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:
I used to sell and teach people how to cook fresh fish at Burhop's in Chicago. In those days, I ate fish most days of the week (and smelled like a fish... no wonder I didn't have very many dates even though I was living near the Rush Street neighborhood). Something happened along the way. Even though I still have a ton of fish recipes, I forgot to use them! Until I got hold of this book and those FABULOUS Dr. Gourmet recipes! Have you tried the Seared Halibut with Basil Oil? I can't wait to make that again!
I used to begrudge vegetarians. One time I invited a vegetarian couple to dinner and was flummoxed when it came time to select the menu. I spent the entire afternoon in the kitchen creating a main course that involved a stuffed pumpkin. Now I have a new appreciation for their diet. I think my bad disposition was grounded in, frankly, not knowing how or what to prepare - short of doubling up on the amount of vegetable sides. I'm so thankful that I now have a repertoire of vegetarian meals liked the Baked Ziti, Portobello Burger, Eggplant Parmesan, and the Lentil Chili.
On another note, I am so relieved to know that we can resume our wine-imbibing. We are accustomed to drinking wine with dinner (and before dinner, for that matter). OK. So I'll TRY limit myself to two 5-oz glasses. But where does this leave happy hour? I had two Gin and Tonics last night on the State Street porch where my friend Grace entertains. And they tasted SO GOOD in that hot, humid air. I also ate a couple of Tostitos whole grain chips. Fortunately for me, Don (my husband) had the good sense to bring chilled strawberries and bing cherries so I had a healthy option. And we came home and prepared that AWESOME Asian Peanut Chicken with Noodles recipe.
Still, I know that I consumed too many calories yesterday because of happy hour. I really don't want to give up two Gin and Tonics. And I don't care for that fake tonic water (the sugar-free variety). I think that achieving my 25 pound weight loss goal is just going to take longer than anticipated. I mean, it's just not summer without Gin and Tonics.