Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: August 23, 2010

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.Dr. Tim Says....

I hear a lot of patients say things about eating healthy and losing weight that are simply not true. For the next few weeks I am going to share some of these myths with you and the truth behind them.

Myth: The kinds of foods that you eat are more important than the amount you eat.

Truth: People will go out of their way to eliminate carbohydrates or fats completely from their diet. Most of the time they end up eating the same number of calories in other types of foods.

Calories are calories whether they come from fat or carbs. If you eat too many calories for the amount that you are going to burn, you will gain weight. Simple. It is the amount of food that you eat that is important. Weight Loss Myths, Part 2

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"We kids feared many things in those days - werewolves, dentists, North Koreans, Sunday School - but they all paled in comparison with Brussels sprouts."
-Dave Barry, American humorist

Shredded Brussels Sprouts | Low Sodium Version

Brussels SproutsMr. Barry may be right about the Brussels Sprouts that he had as a kid, but these are amazing. This recipe is a variation of the Lemon Butter Brussels Sprouts. The idea for shredding them is not mine but a friend, Chef Michael Omo, from the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. He served these to me at a lovely dinner in his home. At first I thought they were leeks, the flavor was so luscious and sweet. If you're like Dave Barry, try your Brussels sprouts a la Chef Omo.

Lemon Butter Brussels Sprouts

All four taste buds are activated in this one. Bitter Brussels sprouts, salt, sweet honey and tart lemon juice. All suspended in luscious butter.

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