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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There is a pretty clear link between high serum cholesterol and heart disease. When I say "serum" cholesterol I mean the blood test that your doctor performs. It's not just the total cholesterol that we care about but the lipid panel. Lipids are fats and the various types of fats that we measure are the High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) and triglycerides. The key is there is a difference between these lipids and the cholesterol we consume.
For most of us dietary cholesterol, the cholesterol we eat, has not been clearly linked with any effect on our serum cholesterol. Quite simply, it appears that consuming cholesterol is not really something that we need to focus on. For instance, one food that has never been shown to have an effect on cholesterol is eggs. That's right, eggs. In a recent article in Circulation (2008;117: 512-516) researchers found no association between the amount of eggs the subjects ate and any change in their total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, or ratio of total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol. Lowering Cholesterol »
Coating the shrimp with the scampi butter is the key to keeping them moist and plump. You might think that after 25 minutes in the oven they would be woefully overcooked, but this recipe was tested a few times and that is the optimum timing. Because the rest of the ingredients take time to cook and heat up, the shrimp steam near the end of the cooking cycle. The beans and carrots are tender but not overcooked, the shrimp plump and juicy, and the butter and wine combine for a sweet garlicky sauce.
The practical, daily guide to following a Mediterranean Diet at home. Recipes include Taco Salad, Red Beans and Rice, and Fettuccine Alfredo: familiar foods that your family will love and are great for you. Find out how these and other family favorites can help you be healthier! (And yes, you'll lose weight too!)