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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In the last 30 years that I have been writing about food, fried foods have certainly been vilified. Outside of soda, they are the most popular food that everyone focuses on - patients, doctors, dietitians all think of this first when they talk about eating healthier. I get it and fried food can be a problem, but it is not the only problem with our diet. The challenge is that people do eat a lot of fried foods because of the easy availability of fast food, and this leads to a lack of variety in what many folks are eating.
"Complete meals" at places like Kentucky Fried Chicken or Popeye's Fried Chicken generally consist of two pieces of chicken, fries and a soda. Quite simply, that is not a complete meal. A complete meal would have one piece of chicken and possibly some mashed potatoes or corn on the cob and a vegetable like cole slaw or green beans. Making Fried Chicken Healthy »
You can use white flour for this, but I guarantee that you will love using chickpea (garbanzo) flour. I discovered this when having gluten free fried calamari at Legal Seafood. It makes a great nutty breading and cooks well at higher temperatures. There's also over three times the fiber of white flour.
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.