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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I have had a lot of interesting feedback from my patients about this blog and my experiences with change in diet. I was unsure whether to continue and one patient encouraged me saying that she felt the dialogue was about a lot of things other than just being gluten free – a new condition, change in diet, change in lifestyle.
She asked if I felt better and it was pretty amazing the transformation and below are the weeks that energy began to kick in.
So, with that encouragement, here is the next installment. Learning to Eat and Live Gluten-Free
This Thai soup uses a few ingredients that may not be familiar to you. The first is fish sauce. Fish Sauce is an all purpose Asian flavoring used throughout Southeast Asia. A Vietnamese friend of mine said to me once, "we put it on everything." It is essentially a concentration of anchovies and brings an umami flavor to dishes much like soy sauce does. Like soy sauce, it is very salty with a tablespoon having as much as 1,500 mg. Thai Kitchen brand is in most stores and contains about 700 mg of sodium per tablespoon, so it is a fair alternative, but use sparingly.
Most Thai dishes like this one are more authentic using shiitaki mushrooms but I like the thickly sliced crimini. They are meatier and give the soup more texture (and are about 1/3 the cost of shiitaki).
Lastly, I have been using a great brown rice noodle that is on the market now for all recipes that call for cellophane or rice noodles. It has a lot more fiber. The brand is Annie Chun's.
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My wife purchased this book and we have been using the recipes for three weeks now. Great tasting, restaurant quality food with weight loss as a bonus. What could be better? We're hooked.
- Bruce R. Frank
I lost 22 pounds following this diet for the last 6 weeks! I have learned some fantastic recipes and did not feel deprived at all! Moving on to the next stage in the game, I feel confident that I can continue to make great choices and lose even more! This was the perfect way for me to jumpstart my weight loss!