Delicious 6-Week Weight Loss Plan for the Real World
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP has counseled thousands of his patients on healthy, sustainable weight loss. Now he's compiled his best tips and recipes into a six-week plan for you to learn how to eat great food that just happens to be great for you - and if losing weight is your goal, you can do that, too.
Get the prescription for better health as well as healthy weight loss, including:
Did I say I'm a cook? That my recreational reading generally involves recipes?
So I have loved cooking for a long time and therefore I have the requisite array of pots, pans, spice, herbs, and general time management skills which cooking with recipes requires. What I think is ingenious about the recipes in this book is that they are written so well that my husband (who is not such a cook) follows them with ease! This is a good thing because we rely on him to prepare at least half of the dinners during a normal week and now I get both service and well-prepared food! That said, preparation is definitely the key to success (as Dr. Gourmet stresses).
But what he has not covered in the book yet is a detail about food storage. You will find (as I did) that you will have (really tasty) leftovers which you will want to take to work for lunch. So in addition to purchasing your ingredients on the Saturday before any given week, don't forget to make sure that you have a good supply of left-over containers—and a lunch box which accommodates them.
I also think that as you read the recipes and make your shopping list, take an inventory of the pots/pans/dishes you will need to follow the recipes. Have a salad spinner, pizza stone, and a set of ramekins in addition to a seasoned cast iron skillet. Sharpen your knives. Did I say have a good lunch box? Taking your lunch to work is essential to the success of your plan, so you have to have an efficient way to get your food from your kitchen to your desk.
Does Dr Gourmet offer a badge in food preparation? If so, I'd like to add one to my Girl Scout sash.