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.
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Every week I at least one patient say, "Doc, I'm going to lose weight because I have quit eating potatoes." This is the unfortunate legacy of Dr. Atkins, and what a shame that he left people with the perception that potatoes are bad for them or cause weight gain. Potatoes are pretty terrific and make a fine side dish. They are full of great vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, potassium and iron. A 6 ounce serving contains six grams of fiber.
The way that potatoes are cooked is what contributes to weight gain, and there has been pretty good research on this. French fries, potato chips and other highly processed snack foods appear to be the culprit - and not the lovely potato. Potatoes do not make you fat. Potatoes
This is a fairly spicy recipe, so if you like your food a little milder, substitute half a roasted green bell pepper for half of the poblano pepper. The key to making home fries like those you get at a restaurant is to use a little bit of oil and a moderately hot pan. After caramelizing the onions and adding the potatoes I reduce the heat slightly and cover. The steam helps increase the heat and cook the potatoes through. If you stir only about every three minutes, the bottom layer of the potatoes will brown nicely but not stick to the pan. Toss them, pat down slightly cover and repeat. Keep a close watch on this dish in the last ten minutes or so of cooking, as you want the onions, peppers and sweet potatoes to caramelize, but not burn.
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