Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: September 8, 2009

Dr. Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.[This is another in our series on the How and Why of Eating Healthy.]

So far we've gone over getting your day structured for eating breakfast and lunch as well as what makes sense for dinner. All of this takes some planning on your part and I believe that this is the most important part of eating healthy. The better you plan, the better chance that you will stick to eating healthy.

People will plan almost every aspect of their lives. They know when they have to be at work, what meetings they will go to, times for the kid's soccer game, when they are going to mow the lawn and on and on. Any successful project requires a plan. You wouldn't think of building a house without architectural drawings and a construction plan. But folks just don't take the time to put their meals into their plans, so they end up stopping off at Burger King or standing in front of the fridge at 6:00 P.M. thinking, "What are we going to have for dinner?" Menu Planning

Featured Recipe

Pork and White Bean Soup | Low Sodium Version

White BeansYou can use any cut of pork that you like, but the pork tenderloin will cook up much quicker. This recipe takes just a little over 30 minutes and the tenderloin will be nice and tender. Using pork loin or chops will actually add a bit more flavor but will take longer to cook.

You can take this a bit spicier by adding a little cumin and a touch of chili powder. Try using oregano instead of the sage.

This recipe is gluten-free, lactose-free and safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users. Those who have GERD / Acid Reflux should avoid it.

A Healthy Pregnancy
with Faith Bontrager, RN, BSN

Faith Bontrager, RN, BSNAll of us have days when we would rather have a tall cappuccino than a spinach salad. Holding up a glass of milk and saying, "Here's to you, baby; I'm building your bones!" can be a great motivator. This article mainly includes nutrients that are challenges to a number of pregnant women. I grouped the foods by nutrient types, and if I mention foods that you don't like, use The Dr. Gourmet Diet Planto search for another food with the same nutrient.

Meat, seafood, eggs, nuts, and legumes are all great sources of protein. Proteins are the "building block" of bodies. Think about building baby's muscles (they also build other tissues). They are the foundation of the antibodies that fight infection and of hormones that regulate almost every aspect of baby's growth and development. Protein is also important for Moms. During pregnancy, your uterus grows to about 20 times its non-pregnant size, your breasts grow, your blood volume expands significantly. So eat that protein – for you and baby! Eat 60 grams daily (more if you are pregnant with twins). What DOES that Broccoli Do for My Baby?

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