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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The first thing one notices about Chile is how much it resembles Southern California. The sandy clay soil and dry, desert foliage is so familiar and as one leaves Santiago headed south on the Ruta Cinco it feels much like driving north on the I-5 through the central valley of California. The city quickly gives way to agriculture and one quickly understands how Chile exports over 1 billion pounds of fresh fruit yearly to North America alone, and ships over 200 varieties of fresh fruit to over 70 countries.
We were excited and somewhat apprehensive given that my host at the conference here in Chile was dubious about us taking a car outside of the city. People were vague about why we might not want to drive ourselves, so we forged ahead.
Trekking along the valley there is ample evidence of agriculture visible from the highway including grapes, citrus, corn, soybeans, stone fruits – the list goes on and on. Both sides of the expressway have large fruit companies – Primavera Southern Fruits, Dole, Frusan, etc. – along with everything to support the industry, including farm equipment suppliers, fertilizer companies, transportation and even agronomic instruments. The highway traveling south are thick with trucks transporting produce on a road with partially limited access alongside small restaurants and produce stands that are just off the shoulder, where cars and trucks whiz by at 70 miles per hour. The Montes Vineyard and Winery
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.