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 don't like eating breakfast. Do you? I definitely love my coffee with about 1/4 cup hot 1% milk which fills me up enough so that I'm not thinking to myself "I'm hungry for a bowl of Cheerios with 1/2 a banana." But Don monitors what I eat for breakfast and guilts me into eating my cereal (with the other half of his banana).
Don, on the other hand, has read from Dr. Tim that we should eat yogurt with cereal. So he makes a bowl of Grape Nuts and adds some Greek-style yogurt and some honey (along with the 1/2 banana). Yuck. I'm grateful that he gets on me to eat before I leave home in the morning, because at 10:30, I'm hungry (hungry enough to WANT that bowl of Cheerios with banana).
I generally eat some roasted unsalted cashews at my desk and I'm OK until I go get lunch in the cafeteria at 11:30. Tim's right that you can't lose weight if you don't bring your lunch. You may not gain weight, but you will not lose weight. I'm going to make sure I save dinner leftovers this week.
It's going to be crazy at work with the students coming back and getting them oriented to the library, getting our outreach grant off the ground, and keeping up with the constant stream of email correspondence. I will not want to take even 30 minutes to eat lunch, no matter who made it, but I have more control over my life if I'm eating leftovers. The cafeteria is going to be crowded and I'm not going to want to wait for them to make me a salad. The alternative is to get a slice of plain (250 calorie) pizza, and that will fill me up but it will not get me where I want to be by the end of September. I'm still five pounds away from my September goal of 130.
I went on a hamburger-tasting binge this weekend and I feel the heaviness of it. I've also had too many glasses of wine this week. We've selected Indian Shrimp Curry, Blackened Redfish (flounder, really), and the Asian Peanut Chicken Salad for our meals this week.
I ordered (and promply received!) Tom's Tonic (tomshandcrafted.com) syrups. Now all I have to do is find a premium gin in New Orleans: Caorunn, Leopold's, and Nolet. I'm having a friend over for a drink to sample the high-end G&T and will give you my review.