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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At the New Year lots of people think about getting healthier, diet, exercise and weight loss.
Legumes are one of the best (and easiest) ways to make a significant change in your diet. We know that eating ingredients like beans, chick peas, peanuts, and even okra (all legumes) can dramatically reduce the risk of disease. Because they are packed full of quality carbohydrates and protein and full of fiber, they should be a major part of your diet.
Here's the chapter on legumes that's part of the Dr. Gourmet How to Eat Healthy Coaching Series (or you can start the series at the beginning.) Legumes are a great place to start thinking about diet change for yourself; here are two favorite American recipes to help get you started.
You wouldn't think that black eyed peas are all that good for you but they are. The cheap, lowly black eye is a member of the legume family and chock full of everything good for you. A great ingredient as a side dish with your Oven Fried Chicken or used in a salad.
Refried beans aren't really refried. They are essentially simmered until the beans are well cooked and the carbohydrates help create a thick side dish. Often there's a lot of lard or other fat, but it's not really necessary for making a great dish of refried beans.
No other meal plan includes making extra for lunches and leftovers later in the week. This is truly a meal plan for the Real World! Recipes include Fettuccine Alfredo, Shrimp Fried Rice, and Taco Salad.